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Navigation pane to sidebar OSX by edgordil Navigation pane to sidebar OSX by edgordil
How to make the navigation pane in vista look like the leopard sidebar!!!!

-Enable de navigation pane
In a explorer window in the folder band clic in orginize>layout>navigation pane

You can customize the links as you prefer, normally leopard has by default four kinds of links:

Devices: where you can find the HD, iDisks, etc..
Shared: where you can find the other computers in a network
Places: where you can find you personal stuff (videos, movies, etc)
Search for: where you can find the file modified yesterday,last week,... or all your musique, pictures or movies)

All you have to do is to drag and drop what you want to add to your navigation pane for each section that you have created.

To create Devices/places/shared... titltes you can drag and drop any folder you want (ie c:\windows, normally they will be links too). For each Devices/Places... you have to name it in CAPS.

For each link you can change its icon, firts of all right clic over the link>;properties>shorcut tab>change icon

You can find some icons for the sidebar here: [link] or here: [link]

For the titlles Devices/Places... you should choose the arrow as the icon

As you've done for the DEVICES/PLACES/... you should chosse any folder to be the separator (as it'll be still a link)
Place this links where you want the separators and right clic over them>go to change icon and search for an invisible icon in shell32.dll (normally in c:\windows\system32\)
For the name of the shorcut you tap: alt+255 once for the first separator, twice for the second, etc...

As for the background, links tittlebar and folders bar hidden you can use the shellstyle.dll here: [link]

You gotta know that this shellstyle.dll works properly only with the WB skin.

More information:

- SideBar tutorial: [link]

- Separator for navigation pane: [link]

I gotta thank IDAS=Zeus OSX for his inspiring work and Raats for his tutotrial and icons!!!!!

All questions and comments are wellcome

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edgordil Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009
Yeah it is XWD!!

You can get the skin from here: [link]

There's a lot more!


I'm not pretty sure it works in 64 bit version, but you can give it a try!

All you have to do is to run install.cmd just double-clicking. Say yes to all!
Maxpein Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Student Artisan Crafter
Are there only other links to for the Mac Finder Navigation Toolbar for Windows, cause the Aqua-soft link is broken.
fidel0008 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009
is that xwindows dock?and were did u get the skinn.
jonoisawitness Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2009
can you please tell me how to set up Mac Finder Navigation Toolbar for vista. i downloaded it but it only has instructions for xp.. BTWs i have 64 bit vista, does that make a difference?

baiyoo Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2009
What dock are you use? I really like it.
ipapun Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
It looks great......and thanks for this brief tutorial...and yes How do you use that styler on Vista.
edgordil Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009
Hi ipapun!!

It's not styler, is Mac Finder Navigation Toolbar for Windows

Go to: [link]

For Finder toolbar leopard skin: [link]
ipapun Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Is it work in Windows 7 or with Vista......
edgordil Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2009
I'm using vista SP1, but you can give it a try in 7 ;) I really don't know if it works!
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