Windows 7 Mac Theme

A lot of people requested a Windows 7 Mac Theme, so here it is! This theme will modify your shell and make it look like a Mac, pretty neat, huh?

Windows 7 Mac Theme

Did you know: 3rd-party themes cannot be used without a patch. We have included this patch to get you started right away. We also intend to update our theme installer so you can install this with even less work involved

Mac Windows 7 Theme Screenshots

What does it look like:
Windows 7 Mac Theme

This Windows 7 theme modifies the shell to make it look exactly like a Mac! You won’t find a lot differences, it’s a 1:1 copy of the original Mac OS X theme. Mac OS X (also known as Snow Leopard) looks really hot, you simply can’t deny that!
Important: You will need to download additional 3rd-party tools to make it look exactly like that. You will need a Mac dock for example, but it’s all explained in our attached tutorials. So, you will hopefully enjoy our Mac Windows 7 Theme!

Mac-like Windows 7 Caption Buttons

Example caption buttons:
Mac OS X Caption Buttons

A Mac-Like Windows 7 UI

If you like the UI of Snow Leopard, this will attempt to create a similar look on your desktop:

Snow Leopard Mac OS X
Larger picture: Windows 7 OS X Desktop

Download The Mac Toolbar

The Mac dock is pretty awesome, don’t you think? We have added tools and goodies so you can have something similar on Windows 7 (Windows 8)

Want a similar toolbar? Check it out:
Mac OS X Toolbar

What Do Others Say

So far we have received mostly favorable feedback:

  • 2000+ Facebook Likes
  • 200+ Tweets
  • 20,000+ Downloads

What’s Included?
  • 1x Mac OS X Theme (Value: $10)
  • 1x Windows 7 Theme Installer for Shell Themes (Value: $10)
  • 1x XLefty App To Move Close/Minimize/Maximize Buttons to Left (Value: $10)
  • 1x Firefox Mac Theme (Value: $5)
  • 1x Mac Dock (Value: $5)
  • 1x PDF Tutorial (How to Install) (Value: $5)
  • 1x Mac OS X Wallpaper .Themepack
  • 1x Free iPad Theme for Windows 7

Theme Installer for Shell Themes

The download now includes a full Windows 7 theme installer (yes, that is correct you now get a free software for installing Windows 7 themes and a full Mac theme). It will be a lot easier to replace the system files with this tool and you can continue to use it to install other Windows 7 themes! This works for all themes!

Windows 7 Theme Installer

XLefty: Move Close/Minimize/Maximize Buttons
What is this tool? XLefty is a tool we have developed to move the caption buttons, it is liteweight but only works on Windows 7, no Windows 8 support yet

Xlefty buttons

As you can see this program will make Windows 7 look exactly like Mac OS X and move all the buttons to the left.

Download Mac OS X Windows 7 Theme

Windows 7 Mac Theme

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Windows 7 ebook

  • Easier Installation and Deinstallation (Even Beginners Can Do It!)
  • Updated Graphics (Even Better Look!)
  • Added The Biggest List Of Mac Themes In The World (List of Mac Shell Themes)
  • Added 16-page Guide: How to speed up Windows 7
  • Added 6-page Guide: How to install shell themes using the installer

Additionally, you might want to get a Mac Dock and Mac features.

Windows 8 Support

Are you looking for a theme with Windows 8 support? Try DeviantArt and then apply the best skins that are available

Related: Firefox Mac Theme

Mac Theme for Firefox

What do other people say?

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47 Responses to Windows 7 Mac Theme

  1. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    amu said:


  2. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    insemang said:

    nice themes

  3. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Breckenridge said:

    This is really nice, although I’m running windows 7 using parallels on MacOS X, I had to download and try. Thanks!:)

  4. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    mizanur said:

    thanks for publishig these theme . its really outstanding idea that we can use these themes… thanks again…..

  5. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Mayu said:

    This is awsome

  6. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Chuang said:

    thanks for publishing these themes.i have wanted to change my theme into mac’s.

  7. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    shortiee said:

    hot themes

  8. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    mahmud said:

    awesome theme

  9. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Jordi said:

    These themes are awesome!
    Nice job ;)

  10. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Tobei said:

    Am I the only one that can’t download this theme?

    I’ve tried opening this page in Safari, Chrome and Internet Explorer, all to no avail. All the download button does is reload the page…

  11. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    sOliver said:

    Tobei, I suppose you’re on a Mac, aren’t you? For some reason it’s only working on a PC. I’ll be looking into it.

    Also disable Adblockers temporarily and enable Javascript that is required for the download. Firefox 3.6.6 and Windows 7 Pro works just fine here.

    Hope this helps!

  12. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    second said:

    nice layout

  13. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    sOliver said:

    The Mac theme has been updated. It now includes a Windows 7 theme installer that should make installing the theme a lot easier for beginners. I know that some had problems installing it, because you have to replace shell32.dll, explorer.exe, explorerframe.dll and copy the .theme files.

    Additionally, if you are still not able to install it, there’s a new Mac themepack file that can be installed with only a double-click. It will install Mac Icons, Wallpapers, Sounds and Cursors on your Windows 7 PC.

  14. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Godze (Syclone) said:

    as i am reading what the folks are saying, its a must to have this theme and as I’m typing the download is busy, thanks. i am pretty sure i will love this

  15. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Jimmy Read said:

    I downloaded the theme and it is really looking very nice. I want to ask whether am I able to install the theme on Windows XP version also?

  16. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Philip Inlong said:

    The Mac theme is very cool

  17. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    sOliver said:

    Jimmy, you can only install the Mac theme on Windows 7, this can be either Windows 7 32-bit or Windows 7 64-bit. I thought it would be obvious, because it say Windows 7 Mac Theme. Anyway, I will be looking into this and find a Windows XP Mac theme for you.

    Also, I want to remind everyone that the Mac theme now includes a theme installer that allows you to install custom Windows 7 themes very easily (normally installing Windows 7 themes is a lot of trouble). Because I invested a lot of time into all of this (theme + installer = 100h+) I consider a short survey to get the Mac theme very fair.

  18. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    sOliver said:

    As suggest by one of our readers the PayPal donation has been re-enabled. You can donate and we will send you the Mac theme for Windows 7, including a theme installer (for shell themes) to your e-Mail. Should you not receive the theme + installer instantly, please reply to the automated email that you will receive.

  19. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    henry said:


    I am trying to understand very well the process to install WINDOWS 7 MAC THEME, before make any modification using this theme.
    When I run the installer, it shows a screen asking me for some files. I think I will only select the files coming with the package. (?!) and the others (right side of the screen) for all files in 32 bit version of the same files, right?

    I am not sure about the installation process showed in the package, it says something about patch windows 7, the installer is suppose to install everything itself (?!) or we need to patch windows too ??

    Thank you so much for doing all this good stuff for us…..

  20. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Serge said:

    Well I got the theme to work. But I have another question. How do I get that bar on the top like a mac does? Also, the dock that is on the bottom.

    I want my PC to look exactly like a mac, or close to it.

    – Thanks

  21. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Usama Imran said:

    I have just looked through your work and I can honestly say you are one of the most dedicated bloggers on the net. The amount of work you have put in is just amazing. You are one of a select group of people who reply to comments and I think what you do is great, SO DONT GIVE UP!

  22. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    adel said:

    The Mac theme is very cool

  23. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    sOliver said:

    @Henry I’ve written a very detailed step-by-step guide how to install this mac theme using the theme installer that is included. You will first have to patch Windows 7, then you can use the installer to install the theme.

    You can find the tutorial here:
    How to install Mac theme

    @Serge If you want the Mac dock click here. Also follow the links at the beginning of the article AND at the bottom of the site (useful applications).

    @Usama, adel thank your for the kind words

    @Thomas You forgot to add the explorer.exe (it did not change the start orb). As for the taskbar, I will have to look into this.

    I also added new screenshots of the Mac theme here:

  24. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Cory said:

    You did a fantastic job on the MAC OS X theme for windows 7.

  25. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Alan Mooney said:

    Hi Oliver,

    Love the theme. If go ahead and install the MAC Theme, is there any easy way to revert back to the default Windows 7 Aero Theme?


  26. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    sOliver said:

    Alan, you should keep a copy of the original system files and then you can easily revert back to the original Windows 7 shell theme if you are bored of the Mac theme. It’s all described in the attached PDF tutorial and is really easy if you use our theme installer.

    Also, I am using this theme myself and it doesn’t slow down Windows 7. In fact, it’s pretty darn fast.

    I hope this helps..

  27. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Saadi Khattak said:

    Mind Blowing

  28. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    OliiiPop said:

    Hey sOliver, such an awesome theme!
    I followed the tutorial to the t but I came across a huge snag.
    I did everything for the x64 version using the theme manager.
    A few things are not correct (which I can live with) except for
    whenever I get an “Open” dialog box, it seems to be missing my directory and preview screen. Is there anything I can change or must do to fix this? I’m a little anxious to get this fixxed, thank you so much!

  29. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    sOliver said:

    Oli, that is not a common problem but I suggest to try this:

    Let me know if this helps. I will mail you if I find anything else to fix this.

  30. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Nilbert said:

    nice theme. it is so beautiful

  31. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Craig said:

    Is there any way to uninstall it?

  32. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    sOliver said:

    Craig, yes it’s very easy to uninstall. All you have to do is to open the Personalization Control Panel and select a different theme other than the Mac theme, which will be listed under “Installed Themes” because it’s a 3rd-party theme.

    Easy Uninstall: Right-click on your desktop, click on Personalize, change theme, done! Easy, huh?

    Also the theme has been updated again, it’s now even easier to install. You don’t have to use the theme installer if you don’t want to, but you can use it to install other Windows 7 shell themes. Everyone can install this theme, no knowledge required.

  33. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    sOliver said:

    The mac theme has been updated again! New things added: 2 ebooks that I wrote and a huge list of mac shell themes for Windows 7. Plus installation and deinstallation is now fool-proof.

    Let me know if you have any questions!

  34. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    rahul said:

    superb theme …really like this theme..

  35. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Leo said:

    nice theme. it is so beautiful

  36. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    sOliver said:

    And another update. This time two more themes for Google Chrome were added (tested on Windows 7 only but should work on Ubuntu and other OS’s too). If you have any suggestions for the next update, please post your ideas.

    Btw, if you donate via Paypal, you get free updates for life, so if you have already donated for it you can drop me a mail and I will send you the updated Mac theme.

  37. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Marcelo Santos said:

    Nice themes…

  38. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    W-up-py said:

    I have one question and I hope someone can help me…

    Can I use this theme also on a german version of W7 Home Premium?
    Because I’m living in Germany (but I am italian) and so my OS language is in german too…
    Or is this theme only in english/for english W7?

    Hope someone can answere my little question…


    (sOliver you can also answere by e-mail if you wish)

  39. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    sOliver said:

    W-up-py, yes the Mac theme can also be used on a german Windows 7 installation. In fact, the language doesn’t matter, because it doesn’t affect the language packs, it will modify the shell (the look) of Windows 7.

    Also, I made the installation of the Mac theme very easy, everyone should be able to install it now, but please take 5 min to read the instructions.

  40. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    sOliver said:

    @Marcelo, sending you a mail!

  41. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    sOliver said:

    Updated the theme today. If you have any questions related to the Mac Theme, please use our contact site now.

  42. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    brian said:

    i like this stuff

  43. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Mitch said:

    i have java enabled and i disabled ad-blockers but i still cannot download :/ i get to the website with ease get to the download section and it just reloads the page, i’ve inspected the element within Firefox, G-Chrome and Internet Explorer and still nothing, any help?

    P.S. am running win7 ultimate on a PC.


  44. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    sOliver said:

    Mitch, if you can’t download the Mac theme, I suggest to create a new user on Windows 7 temporarily and then try again. Might help

    If it still doesn’t help send a mail with the subject Windows 7 Mac theme to win7themes at or use the contact form (site – contact)

  45. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    kell said:

    wow, i love this

  46. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    shailesh pant said:

    i want a fully functional mac theme for my win 8.there are many mac themes but those are for win 7 and i want it for win8.please give me the link regarding this.please

  47. Orange Community Approved Comment:
    Oliver Krautscheid said:

    Shailesh, yes most of them are for Windows 7 and not Windows 8

    Your best bet right now is to browse DeviantArt and do some modding yourself

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