Lion Tweaks – Cleaning up that ridiculous “leatherette” appearance of Address Book and iCal in Mac OS Lion

In the latest Tidbits issue I read the word “leatherette”, as non-native speaker had to look it up, thereby adding one more word to my vocabulary. And it reminded me of "Lion Tweaks" by a young Norwegian developer. Free, and just one click. I run this app on any Lion installation I get my hands on, rendering the interface bearable to the eye (and more). Really: WHAT WERE THEY THINKING? The leatherette appearance is not just really really bad taste, it is also idiotic in carrying over non-functional visual clues to people how probably haven't used a paper calendar for years (decades in my case). I know, others have ranted before… Just yesterday I was happy to tell cursing colleagues how to get rid of that look.

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