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  • Spid Level 1 (0 points)

    Yep that's right... but I do believe (I might be wrong) that once we remove the "automatic change for grey icons" option, we should be able to see the real color icons... which means not only color, but also the original icons shape and design.


    I was used to make special icons for my favorite folder I do use very often... with individual and different color icons for each one... to be able to find them quickly and have very fast workflow... Now it's just a mess...

  • AqueeousBEqualibria Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm not so sure, if that was the case our custom icons would be showing up still, just in grey. They are being totally overridden. Asking for color would be asking for them to keep overwriting all icons but with their choice of colored ones. Why would we be begging for color, shelling out thousands of dollars to Apple when we used to have 100% control. No one at Apple should care if we keep grey icons or not lol. Who's computer is it? My checkbook says its mine. This is almost like forcing a standard wallpaper accept, that at least, would not hinder productivity.

  • nuno1959 Level 1 (25 points)



      as always it's all down to numbers/sales - if enough users demand it, they WILL put it back so don't dismiss Mac user's weight/influence in Apple's decision making process :

      remember when a new iTunes came out with a searing white background ? user's outcry was such that in the next software upgrade the choice for grey was back.....


      now obviously that just ranting about it among ourselves won't do it, IT IS through the Apple feedback page &why not, petitions as well.

    only then will Apple haver some poor schmoe at the office counting for & against emails so later they can decide what to do about the issue at hand


    P.S.: also signed it & sent at least three different feedbacks about this & other things

  • Spid Level 1 (0 points)

    Just received an email from Apple for removing my post for the proposed petition...


    So, I will just post it on any other forum such MacRumors and so on to let the cat out of the bag!

  • Hartz Arrea Level 4 (3,025 points)

    Well, well, petty subterfuges…


    But the important thing is that someone up there is reading and knows how we feel…




  • TheStich Level 1 (0 points)

    Fair call. And yes it does look as though Apple are watching this (as Spid commented about his petition post being removed).

    On the side, has anyone come across a Lion user manual or any other form of documentation? I've looked through the Apple support site, but can only find manuals up to Snow Leopard...

    Lets keep at Apple on this issue via the feedback tool

  • BhuTriv Level 1 (0 points)

    I hope apple is watching. I agree that the icon colors in the Sidebar are very much needed - it definitely made it easier. And I agree that the previous section (devices, places, favourites) is a better order than what Lion offers.

    I just upgraded to LIon last evening and am very disappointed with these changes.

    Finder was my primary route for locating my data files; and for copying / moving them also.


    Disappointed with Lion

  • Philip Nordling Level 1 (25 points)

    We need colors BACK! I don't understand how the most often very talented interface-people at Apple could have made a mistake like this. I get crosseyed every time I try and find something in the sidebar now

  • Stephane Cohou Level 1 (95 points)

    It's kind of ironic. It reminds me of the first iMac ad, in which Jeff Goldblum dissed beige computers. You could apply his rant to Lion: "... grey..., it's nothing, it's boring, it's bland. Why in heaven's name have the people who've made Lion, made the icons grey. That's nuts! That's nuts!...Have they been in thinking jail?... That's crazy!"

    Grey is the new beige.


    The head of the design team should be fired.

  • banshee_z71 Level 1 (0 points)

    Anybody find a way yet? I've been stuck using Path Finder because the grey Finder icons make me want to puke every time Iook at them. And I can't even reorder my categories in the sidebar now. Thanks for the downgrade Apple!


    This may be an alternative (paid of course) if the developer can be convienced to add it. At this point I would pay to have some color icons back. lored_sidebar_in_lion

  • lutribu Level 1 (0 points)

    If you dislike the monochrome grey sidebar icons like me, you can let it know by visiting this page and hopefully catch Apple attention about this issue:


  • nuno1959 Level 1 (25 points)

    at the risk of repeating myself write to them HERE because i know for a fact that THEY DO READ THESE :



    & keep complaining until this gets changed, period !

  • nuno1959 Level 1 (25 points)

    i read about this in a MacRumours thread :



    has anyone tried it yet ?

  • bignate256 Level 1 (0 points)

    Not yet but I will. I noticed it said it could freeze Finder, so hopefully it'll have a uninstaller with it.

  • TheStich Level 1 (0 points)

    The Tweak Apps are coming...


    One of the Genius' at my local Apple Store said a few apps have come out in the past couple of weeks addressing a lot of the Snow Leopard to Lion differences. However, he admitted that the colour icons in the sidebar is still an allusive feature. He mentioned one in particular that he had seen on 9to5mac: ks/


    You can get it directly from


    If anyone finds any other tweakers - please post the links!

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