When Tiger was released, Mail’s new interface was a shock to many people. New lozenge-shaped buttons appeared in the toolbar, which some thought were not only ugly in themselves, but out of step with the rest of Tiger’s interface. They wanted to wind back the clock, and return to the look of Apple Mail in Panther.
If the new look bugs you, three applications can return you to the Panther look. Mail Stamps will replace the lozenge-shaped buttons with the icons from Panther. An uninstaller painlessly returns Mail to the new look if you want to later. Running Mail Stamps turned my Mail’s appearance from this:
Updated 5 December 2005
- Good news for Leopard Mail lozenge loathers
- Get rid of Tiger Mail’s lozenge buttons
- 10.4.6: Mail, GPGMail and MailStamps issues
- Mail Stamps 2.0.1 released
Tags: apple GUI, Apple Mail, hack, icons, interface, lozenge-shaped buttons, mail.app, panther