iCal and Address Book in OS X Lion have acquired the pheuomorphic look of their counterparts in iOS. While the changes in functionality of Address Book are not easily fix, at least the look of these two applications can be improved.
Update: Here’s a similar blog post, which has a fix for both iCal and Address book and even includes a convenient installer: http://macnix.blogspot.com/2011/07/change-mac-os-x-107-lion-ical-and.html
Simply download the following tar and extract it in
/Applications/iCal.app/Contents/Resources as root.
- First, create a backup of your iCal:
sudo tar cjf /Applications/iCal-Original.tar.bz2 -C /Applications iCal.app
- Then extract the
tararchive, while implicitly changing directory to
sudo tar xf ~/Downloads/ical_lion_fix.tar -p -C /Applications/iCal.app/Contents/Resources
To restore the original iCal, run the following command:
sudo tar xf /Applications/iCal-Original.tar.bz2 -p -C /Applications