Ask Different is a question and answer site for power users of Apple hardware and software. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Is there any way to replace the brown wood-effect toolbars used by Pages on the iPad with something more neutral?

share|improve this question
up vote 1 down vote accepted

If your device is jailbroken, I assume you can modify files within an app's bundle? I haven't jailbroken my device, so I'm not sure exactly how this works. However, if you have:

Within the Pages bundle, there are images called TP_RulerBackground.png and TP_toolbar_top_bg_norm.png. If you replace these files with something else, it'll change the toolbars/rulers.

share|improve this answer
It's not jailbroken, and in fact it's not my device - it's a family member who I'd have a hard time explaining the concept to. But otherwise that would work. – Marcus Downing Aug 1 '11 at 9:43
There's really no conceivable other way you would be able to do it. Unless Pages offered a preference for changing the toolbars (which they don't), you'd have to change them yourself, and to do that you'd have to jailbreak. – jtbandes Aug 1 '11 at 15:34

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.