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Somehow, some defaults setting or something in Lion on my MacBook Pro has gotten set terribly wrong, because starting recently, my inactive windows (and certain other window chrome) have gained what I presume to be 10.4 Tiger-style pinstripes.

Behold the horror:

Pinstripes on inactive windows

Pinstripes on dialog boxes

Obviously, this is not acceptable in any way. I don't know what I did that made these appear. I've looked through Secrets, but haven't found anything relevant. Does anyone have any ideas?

EDIT: I just realized that in addition to the pinstripes, windows' corner radii have grown larger, as they were in Tiger and before, as well. What in the world is going on?

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Not gonna lie, I quite like them myself. – BoltClock Nov 13 '11 at 20:05
Is it possible that you installed anything to change OS X's appearance? – Nathan Greenstein Nov 13 '11 at 22:22
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It turns out that I overlooked the two checkboxes in Secrets depicted below (even though their labels were red and in bold and they are obviously in every way exactly what I was looking for). The second one, "Use Leopard window values", was unchecked. Checking it and rebooting restored all windows to their normal appearance. Phew.

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