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?

  • 2
    Not gonna lie, I quite like them myself. – BoltClock Nov 13 '11 at 20:05
  • 2
    Is it possible that you installed anything to change OS X's appearance? – Nathan Greenstein Nov 13 '11 at 22:22

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.

enter image description here

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .