inessential by Brent Simmons

NetNewsWire and hidden toolbar pref

There’s a hidden pref for using black (dark gray, really) toolbar buttons instead of colors. I find that certain number of testers liked this look, and so I kept it and made it available. I’m not sure if I’ll make it a “real” pref or not (I don’t like to add prefs).

Toolbar with colors

Dark gray toolbar

If you want to try the monochrome toolbar, here’s what to do:

1. Quit NetNewsWire.

2. In Terminal, copy-and-paste the following and hit return:

defaults write com.ranchero.netnewswire blackToolbarButtons 1

3. Launch NetNewsWire.

To go back to colorful icons, do the same as above with 0 instead of 1.

(Note: I know that the toolbar is the most obviously visible change. I’ll write more about it from an app design point of view today or on the weekend.)