Can you change the background of the notes app in Mountain Lion?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by jbg232, Jun 17, 2012.

  1. jbg232 macrumors 65816

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    I'm not a developer so dont' have access to mountain lion. Can someone who does please tell me if you can change the background of the new notes app? I find the legal pad yellow very distracting, I just want plain black text on a white background :)
     
  2. DCdavid7 macrumors newbie

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    No. But plain black text on a white background is exactly what TextEdit does, and it still exists in Mountain Lion.
     
  3. ps3zocker macrumors regular

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  4. jbg232 thread starter macrumors 65816

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  5. Mr. Retrofire macrumors 601

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    Probably, under certain circumstances.
     
  6. Killa Aaron, Jun 18, 2012
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    Yes, Link below.

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    Edit: Mod here. A simple drag and drop method, repair permissions with Disk Utility afterwards.
     
  7. diogolg macrumors member

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    PLEASE YES! much better than the yellow one
     
  8. Killa Aaron macrumors regular

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    Link above ˆˆˆ.
     
  9. robertpolson macrumors regular

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    Cool! Looks much better. As good as it looks, I just can't start using an app that does not have a notes import/export feature.
     
  10. DannyGGG macrumors newbie

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    I just did this and my title bar is white, not dark, and my three (close, min, max) buttons have no color. :(
     
  11. brand macrumors 601

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    Just use the backup of the file that you made prior to overwriting it. You do make backups of system files prior to making a changes to them don't you?
     
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  13. DannyGGG macrumors newbie

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    Of course I backed up. But restoring the backed up files doesn't solve the problem of having the original yellow Notes background. Does it?
     
  14. elements79 macrumors newbie

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    change notes app color in mavericks

    1. locate app in finder
    2. right click -> show contents -> look for a file named paper.tiff
    3. open and edit it in a good image editor software, quick preview works perfectly find (in quick preview select tools ->change color Note: i don't know how the option appears in in english, i see them in spanish/español: herramientas-> ajustar color).
    4. save the new file in another folder (to avoid file permissions nightmare).
    5. then drop it inside the app Notes.app/Contents/Resources it should ask for admin permission, insert admin password. done
    6. start or restart the app and... voilá! it worked (with photoshop) for me

    hope it works
    greetings from the basque country people
     
  15. andreas79 macrumors member

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    works perfect for me :) i really like this,thank you ;)
     

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