Deliver us from over-saturated icons
I upgraded my machine to OS X Yosemite the other day, and while Apple is very excited about the new design, there are some things I do not like. For one, I find the default colors of the text bubbles in messages to be too bright, nor would green and blue be the colors I would choose. Unlike past versions of OS X, there is no longer any ability to choose a color I would like from the app’s preferences. Apple has their reasons for removing choice from the way users experience their operating system, but personally, I don’t care what those reasons are. I’m just not happy that they took away a feature I liked, and the offense is compounded by what I feel is a poor color choice.
I also feel that the new folder icons are a downgrade from previous versions. Once again, I find the colors to be too bright. But, there is a way to change the folder icons to something less stressful to a user’s retinas. A programmer by the name of Yuki Yamashina has posted a how-to on github. From start to finish, the process only takes a couple of minutes, and a user can change the icons into whatever they want. As for me, I desaturated my folder icons to more closely resemble the icons from previous versions of OS X, and I couldn’t be happier (see below). Thanks, Yuki!