Anyone following this blog will know I’m no fan of many of the UI changes made in Lion, most notably the faux leather of iCal and Address Book.
Apologies for the long time in the making, but I’ve finally got around to making the modifications to de-uglify the Lion Address Book.
This time the files we’re replacing live in /Applications/Address Book.app/Contents/Resources, and as usual I highly recommend taking a backup of these files (and/or the whole Address Book application) before undertaking the following:
Quit Address Book if you have it open
Navigate to your Applications folder, Right click on Address Book icon and select ‘Show Package Contents’
Navigate through to Contents -> Resources
(If you want to take a backup of the original ugly version take a backup of the ‘Resources’ folder first!)
Copy the files from the zip archive you just downloaded to this location. You’ll be prompted to replace the existing files, and enter your password.
Done! Before and after images below.