As it says in the Good Book, the Lord Jobs giveth, and He taketh away.
In Mac OS X of yesteryear, Apple dropped in colored icons in the Finder’s left hand Sidebar.
In Mac OS X Lion, Apple replaced the colorful icons with boring, lifeless, gun metal gray icons. Why? Who knows. The Lord Jobs worked in mysterious ways.
All it takes is a little wishing, hoping, some thoughtful prayer, and the right Mac app to bring back those much loved colorful Sidebar icons to your Mac.
If you’re running anything before OS X Lion then you know what those colored icons looked like.
SideEffects is the free Mac app which restores the colored icons to the Sidebar in Mac OS X Lion (and in Mountain Lion).
Additionally, many of the Mac’s Open and Save dialog boxes also get colored icons when you install SideEffects.
The app has a simple installer which makes the process of installing SideEffects rather easy (or, live dangerously and use the more complicated manual install method).
In the end, you get your Mac’s Finder, OS X Lion or Mountain Lion, populated with colored icons, rather than Apple’s drab grey standard icons.