How to change between colored and monochrome toolbar icons


Tim Stringer’s Intro to Omnifocus video (presumably using a pre-beta version of OF?) has some lovely coloured icons in the toolbar.

Yet the current version only has gray icons.

Gray makes me sad :(.

Please can we have coloured icons? :)

This is decided based on your Appearance preferences in System Preferences->General. (You currently have Graphite selected.)

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And if you don’t want to change your System Preferences, you can change this for just OmniFocus using these URLs:


awesome - thanks a lot @derekr & @kcase, this is great, so much better! OF2 already looked pretty good, now it looks fantastic, and I didn’t even need to enable traffic lights on my windows, thanks!

Wonder if there are any more secret URLs like these?


Continuing the discussion from How to change between colored and monochrome toolbar icons:

Paste it into the Safari menubar and press enter, I presume. Not so sure.

I’m having a problem finding appearances. I’m really into color coding and theming, so this is important to me.

I just downloaded OmniFocus Pro 2.0 private test (v86 r207657).

Perhaps you missed that Appearances is in System Preferences, not in OmniFocus Preferences?

Thank you, I misunderstood what they were doing.

I think this way of determining the icon color palette needs to be looked at again.

First, only the default icon set are grey. The other icons that I can add to the toolbar are colored. All the Omni provided icons should be available in grey.

Second, It would make much more sense for this to be a user configurable option within the UI that applies only to the icons used. I don’t want to change my choice of OSX highlighting and such.

This can be changed in a way that only applies to OmniFocus: How to change between colored and monochrome toolbar icons