XRevert
XRevert
2.1

4.3

XRevert free download for Mac

XRevert

2.1
26 December 2015

Reverts icons and UI elements to those of prior OS X versions (was YosemiteRevert).

Overview

XRevert (was YosemiteRevert) changes application icons, system icons (such as the folder icon), menu bar icons, and more, as well as the system font, in OS X 10.10 Yosemite and later back to the way they were in prior versions of OS X. It also makes changes to aesthetics, such as the "traffic light icons" and menu textures.

What's new in XRevert

Version 2.1:
Changes:
  • Adds aesthetics support for the Graphite appearance
  • International support
  • Restores the ability to change the system font (with some bugs...) in OS X El Capitan
  • Fixes for the Wi-Fi menu bar icon
  • Fixes an issue regarding text color with accessibility options enabled
  • Fixes an issue relating to checking for updates
Known Bugs:
  • Battery icon may be cut off by 1 pixel height when charging
  • "Traffic light" icons do not get changed for iTunes

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Malzha
15 December 2014

Most helpful

THANK YOU!!!!!!!
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Version 1.1
Parchment Press
09 January 2018
Any updates since version 3.1? I heard rumor of 3.2 but never received a download link for it. Thanks for making Yosemite tolerable for me!
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Version 2.1
Robert-Poland
18 October 2015
Is this a Paid update from YosemiteRevert 2.5.2? No reply from developer email, 10/10/2015.
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Version 2.0.1
1 answer(s)
mdl00
mdl00
28 October 2015
Hi Robert,

Just to follow up, we did not receive an email from you. We did receive a question submitted on our website from you a couple of days before your post here, and responded on the 18th. We re-sent you the update notification email as requested.
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ArisR
06 August 2015
Lost reverted icons after upgrading to 10.10.4. Still does some things, like blue iTunes in dock and no cloudy login screen but no more reverted icons. Tried undo changes and re-installing but no help.
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Version 1.5.2
1 answer(s)
mdl00
mdl00
08 August 2015
What version of the app do you have? It sounds like you have an old version. In the latest version, you just click "Apply More Changes," and choose the relevant options.
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mdl00
16 February 2015
All, For those experiencing problems with being unable to locate a font file, or finding the font changes from earlier versions of the app were not removed, update to version 1.3.1. If you've already purchased the app, you should have just gotten an email about it.
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Version 1.3
2 answer(s)
N8S
N8S
14 March 2015
I am considering purchasing your YosemiteRevert, mainly to restore COLOR menubar icons. (I already used the Schreiberstein solution to get Lucida Grande back and cDock to get a decent-looking Dock back) so I have two questions:
1) Will your YosemiteRevert give me back my COLOR menubar icons for all 3d party apps in the menubar or just the Apple system icons?
2) If I install YosemiteRevert, what happens to the font changes already made by the Schreiberstein solution and to the Dock changes already made by cDock? Will they get messed up?
Thank you for creating YosemiteRevert and making it available!
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mdl00
mdl00
14 March 2015
1) Unfortunately, YosemiteRevert does not make any changes to any third party icons or resources.
2) Should you decide to buy the application anyway, your other changes will not be affected.
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mail-121
12 February 2015
I installed this and it did absolutely nothing.

I tried several times (taking it out and putting it back in; "zapping" the Finder; etc.) to no avail. I did this on my newly-upgraded MacBook Pro and on a VM. In each case, absolutely nothing happened.

What's the deal?
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Version 1.2.2
10 answer(s)
mdl00
mdl00
13 February 2015
What do you mean by "taking it out and putting it back in?" If you can, please take a screen recording of running the application and send it to appleclubissues@gmail.com.

Also try using the Restore function, and then running it again.
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mail-121
mail-121
13 February 2015
Thanks for responding.

I used the "restore" function as you recommended. It ran its process, emptied the trash and quit.

Then I ran YosemiteRestore again. This time I got an authorization dialog (which hadn't happened before), and the process seemed to be running...except I got an error saying that it couldn't find the /System/Fonts/Lucida Grande directory (I didn't write it down verbatim, but that was basically it) and then the script stopped, having made no changes.

What's my next step?
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mdl00
mdl00
13 February 2015
Two things:
1) Reverting the system font is YosemiteRevert's last step. The other steps were likely performed successfully. If you restart, you should notice other changes (since the app got an error, it didn't prompt you to restart).

2) It is strange that it couldn't find that font on your system. Lucida Grande should be on every system, even though it's not the system font in Yosemite. We will investigate this. Please send us an email so we can send you a new download when we've fixed this.
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mail-121
mail-121
13 February 2015
I did reboot, and the machine is still 100% Yosemite.

Thanks again for your response. I, also, am puzzled by the claim that Lucida Grande is "missing" (I'm reasonably familiar with how that stuff works and I don't understand why it wouldn't be there).
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mdl00
mdl00
14 February 2015
Go ahead and redownload it using the same link, this should now be fixed (it will continue even if the font is missing). If you need a new download link, please send us an email.
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fpm
fpm
14 February 2015
I just bought the app and had exactly the same problem.

md5: /Library/Fonts/LucidaGrande_modsysfontyos.ttc: No such file or directory

I have not restarted yet to see if changes occurred.
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mail-121
mail-121
15 February 2015
I think I may have figured out the problem.

Your script looks for /Library/Fonts/LucidaGrande_modsysfontyos.ttc which is a new version of LucidaGrande created for Yosemite.

According to a site I found, LucidaGrande behaves differently on a retina screen than on a non-retina screen. Since I'm using an older MacBook Pro without a retina screen, it's feasible that the Yosemite Installer skips that new font and only installs /Library/Fonts/LucidaGrande.ttc. So your script can't find what it's looking for, and quits.

I considered renaming the other font (/Library/Fonts/LucidaGrande.ttc) but I don't think that's a good idea.

Hopefully you guys can sort this out. Thanks!
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mdl00
mdl00
16 February 2015
It's not a Retina vs. non-Retina issue. See our new post above this one; it's been fixed. Let us know if it works.
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mail-121
mail-121
16 February 2015
IT WORKS!

Thank you for working to fix it so fast, and for keeping in touch. Much appreciated.
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mdl00
mdl00
16 February 2015
Hooray! Glad the update fixed the issue for you.
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zo219
01 February 2015
*Another* pig-in-a-poke, pay me $1.99 and find out if I work piece of software? Noon thanks.
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Version 1.2.2
Lord-Lightning
31 January 2015
This is a crock of crap. I hate losing money on these apps that leave you gasping when everything disappears. Obliterated, wiped, sundered evaporated - now everything is back to normal. I want my money back.
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Version 1.2.2
1 answer(s)
Jess-MacUpdate
Jess-MacUpdate
31 January 2015
Lord-Lightning, if the script erased your entire drive, now that you have everything restored, you should contact the developer. You'll find the support page here:

http://sites.google.com/site/appleclubfhs/support
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Mark-Boyce
31 January 2015
Why is a purchase required every time the app is updated?
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Version 1.2.2
1 answer(s)
mdl00
mdl00
31 January 2015
No purchase is required to update. Keep your eye out for an email about the update soon. If you bought it again, we will refund the second payment.
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Guass
08 January 2015
Do you think you could implement in the app the possibility to revert to the much nicer 3D Dock of previous systems?
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Version 1.2.1
1 answer(s)
mdl00
mdl00
15 January 2015
We need to do more research on that first, but we'd certainly like to. Other apps like DockMod currently offer this. You can use them in conjunction with YosemiteRevert.
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ulashsunar
03 January 2015
good to have option but need to let us try first. Although I could able to change by myself for free by using lucidagrande fonts and LiteIcon, this is a good app that can do all this for everybody. I wonder do we get the font style like before, I mean darker and fatter like Mavericks? Because Yosemite also made the fonts thinner and grayer, harder to read, does it change these properties or just the font style?
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Version 1.2
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