As we first reported back in February, OS X Lion brings many new innovations but loses others like Front Row. Front Row, for those unfamiliar, is a full screen media interface for the Mac. Front Row made its debut a couple of major OS X releases back and essentially mirrors the initial Apple TV interface – in its Snow Leopard implementation. Since the news broke that the software is missing from Lion, reader Ralph Perdomo put together a little application to bring back the functionality.
Ralph figured out that he could take the Snow Leopard Front Row files and then compile it into a runnable application for OS X Lion. For those interested he took these files:
We have tried out the application and the tweak works. You do have to restart, though. Keep in mind this is very at your own risk. Since this is so easy, maybe Apple will slap Front Row into the Mac App Store and charge $4.99? Probably.