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Little do they know that they are actually loosing sales in their iTunes Music Store because less people are clicking into that part of this application because it just blends right in with the icons of their iTunes library. Somebody needs to change this colorless mess and satisfy the customers since the beginning and even the new ones of today! I think they must have fired the graphic designer too right after the iPhone Hardware executive and put the engineering team in charge of this. Anyone agree?
To get to the store to buy stuff, I think that most people would go through the iTunes program and click on the little green shopping bag.
Oh no! Where's it gone?
Oh, there it is, but it's been greyed out!
Does that mean there's a problem with the online store?
Maybe I'll buy my music somewhere else instead ...
So while I wait for the almost invisible dark-grey icons for the iTunes and App Store apps on my iPhone so I can't see those either (maybe they'll be part of the iOS 4.1 upgrade due soon) I'm back off to mflow where for the last 6 months and more they've been doing social-sharing (follow people, recommend tracks, see what other people, artists and magazine staff are recommending - ideas apparently borrowed by Ping) AND you can listen to full track previews of tunes before you buy, AND they offer a 20% cash-back incentive scheme if anyone, whether they follow you or not, buys a track you've recommended.
It's not trivial--you are simply an Apple apologist. Something that always irks me.
It might seem an easily fixed "trivial" issue for Mac users to restore the lack of colour (and this is, after all, a thread in the "Using iTunes for Mac" forum) but:
a) it shouldn't really be up to users to restore lost functionality (sorry! "design features") with unsupported third-party software updates when the program is not open source, and
b) what about the many Windows users that can't get it fixed?
It's not a trivial issue at all. If Apple decided to do this with the Finder, I would certainly start using a different file management program. The issue is that there is no longer uniformity within the OS. Apple Mail has color, Finder has color, Safari uses color in history view, Address Book uses color, iCal uses color, iPhoto uses color, Garage Band uses color, iWeb uses color, should I go on?
Ok I will go on, System Preferences uses color, Pages and Numbers use color in the Inspector, the Font Book uses color icons.... Oh wait, I can't think of a single program that doesn't use color when displaying icons other than iTunes. Can you imagine clicking on your task bars applications icon and having all your icons show up with this drab and putrid design. I don't think so either.
Please Apple, make an announcement to all your users and stock holders that you messed up this time. Take a little blame on your own shoulders. It's part of being a big boy. Or would you rather show us a bunch of video and tell everyone that other people do it this way too so you must not be wrong. It shows a complete lack of sophistication and self criticism. I expect more from you!
Sorry if I show a little hostility in my post but clearly, Steve has shown that if people don't complain then there must not be anything wrong. How many more pages will this thread need before you get the point Steve?
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Steve Jobs himself has said that the motivation for the grey icons is to focus on the album art. Fine, but for those of us using plain list view, coloured icons do not compete with album art.
Oh yea... So he grayed out the icons to focus on the album art??? So what is with Apple completely screwing up the album art (three choices of small, instead of scalable in the column) in the list view... The album art in the list view was beautiful before.... and I was supposedly distracted by the colored icons??? That's utter nonsense!!!
Why oh why did they fix something that WASN'T BROKE !!!!
While in iTunes, go to View, you will see a check mark by "As Album List". Select the one above it, simply entitled "As List". All that precious real estate is easily restored.
My reaction was the same as yours until I found I could change it.
P. S. I must say, I believe I'm in the minority when I emphatically say that I adore the new monochromatic look of iTunes 10, and all the icon changes. Enough said.
I agree with the comments about the lack of color in iTunes10.
I have dusted off a blueberry iMac and reinstalled 9.2.2 Mac OS
Classic. Use Apple ResEdit to cut and paste from iTune 9.2.1
App iTunes.rsrc and iTunes 10 App iTunes.rsrc file. That will bring
Color back. Using hex editor to kill 'Ping' . If that proves to be too
difficult, will just keep the iTunes store disabled in preferences.to
Really, have to wonder about quality control at apple after this debacle.
not making the color change a check box and not making 'Ping' a check box
so that parents may disable 'Ping'. I am at the age where all the artists I purchase
are dead. Perry Como, Bing Crosby, Jimmy Reeves, Dean Martin, etc. In the current
economy it is not the adolescents and teenagers that have the disposable money, it
is the baby boomers with failing eye sight that need color to make reading easier.
The washed out gray color scheme in iTunes 10 was not considered from accessibility
+"While in iTunes, go to View, you will see a check mark by "As Album List". Select the one above it, simply entitled "As List". All that precious real estate is easily restored."+
You didn't get it. In iT9 you could turn on artwork in list view. Then you've got good space management with names under artwork. Most important - it was a single click to show and hide artwork. Second toughest thing was you could resize it to ANY size. You could have small artwork on a macbook and you could have BIG shiny artwork on 27" iMac. Now you're restricted to some ridiculous sizes that look good on small screen only and now you don't have a choice on space management: you've got no artwork at all or you've got tiny artwork and enormous field for names. Ah, I forgot third option: tiny artwork and small space for names that doesn't fit. The choice is gone. Oh, and resizing everything seems to be winning everywhere else: there are resizable icons in finder, previews etc. and now in iTunes resizable artwork goes back to fixed size! Is it 2010 or I accidentally found a time machine?!