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iTunes 10 - where's the color?

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  • ashley920 Calculating status...
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    Sep 8, 2010 7:03 PM (in response to Dave DeLong)
    my husband says it looks like they poured bleach on iTunes - bleh!
    Dell, Windows Vista
  • Nathan Jones2 Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    An interesting, if cynical point of view on the interface.

    I don't think the new cheap and nasty buttons (and blandly coloured) are added to the interface to make you buy new music.

    I do agree, however that the interface should not interfere with the content. This is precisely why so many designers struggled with the move from MacOS 9 (clean, crisp, understated but highly functional) to the 'jelly baby land' of MacOS X. To this day I personally hate the 'traffic light' buttons as they occasionally interfere with the design process. I know they can be switched to (so-called) graphite, but to me, that looks like an ugly shade of blue - which again interferes with my work.

    More about iTunes: I've not had that problem of it randomly asking for a password, or the ringtone/podcast icon thing you mention. That sounds like a problem on your own system to me??

    Last thing… let's remember that iTunes revolutionised the way we can, and do buy music. Even today, buying music on certain other big name sites is a clunky and medieval procedure. Features such as genius, whilst contentious, do provide new and interesting ways to combine and reinterpret your existing content.

    Just… now the buttons are really fugly…
    MacBook (Black), Mac OS X (10.5.7)
  • zyfert Level 3 Level 3 (610 points)
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    Sep 9, 2010 3:37 AM (in response to Momo XD)
    Momo XD wrote:
    So wait.... Is there a way to get the colour back? I think I missed the answer to the question!


    Yes there is and this is how to do it.
    This comes courtesy of Shaun_R, you can read all about it here:
    http://macthemes.net/forum/viewtopic.php?id=16805795
    To start, open the list view of all your applications, find iTunes and right click on it.
    Select 'Show package Contents'.
    Open Contents > Resources and scroll down to find this file: iTunes.rsrc
    This is the file that needs to be changed - drag it out of there and place it somewhere else in case something goes wrong and you need to replace it.
    Now download the new file from here:
    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=F74OTMBG
    Get the new iTunes.rsrc file and put it back into the iTunes > Contents > Resources.
    You will now enjoy the old iTune color scheme.
    If you want to make other changes, read through Shaun's post and download this file:
    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=2MBO9JVK
    Regards,
    Z.
    Macbook Macbook Pro iPod Touch 3g (iOS 4.1), Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Frantisek Calculating status...
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    Sep 9, 2010 4:08 AM (in response to Dave DeLong)
    iTunes 10 couldn't look more boring...I want the colors back as well!
    Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Tom Sincak Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Sep 9, 2010 4:36 AM (in response to Dave DeLong)
    Some clever person should come up with a program that customizes ITunes Gui with skins-that would be fantastic! Themes,transparencies,button enhancements a total haxie themes for ITunes!
    8 core, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
  • Scotty Scotty Calculating status...
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    Sep 9, 2010 5:50 AM (in response to Dave DeLong)
    Very very ugly indeed, what are they thinking??
    MBP, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Tom Sincak Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Sep 9, 2010 7:07 AM (in response to Dave DeLong)
    i still havent updated on a different mac- i wonder what would happen if i use the.rscr file from 9.2 on this one-has anyone tried that?
    8 core, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
  • Momo XD Calculating status...
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    Sep 9, 2010 7:28 AM (in response to zyfert)
    Ahhh Thank you!
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Untmdsprt Level 2 Level 2 (375 points)
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    Sep 9, 2010 7:55 AM (in response to Chris Noble)
    Chris Noble wrote:
    How did the downgrade work for you? I notice that the Library was upgraded when installing 10.

    Is there a download link still available for 9?


    Yes, here it is http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1056
    Macbook 2,1 (2.16GHz Core 2 Duo), Mac OS X (10.6.4), 2GB RAM, 500GB & 1TB ext drives, Dual-band Airport, iPhone 3GS
  • bcstarz Calculating status...
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    Sep 10, 2010 4:48 AM (in response to Dave DeLong)
    Completely wrong here! Looks like my whole iTunes is grayed out! I'm not a big fan of people losing their jobs, but whoever pushed this no-color idea through should be cut!
    And what is Apple trying to do with this new iTunes logo??? Looks like trying to badly imitate a Windows icon.
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Bibirmzboi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 10, 2010 7:43 PM (in response to fred1284)
    i have to say the icon looks good on a windows pc next to all their icons, dont really tie in with anything mac as i know it tho
    iMac 24" 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 4GB 1067 MHz DDR3 - 1TB, Mac OS X (10.5.6), Aluminium
  • Bibirmzboi Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 10, 2010 7:49 PM (in response to Nathan Jones2)
    yes i did! and he's supposedly already been working with it (we'd assume)
    iMac 24" 3.06 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo 4GB 1067 MHz DDR3 - 1TB, Mac OS X (10.5.6), Aluminium
  • solsun Level 3 Level 3 (515 points)
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    Sep 10, 2010 8:41 PM (in response to zyfert)
    zyfert wrote:
    Momo XD wrote:
    So wait.... Is there a way to get the colour back? I think I missed the answer to the question!


    Yes there is and this is how to do it.
    This comes courtesy of Shaun_R, you can read all about it here:
    http://macthemes.net/forum/viewtopic.php?id=16805795
    To start, open the list view of all your applications, find iTunes and right click on it.
    Select 'Show package Contents'.
    Open Contents > Resources and scroll down to find this file: iTunes.rsrc
    This is the file that needs to be changed - drag it out of there and place it somewhere else in case something goes wrong and you need to replace it.
    Now download the new file from here:
    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=F74OTMBG
    Get the new iTunes.rsrc file and put it back into the iTunes > Contents > Resources.
    You will now enjoy the old iTune color scheme.
    If you want to make other changes, read through Shaun's post and download this file:
    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=2MBO9JVK
    Regards,
    Z.


    Thanks for this, I got lucky and didn't have to read through 20 pages to find this.. Although it might be good if the author of this fix-it started a new thread with these instructions.. I think it'd be helpful to many.. I've yet to meet someone who actually likes the grey look..
    MacPro 8-core 2.8GHz 10GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.4), 13" MacBook Pro 4GB RAM, tv, iPods, iPhone 3G
  • Louit Calculating status...
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    Sep 10, 2010 11:12 PM (in response to Dave DeLong)
    just download iTunes 109 and install the application.
    Colors are back and the ugly ugly ugly ugly ugly ugly ugly ugly ugly uglyugly ugly ugly ugly ugly ugly ugly ugly ugly ugly ugly ugly ugly ugly ugly interface disappear once and for all!!!
    MBA, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • Terence Devlin Level 10 Level 10 (121,860 points)
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    Sep 11, 2010 1:10 AM (in response to davidderrick)
    Has this amount of resistance and complaining ever happened with an Apple product before?


    Yes, and much much worse. I recall, for instance, reading a post on an iPhone forum where something made a poster feel - and I apologise for any offence in advance - "raped" by Apple. The "something" in question was a price cut. So the gentleman who complains about Apple urinating in his coffee because of a software design change still has a way to go.

    Is this routine with so-caled upgrades? Like -- we expect 500 people to post complaints, it happens every time and we kind of ignore it. Or is this thread something special?


    Nothing special about this thread. Just watch the forums after any update. For some reason the iPhone forums are more extreme, but you get it on the Using Mac OSX forums after an update too. You'll often see a whole bunch of posts along the lines of "Don't Update!!!! It'll ruin your Mac, your children will hate you! Your Wife will leave you!"

    As for the core issue here: iTunes runs 24/7 in this house managing a 300 gig, 23k item library. For me the interface changes have made no difference, and there's been no comment about it. But that's just this house.

    The best route to let Apple know what you think is the Feedback one.

    Regards

    TD
    MacBook Pro 15 2.4 C2D / iMac 20" 2.66 C2D, Mac OS X (10.6), 4 gig RAM/ 4 gig RAM
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