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iTunes 10 - where's the color?

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  • solsun Level 3 Level 3 (515 points)
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    Sep 13, 2010 7:28 AM (in response to Appeltjehehe)
    Appeltjehehe wrote:
    There are several options:
    the one I used is this one:
    http://erambert.me/itunes-109/
    (click on the finder icon at the right)
    instruction video:
    http://erambert.me/itunes-109/VIDEO-TUTORIAL.mov
    Follow the instructions on the video and uncheck the middle item.


    thanks, but i'm actually looking to bring back color ONLY. I do not want to change the interface elements at all, i'm fine with the new logo, vertical traffic lights, status bar, etc, etc. The ONLY thing i would like to change is make the icons in color again. anyone know how to do this?
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  • Sekoya Level 2 Level 2 (225 points)
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    Sep 13, 2010 12:15 PM (in response to solsun)
    solsun wrote:


    thanks, but i'm actually looking to bring back color ONLY. The ONLY thing i would like to change is make the icons in color again. anyone know how to do this?

    Replace the file/package 'iTunes.rsrc' inside 'iTunes.app/Contents/Resources/' with one that has colour inside.
    You can find a version among other places here:
    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=F74OTMBG
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=10975176&postcount=22
    http://macthemes.net/forum/viewtopic.php?id=16805809
  • colossus928 Calculating status...
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    Sep 13, 2010 12:47 PM (in response to Dave DeLong)
    i add my vote.
    i want colors back !

    i install an app to have the color again, and, that's a big breath after some days in grey.
    the life is enough sad to remove colors... XD.

    thanks for your comprehension.
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  • Schrodinger56 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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    Sep 13, 2010 1:05 PM (in response to Dave DeLong)
    I suppose the moral of this saga is in future always look carefully at any images of updates to things like iTunes. The images clearly show the new UGI in all its glory.

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  • davidderrick Calculating status...
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    Sep 13, 2010 4:08 PM (in response to Schrodinger56)
    This thread is about colour, but I hope someone at Apple has noted the other points that people are making along the way. Here's one more that I think no on has mentioned yet. In the various view columns (genre, title, album etc), some are justified to the right and some to the left. It seems entirely arbitrary. More evidence of amateur design on iT 10 as well as the wrong (unpopular) UI decisions.
  • mwheelerk Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Sep 13, 2010 5:00 PM (in response to davidderrick)
    Everything I see in all views is justified left.
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  • Frozo Level 2 Level 2 (270 points)
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    Sep 13, 2010 5:44 PM (in response to mwheelerk)
    No, david is actually correct. Track, Disc #, Time are justified Right (at least those, since thats what I have turned on). It is amateur, I agree.

    **EDIT: Actually now that Im looking at it, I think I see why. Certain fields with numbers SHOULD be Justified right. Time for example. THis way all the seconds/minutes will always match up. It is the extra "1" for 10, 11, 12 that when added to a justified Left setting will throw all the alignment off.

    So I take it back, makes sense and is a good decision in my opinion (was it not even like this before?)

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  • solsun Level 3 Level 3 (515 points)
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    Sep 13, 2010 5:54 PM (in response to Sekoya)
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  • UnklDude Calculating status...
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    Sep 14, 2010 7:51 AM (in response to Dave DeLong)
    I hate the bland new look too. Until Apple fixes this, I'm looking into trying to get iTunes 9.2.1 back on my MacBook.

    I haven't tried this yet myself, but I have a possible solution for getting back to iTunes 9.2.1 for those of us not using Time Machine. If you live near an Apple Store, call them to see if they still have 9.2.1 on their back of house-of-house computers. I have it on good authority that they keep multiple versions of iTunes on these computers. I know they pass out freshly burned discs of the current version like candy to those that need it, maybe they will be just as generous with 9.2.1 if these computers haven't been re-imaged (they usually don't get re-imaged as often as the ones on the sales floor).

    As far as the "Traffic Light" goes; my guess is that this may be a look at things to come. It may be that Apple is trying out something we may be seeing in future "updates" of their other software.

    Good luck. I hope we all get our pretty Macs back soon.
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  • Frozo Level 2 Level 2 (270 points)
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    Sep 14, 2010 11:33 AM (in response to UnklDude)
    Oh please, really? You going to downgrade because of the way the icons look? I understand the complaints, as I share them, but come on now...
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  • dembow Level 1 Level 1 (90 points)
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    Sep 14, 2010 11:40 AM (in response to Frozo)
    I hope Apple never adds color again so those people can never upgrade, buhahahaha!!!
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  • artisticforge Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Sep 14, 2010 11:48 AM (in response to Frozo)
    the total lack to any color other than washed out grays is extremely difficult for older user to read or use. i used the color icons as cues without those cues itunes 10 is useless to me. many older users with whom i have talked have the same issues. i have helped them all to downgrade back to itunes 9.2.1. which is where i will stay.

    i am working on the itunes 10 itunes.rsrc file attempting to bring color back.
    that does not deal with ping which again the older users with whom i have talked have no use. nearly any music i purchase the singer or composer are dead.

    not much use in following the career of someone who is dead.
    perry como, dean martin, jimmy reeves, patsy cline, glenn miller, jimmy dorsey, tommy dorsey, the sons of the pioneers, roy rogers, etc.

    as you get older you will come to learn about failing eye sight. bifocals, trifocals, etc.
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  • smcoan Calculating status...
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    Sep 14, 2010 11:50 AM (in response to Dave DeLong)
    Does anyone else feel like the album art icons in the 'art+list' view look smaller than they used too?
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  • Appeltjehehe Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)
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    Sep 14, 2010 11:55 AM (in response to artisticforge)
    Totally agree with you. For people with less than a 100% vision, the grey icons are totally useless. It's a simple matter of courtesy to older people to reinstate the color icons. I don't use ping either and some other stuff I don't need at all.
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  • Appeltjehehe Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)
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    Sep 14, 2010 11:56 AM (in response to dembow)
    Are you a Windows fan?
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