10 Replies Latest reply: Sep 5, 2015 11:03 AM by Meg St._Clair
Humpmachine Level 1 (0 points)

My itunes is white, It's been white since forever. I work Nights, when i go to select my music after just waking up the glow of this white is amazingly aweful. If there was only someway to kill off all the white. It's not my monitors, I have had plenty over the years itunes all giving the eye killer.


Windows 7, Itunes!
  • belfastrunner Level 1 (25 points)

    Unfortunately, iTunes does not yet support skins. You might want to have a look at this discussion thred about indirect ways to change the appearance of your iTunes: How do I change my iTunes skin?

     

    Warning: the thread features non-official ways of changing your iTunes appearance. I would advise you not to try anything unless you are absolutely sure about it.

  • diesel vdub Level 7 (21,995 points)

    Uh... turn down the brightness on the monitor.  Give yourself a few minutes for your eyes to adjust after waking up before opening iTunes.

     

    There are many ways to deal with the issue... they simply require a little common sense on the part of the user.  Turning on other lights in the room might even help... a bright monitor in an otherwise dark room is difficult on the eyes.

  • Humpmachine Level 1 (0 points)

    The monitor is fine as i stated before, I already have the brightness at a good level for all programmes but still Itunes is still to bright, I have 2 different Monitors, still the same probelm on both, So i have Itunes by itself with the brightness all the way down ... It's more of a general thing of the fact that I cannot change the colour of itunes then anything. One issue was the harshness on the eyes that actually bothered me.

  • Humpmachine Level 1 (0 points)

    I'd prefer not to have to have Itunes 7 in order to be able to change the skin via a plugin

  • Chris CA Level 9 (78,685 points)

    Humpmachine wrote:

     

    The monitor is fine as i stated before, I already have the brightness at a good level for all programmes

    Not really.

    It is too bright for iTunes.

     

    Comments here -> http://www.apple.com/feedback/

  • Humpmachine Level 1 (0 points)

    The monitor is fine as i stated before, I already have the brightness at a good level for all programmes but still Itunes is still to bright

     

    Read the whole sentance before you actually post anything. I asked for ways to make my itunes a different colour not useless junk, thanks.

  • turingtest2 Level 9 (68,576 points)

    If you don't mind using the Grid view then Edit > Preferences > General tab > Grid View: Dark ought to help.

     

    Otherwise the consensus seems to be that we are not aware of any other ways to adjust the brightness of iTunes relative to other applications, which leaves you with looking for alternative lines of attack. E.g. ambient light, reducing screen brightness or, if you are prepared to wait for something that may never happen, posting feedback.

     

    tt2

  • Chris CA Level 9 (78,685 points)

    You stated, "I already have the brightness at a good level for all programmes".

    iTunes is a "programme".

    Please read the whole sentance (sic) you wrote before you actually post anything.

     

    "Lighten up Francis..."

     

    As noted, send feedback.

  • ThomasH_normally Level 1 (0 points)

    Its September 2015, still all white background... 3 years and some 6 months with no improvement.

     

    Apparently the big-corporate arrogance goes a long way.  That does not surprise me, I am also in a big corporation, and I know this kind of bloated conduct on a daily base. 

     

    What surprises me, is the fact that making of a color scheme is a comparatively easy task, algorithmically and in terms of maintenance. So why not? Its not only Apple, look at the Android tug-of-war between black-background versions, followed by a hurricane of web posting asking for a white one, and later once they went all white as well, we see a hurricane of postings asking for a dark one, looking for a replacements of tools and apps.

     

    Stunning for me the seemingly lack of consideration to cognitive properties of our eyes, politics and the lack of choice.

     

    Screens, even the modern ones, are ACTIVE displays, they emit light. As opposed to the a PASSIVE display, such as our paper. A passive display reflects light, a percentage of the ambient light, always following its intensity.  An active display is a glorified flashlight, shining into our eyes.  You like it?  Fine, but my eyes are also burning from it.  And I am tired of the eternal fight for apps and solutions allowing me to display dark background and white letters.

  • Meg St._Clair Level 9 (50,790 points)

    ThomasH_normally wrote:

     

    Its September 2015, still all white background... 3 years and some 6 months with no improvement.

    Apple is not listening here. No one who is reading here can make the changes you want.

     

    Submit your feedback to Apple here:

     

    http://www.apple.com/feedback