Make iTunes 10 look like iTunes 9

Discussion in 'OS X' started by Simplicated, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. macrumors 65816

    Simplicated

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    #1
    I guess many people (but not all) out there hate the design changes in the new iTunes 10. I created this thread to help people revert the changes to make your iTunes 10 look like iTunes 9. This is Mac only and only tested on Mac OS X 10.6.4 and iTunes 10.0.

    1. Back up your iTunes database! It's always better to do this before you regret.

    2. Close iTunes.

    3. Download this iTunes 9 Icons pack (3.7 MB). The icons are extracted from the original iTunes 9.2.1 installation package.

    4. Download this iTunes 9 Sidebar Icons pack (11.1 MB), made by OutThere.

    5. Open your Applications folder, and right click the iTunes icon, then choose Show Package Contents, then double-click Content, and finally Resources.

    6. Replace all the files from the iTunes 9 Icons pack and then iTunes.rsrc from the iTunes 9 Sidebar Icons pack. Type in your password when prompted.

    7. Open Terminal, paste in "defaults write com.apple.iTunes full-window -1 && killall Dock && killall Finder" without the quotes.

    8. Open iTunes. Enjoy the old, perfect iTunes 9 interface!

    Result:
    [​IMG]
     
  2. macrumors 603

    richard.mac

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    #2
    ah nice work! i can confirm that the defaults write com.apple.iTunes full-window -1 command reverts back to the previous title bar with horizontal 'stop lights' very easy and non destructive hack.

    havent tested the theme or icons yet.
     
  3. macrumors newbie

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    #3
    Any idea on how to change the checkboxes back to the old ones?
     
  4. macrumors member

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    #4
    I had done the title bar hack the other day, Thanks a bunch for the Icon pack though! I have been scanning right over the new icon in the dock all day. I keep thinking to myself where the hell did iTunes go?

    New iTunes icon looks like beginner photoshop tutorial.
     
  5. macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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  6. macrumors newbie

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    #6
    I figured out how to change the checkboxes. I changed them back to the iTunes 9 looking ones by editing the images in the .rsrc file.
    You can download it here:
    http://www.mediafire.com/?nbdlvtvh67i21c6
    (This .rsrc has the colored icons included)

    Picture:
    [​IMG]
     
  7. macrumors 65816

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    #7
    I did the ones mentioned by OS X Daily, but I believe the articles mentioned someone at MR put it together. If that is you Simplicated, thanks!
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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    #8
    Update

    I tweaked some more things to make it like iTunes 9 if anyone is interested.
    This new .rscr includes:
    - Old Checkboxes
    - Colored side bar icons
    - Colored Preferences icons
    - Old Category bar
    - Old Capacity bar for when device is connected
    ..
    Download:
    http://www.mediafire.com/?11648zhdbudk7qw
    ..
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    ..
    Still can't figure out how to change the volume bar though.
     
  9. macrumors 65816

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    #9
    Thanks for that! Kinda funny how Apple released a new and improved iTunes and all of us are working hard to make it look like the old version. :D (I couldn't take the dock icon and vertical traffic light look)
     

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