why is itunes 10 grey?

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    zxcvb

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    what happened with beautiful color icons? now they are all grey, is that supposed to make itunes faster?
     
  2. macrumors 65816

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    Probably because all OS X icons are also 1 color. Just makes things easier on the eyes for some people, I guess.
     
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    lbro

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    I guess the designers at Apple thought grey looks better. I liked the colored icons better too.
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    Came on here to see if anyone else had the problem or if they forgot to include the colors in my download :)
     
  5. macrumors newbie

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    i can't stand it
     
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    rdowty

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    The icons in finder are in color.
     
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    techfreak85

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    Because listening to music correctly requires no external color bias. It can distract from the true tone of the music. Plus, it gets you in the depressed mood that the artist was in when he wrote the music.
     
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    alust2013

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    I don't like it. Nor do I like the new icon
     
  10. macrumors regular

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    That universal grey color works for me. I think it looks fantastic, except the new icon.
     
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    The idea is to visually emphasize content.
     
  12. macrumors newbie

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    Removing color from the little icons makes navigation more tough. Making everything look grey and hazy worsens that problem.
     
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    I think everything looks much better, including the icon.
     
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    I agree. The all Grey effect is grim. Bring back the coloured icons
     
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    I guess I'm one of the few that prefer the new look.

    To each their own, I guess.
     
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    I think they made it grey because if a person has a big library the graphics get bogged down. This helps.
     
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    Are you kidding me?! It looks so ugly now :( Seems to have been rushed and I'm pretty disappointed. Why do you like it?


    YES!
    I can't imagine the color slows it down ALL that much...
     
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    Default Option: Colors "On"

    I am not a fan of the gray scale of the icons. That is sore on the eyes for me. Color helps me navigate more easily.

    I wouldn't mind seeing an option to turn the colors "on", because that is what I prefer. By default the colors should be on, if others want it off, so be it.

    The icon is not a big deal for me, as you can change that by highlighting the iTunes icon in Finder, command-I, and change the icon if you know how using copy and paste with an older version icon in the iTunes Info window.
     
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    I like the icon. Everything else, not so much.
     
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    EricNau

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    Even iTunes preferences is entirely grayscale. It's throwing me off, for sure. Hoping it'll grow on me with time.
     
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    clientsiman

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    I feel like I am color blind... This is the ugliest itunes yet.
     
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    OutThere

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    I posted this in the other iTunes thread but I noticed this one too so I figured I'd drop it here too:


    I hate the lack of colors in iTunes 10, so I did a little ThemePark rsrc hacking and put the colored icons from 9.2 back into 10. It's not perfect, but I didn't want to waste too much time on it, and it looks alright on my computer for the icons that I use regularly.

    Download (zip, 11.1mb)

    Instructions included.

    Enjoy, and feel free to let me know if you see an icon that should be fixed—I didn't check that they all look normal. :p

    - Small size only.
    - Some may be broken.
    - No guarantees.


    edit: so I totally underestimated the demand for this and blew through 80gb of bandwidth on this file alone. :eek: Someone has mirrored it here: http://obamapacman.com/2010/09/how-to-add-color-icons-apple-itunes-10-gray-sidebar-mod/
     
  23. macrumors newbie

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    Could have had a choice?

    I miss the colors. They could have offered a choice to use colors or not via preferences?
     
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    Winni

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    Budget cuts. To meet their quarterly figures, they had to save somewhere. :)
     
  25. macrumors newbie

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    I like the new icon it reminds me of the 'Fluidtunes' icon. I don't really mind the lack of colour, because once I've chosen the album I want to listen to I just close the iTunes window.
     

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