why is itunes 10 grey?

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  1. zxcvb macrumors regular

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    what happened with beautiful color icons? now they are all grey, is that supposed to make itunes faster?
     
  2. California King 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.
     
  3. lbro macrumors 6502a

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

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  6. rdowty macrumors 6502

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    The icons in finder are in color.
     
  7. techfreak85 macrumors 68040

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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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  10. nbnbxdnb macrumors regular

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    That universal grey color works for me. I think it looks fantastic, except the new icon.
     
  11. H. Flower macrumors 6502

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  12. Dejital 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.
     
  13. Roofy. macrumors 6502a

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    I think everything looks much better, including the icon.
     
  14. Richie2000 macrumors regular

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    I agree. The all Grey effect is grim. Bring back the coloured icons
     
  15. Revelation78 macrumors 68000

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    I guess I'm one of the few that prefer the new look.

    To each their own, I guess.
     
  16. Peace macrumors P6

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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.
     
  17. jotade11 macrumors regular

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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...
     
  18. tjwaido macrumors member

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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.
     
  19. atticus18244fsa macrumors 6502

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    I like the icon. Everything else, not so much.
     
  20. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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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.
     
  21. clientsiman macrumors 6502

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    I feel like I am color blind... This is the ugliest itunes yet.
     
  22. OutThere macrumors 603

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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. JCMusic 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?
     
  24. Winni macrumors 68030

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