Does the new "shiny" interface of iTunes 9 annoy anyone?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by NXTMIKE, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. NXTMIKE macrumors 6502

    Nov 11, 2008
    Is it just me or does the difference between the new iTunes 9 "shinny" interface and the rest of the Apple/Leopard Apps bother you?

    Like it's a great new design and all.....but it sticks out like a sore thumb with all my other windows open.

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  2. ezekielrage_99 macrumors 68040


    Oct 12, 2005
    It reminds me of the old Aureal Vortex application skin that came with the Diamond Monster soundcards back in 1999...
  3. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

    Dec 9, 2004
    And it's supposed to be "shiny", not "shinny". ;) Anyway, no, it doesn't bother me...I actually prefer apps to look kind of different from each other; makes Exposé with lots of windows easier.

  4. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    I'm not a fan but if push came to shove I couldn't care less.
  5. mickbab macrumors 65816


    Sep 13, 2008
    Sydney, Australia
    You do know that you can edit the thread title?

    One thing that annoys me in iTunes 9 is that the top of the window looks like it is not selected.

    In other apps, the bar at the top (pics attached) are dark when selected, and light when deselected. The top of the iTunes 9 window is much lighter than before and I always think that it isn't selected. Not a problem but something I noticed.

    Left is selected, right is deselected.
    Notice in Firefox the selected window is noticably darker. In iTunes, the selected window is quite light.

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  6. NXTMIKE thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 11, 2008
    lol it was just after 1am EST when I made this thread. thats probably why there was all the spelling mistakes in the title. :p
  7. decksnap macrumors 68040


    Apr 11, 2003
    yes, it drives me nuts. It gets worse each time.

    If they were going to keep it exactly like the rest of the interface, I wouldn't mind. But to be different, but only slightly different for no apparent reason, really rubs me the wrong way. I kind of wish it was REALLY different... like Garageband or something.
  8. stainlessliquid macrumors 68000

    Sep 22, 2006
    I wish they would make it like the iLife stuff, dark gray and blue.

    I think its fine but I dont know why Apple keeps changing iTunes but wont get rid of the nasty aqua in their damn OS. At least the new scroll bars work well as OS scroll bars unlike the iTunes 8 ones which were too dark and didnt bode well for situations where the scroll bar wasnt at the edge of the window.
  9. Ericatomars macrumors regular

    Aug 1, 2008
    Chicago IL
    It doesn't make any difference to me, as long as it works, which it does (great actually) I can care less what color is..
  10. bradenwh macrumors 6502

    Apr 12, 2008
    There are ways you can revert iTunes 9 back to the look of iTunes 8. I have it applied on mine. I can't remember where it was, though. Google it.

    Here's what my iTunes 9 looks like now:
    I personally like the shiny yellow LCD more than what it was in previous versions.

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  11. NXTMIKE thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 11, 2008
    yes i must admit, the yellow "now playing" lcd is much nicer in iTunes 9. And I will google through to find that modification. I hope I could find it.

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