iTunes 10: How to put buttons back on top and add color to sidebar

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Screwtape, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. Screwtape macrumors regular

    May 10, 2009
    How to add buttons back to the top:


    In Terminal type:
    defaults write full-window -boolean YES
    To change back, use the same code, but trade YES for NO

    How to add color back to the icons:


    1. Quit iTunes
    2. Download the from here.
    3. Right-click the iTunes icon and select "show in finder"
    4. In Finder, right-click the iTunes icon again and select "Show package details"
    5. Open "contents" and locate the "resources" folder.
    6. Replace the file "iTunes.rsrc" with the one downloaded

    Short version:
    Replace /Applications/ with the downloaded file

    Both are confirmed to work on an Intel Mac running Snow Leopard
  2. deadwulfe macrumors 6502a


    Feb 18, 2010
  3. KirkL macrumors 6502

    Jul 27, 2010
    United States
    Does this also change the icons in iTunes preferences (because they're all gray too :( )

    Edit: It doesn't. Would appreciate a fix for this too.
  4. SCOTTHORN macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2010
    I am Happy now

    Thank you Screwtape my life is relighted!!!! Ok i know it is just some icons in colors but i like it "In living color". (stole that from NBC):)
  5. spj macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2010
    Still no color

    I followed these instructions to the letter – three times – but still have gray icons in the iTunes 10 sidebar. I even logged out and logged back in, but still have no color icons. I also emptied the trash after replacing the iTunes.rsrc file. What could I be doing wrong? (I'm running Snow Leopard 10.6.4.) Has this worked for everyone else?

    The fix for making the red-yellow-green buttons horizontal again worked, though.

    Thanks in advance for any help and suggestions.

    Chicago, IL
  6. spj macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2010
    Never mind ... I figured it out

    It turns out one must have Source Text set to small in iTunes's Preferences. If it's set to large like I had it, this hack won't work.
  7. FourCandles macrumors 6502a

    Feb 10, 2009
    Just FYI, the new release of TinkerTool now has a setting to change back to the title bar and horizontal buttons in iTunes 10.
  8. DrStranglove macrumors newbie

    Oct 3, 2010
  9. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK
  10. spj macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2010
    Lion and iTunes 10.4

    This no longer seems to work with Lion and iTunes 10.4. Error and authentication messages occur when I tried to replace the file. When I finally was able to do so, iTunes was messed up and essentially would not open. (See attached screenshot.)

    Does anyone know if this iTunes.rsrc file can be modified to work with iTunes 10.4 and Lion? And does anyone know how to do it?


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