iTunes 9: How to change to version 8 skin.

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  1. miknos macrumors 6502a

    miknos

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    Many people hate the new bright metallic skin in version 9.

    To change skin to version 8 [See screenshot]:

    1- Download iTunes.rsrc.zip
    2- Go to Applications folder. Secondary Click in iTunes, show package contents/Contents/Resources
    3- Put iTunes.rsrc there and REPLACE.

    Done!
    And keep the file for future reference. iTunes updates override the skin.

    Thanks to Clark's Tech Blog
     
  2. macrem macrumors 65816

    macrem

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    Thanks for sharing. I prefer the new look better than 8 overall & would prefer to go back to the version 6 look for some elements. For instance, I do not like the bland elements such as the bland blue-grey opaque scrollbars.

    Aqua scrollbars & other elements would match the SL UI. That said, the bland scrollbars did somehow look cool with the version 8 black background in grid view. But version 9 replaced the black background with while and kept the bland scrollbars...
     
  3. Barbie macrumors regular

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 3.0: Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10_6_1; en-us) AppleWebKit/531.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.3 Safari/531.9)

    is there a way to simply have the black background from 8 and still keep the cool metallic title bar look in 9?

    :)
     
  4. miknos thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    iTunes 9 is not ugly but I think Apple did a bad move changing the appearance. It doesn't fit to OS X default.

    And something else, in case you want the scrollbars in Marble (iTunes theme), you can download an easy installer/uninstaller. Aqua Extreme


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    Barbie, It is possible but I don't know how to do it. Try ThemePark
     
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