iTunes 9: How to change to version 8 skin.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by miknos, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. miknos Suspended


    Mar 14, 2008
    Many people hate the new bright metallic skin in version 9.

    To change skin to version 8 [See screenshot]:

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

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

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


    Mar 11, 2008
    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


    Jan 28, 2009
    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 Suspended


    Mar 14, 2008
    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


    Barbie, It is possible but I don't know how to do it. Try ThemePark
  5. jmann macrumors 604


    Dec 8, 2007
    bump on a log in a hole in the bottom of the sea
  6. miknos thread starter Suspended


    Mar 14, 2008

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