Who has "dull" traffic lights on iTunes 8.1?

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  1. Kardashian macrumors 68020

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    I've recently upgraded to iTunes 8.1 (and then reverted to 8.0.2).

    The traffic lights (the 3 buttons on the top left for minimise etc) seem very dull, a la Tiger, in comparison to the rest of Leopard.

    I'm sure Apple wouldn't revert to the old dull style, since they're going with this new, polished, unified look for Snow Leopard (supposedly).

    The new Safari 4 has the 'bright' traffic lights.

    Myself and a few others have posted in the main 'Apple releases iTunes 8.1' thread, but there's not been much said about it.

    I've removed all themes from my Unibod MBP, and restored the 'default' rsrc and SArt.bin files, to set the OS back to its default theme - yet the icons still stay the same.

    It's really bugging me, it looks dated!
     
  2. Kardashian thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yours are duller than mine. I've not gone mad, honest.

    Let me get some screenies..
     
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    It could very well be your color profile, then.

    If your screenshots look unchanged to us, that's what it will be.
     
  4. Kardashian thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Safari 4 vs. iTunes 8.1
     

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    I thought of that, but why would it only affect one app?

    In every other app, the traffic lights are bright, Safari 4 style.
     
  6. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Your Safari looks just a little richer.

    They're moving away from that look, you know. Web 2.0 is out, Web 2.5 is in. Glossy has been replaced with matte in terms of design.

    Apple virtually invented the original Web 2.0 look (when OS X and the original iMac had that glossy look, it was copied by... everyone), and now they're going to muted colors.

    I love Illuminous (the rumored style change), so I changed my scroll bars system-wide to be Illuminous.
     
  7. Kardashian thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Yeah - why is this?

    iTunes stands out like a sore thumb.

    If I go back to 8.0.2, which I have, it all matches perfectly. So it can't be the colour profile, right? :confused:
     
  8. Matthew. macrumors regular

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    Strange, for me the traffic lights on iTunes 8 seem to be more vibrant than on other applications if anything.
     
  9. Kardashian thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I've done the same :)

    Thing is though, if these are 'new' traffic lights, they still have gloss, they're just as rich/intense. So it can't be a move away from glossy.
     
  10. Kardashian thread starter macrumors 68020

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    This is madness.

    Do I somehow have oddly bright traffic lights or something? :p
     
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    If you feel really eager you could go through the iTunes.app/Contents/Resources/iTunes.rsrc of each of the versions. The OS X resource editors I found were both PPC, but they both seemed to work under Rosetta.

    In the iTunes I have they were pretty far down on the list, about at ID 13040.
     
  12. iMacmatician macrumors 601

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    This is Sparta!

    So do I (as well as the black HUD GUI), so I went a step further.
     
  13. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    To be honest I have hated the traffic lights ever since Leopard came out far too gaudy for my personal tastes. I have been meaning to try and find a way to change thme back to tiger but gave up.

    The traffic lights in iTunes to me seem brighter than other applications however checking the colours they are the same but the background grey is lighter which gives the illusion that the colours are brighter.
     
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    I have no idea what to do here :confused:
     
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    Just out of interest, what theme are you using there?
     
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    iLeopard.
     
  17. Sky Blue Guest

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    The traffic lights and icon on my 8.1 seem really bright.
     
  18. Kardashian thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Do they match my iTunes, or my other traffic lights? (Finder, Safari etc, the super bring ones)
     
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    To me your iTunes looks normal and Safari overly vibrant. Very strange. (for me iTunes 8.1 looks completely identical to 8.0 and the rest of Leopard)
     
  20. Kardashian thread starter macrumors 68020

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    The closest I've got so far is using iLeopard to give the system the Tiger-style traffic lights, which have more of a gloss than the Leopard ones.

    Could someone upload the ArtFile.bin from their version of Leopard?

    Obviously one that hasn't been tweaked with iLeopard or similar.
     
  21. kolax macrumors G3

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    I noticed my iTunes 8.1 traffic lights were brighter than Finder..
     
  22. Kardashian thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Mine are duller.. by a long shot. It seems though, thats its my Finder traffic lights that are overly rich (why, I don't know)

    Could you e-mail me your ArtFile.bin so I can replace it with mine, to change my system icons?
     
  23. Sky Blue Guest

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    Safari. The Movies/podcast/store icons are really bright too.
     
  24. mrchinchilla macrumors 6502

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    I just noticed something about Leopard's GUI

    Here we have the 'Traffic light' style buttons from a typical Finder window in Leopard.
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    And here we have the same buttons, but from the recently updated iTunes (v8.1)
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    The colors is slightly darker and a bit saturated and noticeable especially on the Maximize button.


    Call me autistic, but I can't help but notice these little differences. I haven't compared it to Safari 4, or any other new applications, but I'm pretty sure there will be a difference there too.
    Could this be an update for the Snow Leopard GUI? Also there's some changes to font, and general titlebar color in Safari when opening pop-up windows.
     

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