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  • How to Put the Color Back into iTunes 10


    Yesterday, I showed you an easy fix for getting iTunes 10 stoplight buttons back to their familiar horizontal position. Today I’ll show you how to put the color back into iTunes 10 sidebar icons.

    If you’re like me, being able to use color to stay organized is always a welcome feature. When Apple unveiled iTunes 10, new features like Ping got all of the attention. Only after the dust settled did I realize iTunes looked a little drab. Well no more!

    To restore iTunes back to its colorful roots simply follow these steps:
    1. Quit iTunes 10.
    2. In your applications folder, right click on the iTunes app and select “Show Package Contents.”
    3. Locate the “iTunes.rsrc” file and be sure to back it up (just in case) This file can be found here:
      /Applications/iTunes.app/Contents/Resources/iTunes.rsrc
    4. Download File “iTunes10colors.zip” Here. Once you decompress it, the file contains a folder with two items: an instructions text file and the replacement “iTunes.rsrc” file.
    5. Now replace the old “iTunes.rsrc” file with the new one you just downloaded.
    6. Start up iTunes 10 and enjoy your now-retro looking music app.

    As always, when modding your software, please proceed with caution. Also, this is a Mac-only mod, for now. I tried this myself and it worked like a charm. Hopefully, Apple will come to its senses and put things right. For now, enjoy your newly colorized version of iTunes.

    Source: UNEASYsilence
    This article was originally published in forum thread: How to Put the Color Back into iTunes 10 started by Wiley John Wright View original post
    Comments 62 Comments
    1. klouud's Avatar
      klouud -
      Was this inspired by my Screen Shot?
    1. Deadfolx's Avatar
      Deadfolx -
      finally. itunes isnt so ugly
    1. MrLaTtEa's Avatar
      MrLaTtEa -
      will this work on windows?
    1. rickuk's Avatar
      rickuk -
      Quote Originally Posted by MrLaTtEa View Post
      will this work on windows?
      Its a mac only change

      I'm happy with the lack of colour in the latest version
    1. MrLaTtEa's Avatar
      MrLaTtEa -
      i like some of it but it seams to boring now
    1. djrichard's Avatar
      djrichard -
      Can this work on windows??
    1. tudtran's Avatar
      tudtran -
      It's work. Thanks.
    1. knd775's Avatar
      knd775 -
      I actually like the new colorless iTunes. I like things darker.
    1. W1L5ON's Avatar
      W1L5ON -
      I know it's my first post but no one has mentioned it as yet, and reading from other blogs and as well as finding out for myself,

      Once you have done the mod and still colorless found that source text in preferences has to be set to small thought I'd post hear to help out.

      Cheers.
    1. playisfun60's Avatar
      playisfun60 -
      i don't mind it
    1. winvargh's Avatar
      winvargh -
      No windows! ? Wak
    1. whereswaldo's Avatar
      whereswaldo -
      Did this a few days ago, it's worth it
    1. BennyPR's Avatar
      BennyPR -
      Quote Originally Posted by Wiley John Wright View Post


      Yesterday, I showed you an easy fix for getting iTunes 10 stoplight buttons back to their familiar horizontal position. Today I’ll show you how to put the color back into iTunes 10 sidebar icons.

      If you’re like me, being able to use color to stay organized is always a welcome feature. When Apple unveiled iTunes 10, new features like Ping got all of the attention. Only after the dust settled did I realize iTunes looked a little drab. Well no more!

      To restore iTunes back to its colorful roots simply follow these steps:
      1. Quit iTunes 10.
      2. In your applications folder, right click on the iTunes app and select “Show Package Contents.”
      3. Locate the “iTunes.rsrc” file and be sure to back it up (just in case) This file can be found here:
        /Applications/iTunes.app/Contents/Resources/iTunes.rsrc
      4. Download File “iTunes10colors.zip” Here. Once you decompress it, the file contains a folder with two items: an instructions text file and the replacement “iTunes.rsrc” file.
      5. Now replace the old “iTunes.rsrc” file with the new one you just downloaded.
      6. Start up iTunes 10 and enjoy your now-retro looking music app.

      As always, when modding your software, please proceed with caution. Also, this is a Mac-only mod, for now. I tried this myself and it worked like a charm. Hopefully, Apple will come to its senses and put things right. For now, enjoy your newly colorized version of iTunes.

      Source: UNEASYsilence

      Cant you add some graphics, please
    1. niqolas619's Avatar
      niqolas619 -
      I know I'm going to get slammed for this, but does anybody have access to the old gray icons? I just replaced the .rsrc file with the colored icons, but think that I want to go back to the gray ones.

      I know I should have backed up the file instead of just replacing it - better luck next time!
    1. pyro41787's Avatar
      pyro41787 -
      Quote Originally Posted by niqolas619 View Post
      I know I'm going to get slammed for this, but does anybody have access to the old gray icons? I just replaced the .rsrc file with the colored icons, but think that I want to go back to the gray ones.

      I know I should have backed up the file instead of just replacing it - better luck next time!
      Can't you just reinstall iTunes?
    1. Y67H's Avatar
      Y67H -
      thanks. it works!

      Does anybody know what day the new iPod touch is out?
    1. niqolas619's Avatar
      niqolas619 -
      Quote Originally Posted by pyro41787 View Post
      Can't you just reinstall iTunes?
      Man, I guess I could, but I was hoping to just get the package from somebody on here or something.
    1. zoso10's Avatar
      zoso10 -
      Nice quick little tweak
    1. niqolas619's Avatar
      niqolas619 -
      Quote Originally Posted by pyro41787 View Post
      Can't you just reinstall iTunes?
      Nevermind - I forgot that I had backed up my computer yesterday, and so had the old package on my time machine.
    1. shahab86's Avatar
      shahab86 -
      iTunes 10 seems kinda like a downgrade then an upgrade. but on the bright side though (or rather said on the gray side) performance has increased. it runs and syncs faster then on itunes 9