No More Grey – Bring Back Color iTunes Icons to OS X Lion
Mac OS X and iTunes has been slowly going the way of minimalism with subdued grey interface elements and icons, some people like the change and others don’t. We just showed you how to get color icons back in the OS X Lion Finder sidebars, and in the comments, Prescott Perez-Fox posted a resource file that works to bring the color sidebar icons back to the latest version of iTunes in Mac OS X Lion too. Here’s how to use that file.
Bringing Back Color iTunes Icons to OS X Lion
The best thing about this tip is that it doesn’t require SIMBL or any additional installations, making it very simple. This has been verified to work with the latest version of iTunes 10.4.1 in Mac OS X Lion 10.7.1.
First things first, you need to download a new color iTunes icons resource file and rename it:
- Download iTunes colorized resource file
- Unzip this file and rename it to iTunes.rsrc, place it somewhere easy to find like the Desktop
Now that you have that ready to go, you can proceed with the actual resource file change:
- Hit Command+Shift+G and enter the following path:
- Locate the file “iTunes.rsrc” and rename it to “iTunes-backup.rsrc” – you will need to authenticate renaming the file, and this is important because you want to be able to revert the changes
- Now drag the newly downloaded version of iTunes.rsrc into the open /Resources/ folder – you will again need to authenticate
- Relaunch iTunes and enjoy your new color icons again
A big thanks to Prescott for pointing this out in the comments.