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10.5: Disable certain Front Row menu items System 10.5
With 10.5 came the Front Row once only known as the AppleTV, which we found used plug-ins for each menu item. So it was no surprise, when doing a quick search, to find the same plugins in almost the same spot. This means, of course, that we could see new plugins for things like EyeTV. However, this hint is all about disabling some of the menu items that have been added, or hiding the Photos menu item from friends, etc.

Simply navigate to /System » Library » CoreServices » and then select Front Row. Control-click on it and choose Show Package Contents from the pop-up menu, then navigate into Contents » PlugIns.

Drag a copy of the menu items you'd like to remove to a safe location -- in case you want to add them back later. Then delete those you don't want from the PlugIns folder; you will be prompted with a password dialog, as they are owned by root. Open Terminal and type killall "Front Row" then press Return.

And there you go: next time you load Front Row, it will no longer have the menu items you removed.
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10.5: Disable certain Front Row menu items
Authored by: corndoggyrob on Nov 06, '07 08:10:47AM

Has anyone figured out a way to add the youtube plugin from appleTV yet?

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front row, no video
Authored by: nonlinear on Nov 06, '07 10:14:23AM
I thought it was jsut me, but another friend had the same problem: When you go to video podcasts or plain movies folder from front row, there's no video, just audio.

Does anyone has the same problem? I made a clean install, it's simple too big of a bug to miss.

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10.5: Disable certain Front Row menu items
Authored by: zpjet on Nov 06, '07 11:03:45AM

no need to go inside the package, just apple-i get info, change permissions and unload plug-ins by clicking their checkbox. works in many apps.

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