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Make the iTunes 10 control buttons horizontal Apps
iTunes 10 provides a different layout for the Close, Minimize and Maximize buttons. Instead of being ordered horizontally, in iTunes 10 they're arranged vertically, like a traffic light.

Reverting the buttons to a horizontal layout can easily be done. With iTunes not running, open Terminal and enter the following code:

defaults write com.apple.iTunes full-window -1

To restore the vertical layout, simply use this command:

defaults write com.apple.iTunes full-window -0

[crarko adds: Thank you very much. iTunes 10 has a lot of good points, like better performance, but some of the UI changes are perplexing.]
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Make the iTunes 10 control buttons horizontal
Authored by: ericsackett on Sep 02, '10 08:08:17AM

Is there a Terminal command to make the new icon look better? It doesn't match anything else in the dock.



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Make the iTunes 10 control buttons horizontal
Authored by: conigs on Sep 02, '10 08:23:39AM

Try any of these: http://www.google.com/images?q=itunes+icon+.png

Also, I have a question for Craig. Why are so many hints broken up that you need to click through to read? Especially this one; 66 words? I can understand some of the longer hints, but this one?



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Make the iTunes 10 control buttons horizontal
Authored by: crarko on Sep 02, '10 08:34:49AM

Part of it is sticking to what the author wrote, part of it is to keep the size of the RSS and Twitter feeds short.

It's not really an algorithm. ;)



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Make the iTunes 10 control buttons horizontal
Authored by: Wheaty73 on Sep 02, '10 10:44:01AM

You can just change the Application icon, like any other app - quit iTunes first, change, restart - the icon will change in the Dock.

To the OP - BRILLIANT HINT! What were Apple thinking? Completely unnecessary change to established UI, even if they were going for a "thinner" top bar.



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Make the iTunes 10 control buttons horizontal
Authored by: Andrew J Freyer on Sep 02, '10 08:57:07AM

This is an excellent hint!

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Make the iTunes 10 control buttons horizontal
Authored by: HobbesDoo on Sep 02, '10 10:09:38AM

This is an awesome tip. Thank you so much. I hated the new orientation for the control buttons. What an eye sore that was. The new icon is not much better either, but that's easy to fix.



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Make the iTunes 10 control buttons horizontal
Authored by: garythemacguy on Sep 02, '10 10:12:52AM

> This is an excellent hint!

Yup - it definitely makes my music sound better. Even when iTunes is hidden in the background.   ;-)

Edited on Sep 02, '10 10:13:34AM by garythemacguy



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Make the iTunes 10 control buttons horizontal
Authored by: valx on Sep 02, '10 10:18:59AM

Now we just need a hint to restore the color icons.



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Getting the coloured icons in the sidebar back
Authored by: hamarkus on Sep 02, '10 11:01:43AM

Here are two separate attempts, referenced in one post (with proper credit, OutThere and celebi23):
http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=10977279&postcount=487

The actual files are at:
https://files.me.com/celebi23/zefot2
and
http://www.drien.com/macrumors/random/itunes10colors.zip

Would probably warrant a hint on their own, but I am both too lazy to write it up and unsure whether I should submit other people's work as a hint.

Edited on Sep 02, '10 11:02:24AM by hamarkus



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Doesn't work with resizer
Authored by: nathanator11 on Sep 02, '10 11:05:51AM

With this hint applied, my window resizer, SecondBar, had trouble with resizing the iTunes window. It cut off the bottom bar.
Any ideas?



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Make the iTunes 10 control buttons horizontal
Authored by: stevebr on Sep 02, '10 11:42:14AM

If you figure out a way to bring back the hairline borders between columns, please post it as well. There's something about the way v10 looks that makes the tables really difficult to read. I can't put my finger on exactly what it is, but the missing borders are my best guess.



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Make the iTunes 10 control buttons horizontal
Authored by: dajaka on Sep 03, '10 06:46:42AM

Even with navigation restored to horizontal, Windowshade X doesn't work properly with iTunes 10. It minimizes to dock instead of windowshading.



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Make the iTunes 10 control buttons horizontal
Authored by: ehahn on Sep 03, '10 07:28:00AM

Nice. Now, can anyone figure out how to restore the mini player behavior, so it will allow the mini-player / green button to occupy real-estate that intersects with the dock? This broke a couple of iTunes updates ago.



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