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iTunes 10 change list font size and style. Apps
This hint requires that you have the Apple Developer Tools installed in order to use the Property List editor.

In the Finder navigate to the /Applications folder and right click on iTunes and select 'Show Package Contents.' Once Contents is open the path is Contents/Resources/English.lproj/TextStyles.plist. Right click on TextStyles.plist and open it with the Property List Editor.

In the plist locate 9003 and click the arrow next to it.

You will see three lines of settings on the 'font' row. I changed the font to LucidaGrange-Bold and on the 'size' line I changed the size from 13 to 18. Note that you need root-level permissions to save the changes.

I now have iTunes with a bold and larger font just the way I like it. I'm a musician and use iTunes to make my band's set lists. I just take a screen capture of the list and print it in Preview.

[crarko adds: I haven't tested this one, but did look at the plist to see that the 9003 is the correct place. As always, editing the .plist file may break code signing and potentially cause problems updating. Make a backup copy of the unmodified version (via Time Machine or other means) before doing this. There may be a way to do this change with a 'defaults write' command, and if someone has that command please put it in the comments.]
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iTunes 10 change list font size and style.
Authored by: Sigma on Apr 11, '11 10:51:17AM

If you simply print a playlist you will end up with a nicer looking printout. There is a bit of a limitation on your formatting options, though. And if you're sending it digitally, you can save the print to PDF.

Thanks for the hint though, it's useful to know where to change the size.



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iTunes 10 change list font size and style.
Authored by: plima on Apr 11, '11 03:51:39PM

I tried this hint and was not successful in changing the font. I used vi to edit a copy (and sudo), renamed the original to backup and the modified to the original name. iTunes opened just fine, but the same font as before was used.



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iTunes 10 change list font size and style.
Authored by: bachelorbob on Apr 12, '11 09:24:33AM

Worked just fine. Just COMMAND-D (File > Duplicate) the TextStyles.plist file before altering it, so you have an unmodified original stored inside iTunes.

You can also dig through all of the 9xxx series of resources to change the font/size of any text in iTunes. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be a way to globally change the font. (I dislike Lucida Grande.)

BTW, you don't need Apple Developer Tools installed. You just need any plist editor. You could even use TextEdit if you know what you're doing.

Edited on Apr 12, '11 09:32:55AM by bachelorbob



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iTunes 10 change list font size and style.
Authored by: dtmatsuno on Apr 12, '11 01:39:10PM

only had to change a 3 to a 6 in 13 to get the font in size 16. Did it just fine in TextEdit. Good hint, thanks.



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iTunes 10 change list font size and style.
Authored by: Prusiano on Apr 20, '11 06:44:30AM

First of all: Thank you very much for your tip. It worked flawlessly but I still got one more question: does anybody know here how to turn "bold" off? Each time that I choose a new font for iTunes (Helvetica, Verdana, Arial...) it appears to display as if I have opted for the "blod" option - or smoothed "on" option. I have some medical-optical issues with font smoothing so is there any option to change it (editing any string of the same file.plist?

Thanks in advance



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iTunes 10 change list font size and style.
Authored by: bonbonbonbonbon on Aug 08, '11 01:32:16PM

Hi,

I would like to change the font of iTunes 10. I tried Silk but it didn't work. I have no plist experience; I wonder if the solution detailed above is manageable for a beginner?

Thanks!



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