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Amended instructions
Authored by: reverie on Jan 19, '02 01:44:27PM

Unfortunately, as the versions of itunes get updated, simply replacing the Localized.rsrc won't work without introducing various glitches--e.g., when you get info on a track, the genre field won't work. The slightly more complicated way to do it is as follows: after you've downloaded my Localized.rsrc, open it up in ResEdit and copy the ƧMNU resource. Then open the Localized.rsrc in your copy of iTunes (you ARE working with a copy, right?) and paste. It will ask you if you want to replace resources with the same ID--tell it to make it so. Save, Quit.

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Amended instructions
Authored by: hombre on Oct 02, '02 12:39:46PM

Every time iTunes gets updated, I have to figure this out again, so this time I jotted down some notes on how I do it. The relevant resource number has changed. It is very simple with the tools used, but other tools can be used. I use Cmd-0 for the keyboard shortcut and map that to the same function key I use in other apps for 'zoom' using Keyboard Maestro.


The relevant file is /

Swap the resource and data forks (in Path Finder Get Info).

ResEdit won't do. Use Resorcerer (in Classic).

Select xMNU type

Open Resource 138 "Window"

Scroll to Internal command 'zoom'

Set Key to '0' (zero)

Set Modifiers to $00 (cmd) (it's the default).


Swap forks.


Of course, this is all done on a backup copy.

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editing contents of
Authored by: osxpounder on Oct 02, '02 01:23:58PM

I ALT-dragged to make a copy of the iTunes app, and chose "Show Contents" from the contextual menu [CM]. The Contents folder, alone, appears, and it looks ghosted, semi-transparent. Double-clicking on it or choosing "Open" from its CM does nothing.

Does anyone know why my OSX 10.1.5 won't let me copy iTunes, then open and view the package contents?

I also tried using CMD C and CMD V to paste a copy of iTunes to my desktop, with the same result....


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editing contents of
Authored by: osxpounder on Oct 02, '02 01:36:04PM

Never mind. I discovered CpMac for the first time while reading this discussion, and I figured out how to copy using that command. Sorry!

If I knew of a way to withdraw or edit a comment after I'd posted it, I could have simply withdrawn my question. If there is a way, let me know.


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