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4. iTunes > 65. Skin iTunes with ShapeShifter

Skin iTunes with ShapeShifter

Modify iTunes to match your décor by changing the graphics that render iTunes on your desktop.

Skinning—changing the look and feel of an application by overlaying different skins—is something you either take to or find utterly pointless. Some (okay, many) skins are rather tacky, but others provide a welcome alternative to the standard look of an application. iTunes, being a typical Apple application, doesn’t support skinning by default. Thanks, though, to a little third-party shape shifting, this doesn’t mean it can’t be done.

Unsanity’s ShapeShifter (http://www.unsanity.com/haxies/shapeshifter; $20; 15-day free trial available) allows you to change the overall appearance of your Mac using themes. Using Shapeshifter, you can change practically any aspect of your computer’s user interface (UI), including the look of windows, menus, applications, and buttons. The application comes with preset themes and the tools to create your own. And if you are happy with the look of the Finder but want to change iTunes, you can create application-specific themes. You can download a myriad of themes for ShapeShifter from Maxthemes (http://www.maxthemes.com/themes.htm), Macthemes (http://www.macthemes.net), and MacUpdate (http://www.macupdate.com).


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