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4. iTunes > 66. Alter the iTunes Look and Feel by Resource Hacking

Alter the iTunes Look and Feel by Resource Hacking

Alter iTunes’s resource file to change the way the iTunes interface looks.

All applications use computer code to describe how they look. With a little work, you can get to the code that makes iTunes looks the way it looks and alter it to your heart’s content. This method isn’t as simple as “Skin iTunes with ShapeShifter” [Hack #65] . However, your efforts will be rewarded, because you will be able to change elements of the iTunes UI that ShapeShifter cannot touch.

Activating your theme in the ShapeShifter System Preferences panel

Figure 4-51. Activating your theme in the ShapeShifter System Preferences panel

For this hack, we’ll open up the iTunes resource file and change the code of hex values to adjust the appearance of the iTunes GUI. In order to open and edit the resource file, you need HexEdit (http://hexedit.sourceforge.net; free).


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