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iTunes 11: Disable Color Changes with Albums and Movies

One of the most visually appealing features in iTunes 11 is that way an album’s details window changes colors based on the predominate design of the album art. However, since many users find these color changes annoying, this feature can be disabled.

The sexiest feature of iTunes 11 is the way the information and songs listed within the album view is presented. The colors are derived from the album art itself. Typically, it is beautiful.

Since the colors are generated based on the album art, occasionally the effect is like pouring salt in your eyes.

example of ugly itunes art

Personally, I love the effect, but a loud group of users have been begging for a way to disable this new feature.

In the main iTunes menu, select Preferences . In the General tab uncheck Use custom colors for open albums, movies, etc.. Click OK to close the window.

uncheck the use custom colors box

When this feature is disabled, the details will be presented in typical monochromatic fashion.

custom color disabled

David Kirk
David Kirk
David Kirk is one of the original founders of tech-recipes and is currently serving as editor-in-chief. Not only has he been crafting tutorials for over ten years, but in his other life he also enjoys taking care of critically ill patients as an ICU physician.


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