When I checked Software Update to see if there was any new software available for my Mac, I wasn’t too surprised to see an iTunes update, v9.0.2, following the update of the Apple TV. When I was scanning the release notes, I saw something quite interesting…
“iTunes 9.0.2 adds support for Apple TV software version 3.0, adds an option for a dark background for Grid View, and improves support for accessibility”
The only feature I was interested in here was the dark background for Grid View, as an alternative to the white default iTunes 9 background that replaced the dark background found in iTunes 8. If you want to change the colour of the background in Grid View, it’s pretty simple in both OS X and Windows…
Mac OS X
If you’re using iTunes under OS X, you need to go into your iTunes preferences (iTunes > Preferences) and under the general tab, you’ll see a drop box titled “Grid View” with a choice of “Light” or “Dark”. Select whatever colour you want to use and press OK to return to iTunes with your new, dark background!
If you’re using Windows, go to “Edit” on the menu bar, and select “Preferences”. Again, on the general tab, you’ll see a drop box titles “Grid View” with the choices “Light” and “Dark”. Select whichever you prefer and press OK to return.
Another note for those of you using Windows 7, I found quite a few performance issues in 9.0.1 in Windows 7, but iTunes 9.0.2 is looking much more responsive with this new update, so I’d recommend the upgrade as soon as possible.