New iTunes bumps up the font size and adds Genre images to Genre column view. I make custom Genres for sorting and don't need the visual hinting. Anyone know how/if I can disable this? I'm not able to find anything.

Otherwise I guess I'll just be using the Song view. I really liked the three column Genre sort up until now. :(

Boring Genre Art


You can remove the genre-*.jpg files in the application bundle. iTunes will use the cover art of tracks for the genres though.

It also breaks the code signature and could be overridden by updates.

  • I'm not all that fond of the generic Apple or empty icons and I'd prefer to save space but I appreciate the step in the right direction. Thanks. – syncr Dec 2 '12 at 23:47

I prefer to use album artwork for genre artwork. To do this I edited genres.plist in iTunes resources folder using Property List Editor, under 'Root' I deleted 'entries' which deletes all default itunes album artworks associative preference.

Another method is adding an

    exactStringMatch - Boolean - Check

method to whichever 'Item' I prefer to change. This method is used for other genres by iTunes. This method works for genres which don't have an exact genre matching name.

I suggest saving a copy of this plist prior to making any changes to it.

  • Nice solution. I'll give it a try and report back. – syncr Aug 22 '13 at 4:36

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