iTunes 9.0.2: Return of the Dark Grid

The album grid view in iTunes is a popular way for many people to browse their music library, but the white background that iTunes 9 introduced hasn't been going over so well. Apple listened, and iTunes 9.0.2 added an option to reenable the dark grey grid background.

iTunes 9's default white grid background.

To change the background color for the grid view in iTunes 9.0.2, do this:

  • Launch iTunes.
  • Go to iTunes > Preferences.
  • Select the General tab.

iTunes 9.0.2 Grid View color option.

  • Now choose Dark from the Grid View pop-up menu.
  • Click OK.

The grey grid background restored.

Adding in an option to use the old-style darker background in grid view will be a welcome addition for many iTunes users because the white background is just too harsh for some people's eyes.