The new Front Row is gorgeous, but I miss the simplicity of the older version, there was something about the spinning icons I loved. Well I really cannot argue with the enhanced abilities of the newer version I want to bring the simplicity back. The new Front Row's root menu contains three new items: Podcasts, Sources and settings. I do not need podcasts or sources so I will show you how to remove them. It could not be easier. Navigate to the front row application itself, which lives in System/Library/Core Services/ and right click on the Front Row icon, choose show package contents an navigate to the folder labeled plugins. Delete the folders you feel you do not need and they will no longer appear on the root menu of frontrow. Now if only I can figure out how to edit the contents of the submenus to get rid of the (in my opinion) "Popular on iTunes" links I will be very very happy.
Thanks for the info re modifying Front Row menus. I too would like to remove the 'popular on iTunes' items for one example. But for now, happy to zap the Podcasts thing out. While podcasts are great, I don't need them on my media center screen.
Thought you guys might also want to know about DVDPedia if you don't already. Great app for organizing information about your movie library, both on disc and ripped. It goes out and gets all the movie info from Amazon or wherever, and can even be used as a front-end to launch the movies if you seek an alternative to Front Row. A really nice recent development is the creation of a plugin for Front Row that ties into the Pedia database, so you can browse everything you have cataloged in Pedia while you're within Front Row. I prefer this setup to the Sapphire plugin. If you check in the forum at bruji.com under News, you'll find a thread titled Front Row integration, and a link to the download.
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You can also change the order of the menu. So say you wanted music to be the first selection instead of movies. Go into System/Library/CoreServices/Front Row.app/Contents/Plugins/*.frappliance/Contents and edit each info.plist file.
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