Removing unused buttons from the Frontrow menu

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Warning: Seems like this might not be working for everyone.

Seems that you can only reduce the screen to a minimum of 7 items... Wraith 14:36, 1 May 2007 (CEST)

Also seems like you have to rename to .old, when removing the folders or renaming them otherwise it doesn't work. Thaylok 15:13, 1 May 2007 (CEST)


Removing unused buttons from the frontrow menu

If you don't sync your movies or TV episodes from itunes but only use
ATVFiles for video, you might want to try this:


First, remember to gain sudo rights:
"sudo bash" and then enter you password should do that.

Next, you need write access to the file system:
"mount -uw /" and you are good to go.


cd to the /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Content/PlugIns/
folder, and you can do the following:

Removing the "Movies" button:
"mv Movies.frappliance/ Movies.frappliance.old"

Removing the "TV Shows" button:
"mv TV.frappliance/ TV.frappliance.old"

Removing the "Podcasts" button:
"mv Podcasts.frappliance/ Podcasts.frappliance.old"


To apply the changes you need to restart finder.


Simple as that. Remember "mount -ur /" to make filesystem read only again.