123Macmini.com
FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   GalleryPhoto Gallery   RegisterRegister   ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Remove or hide menu options ?

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    123Macmini.com - Forums Forum Index -> Apple TV
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Vongalin
New Member
New Member


Joined: 23 Dec 2007
Posts: 11

PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 4:17 pm    Post subject: Remove or hide menu options ? Reply with quote

Is there an easy way to simply disable menu items ? Specifically the YouTube one. I cannot stand YouTube and would rather not see it at all - it's one of the last items on my "should I buy this" checklist.

Thanks.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Ben Tex
Veteran Member
Veteran Member


Joined: 01 Feb 2007
Posts: 1460
Location: Texas

PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 11:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe with a hack, but not straight up. Doing a factory restore should take you back to Apple TV 1.0. That means YouTube will not show up. But you will lose iPhoto streaming a few other little things here and there.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
MCeeP
Junior Member
Junior Member


Joined: 20 Sep 2006
Posts: 49
Location: Las Vegas

PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 2:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe if you look in the parental options you can hide YouTube. I know i did it once, but had to do a restore at some point and haven't bothered to look for it again. I don't think any other menu options are hideable though.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Ben Tex
Veteran Member
Veteran Member


Joined: 01 Feb 2007
Posts: 1460
Location: Texas

PostPosted: Mon Dec 31, 2007 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MCeeP wrote:
I believe if you look in the parental options you can hide YouTube. I know i did it once, but had to do a restore at some point and haven't bothered to look for it again. I don't think any other menu options are hideable though.

I stand corrected. Embarassed

I didn't even realize that was in there. Then again, I've never even been in the parental options.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
cerasie
Junior Member
Junior Member


Joined: 13 Feb 2007
Posts: 20

PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The simplest and safest way to hide menu items is to do as follows
1) open a terminal window on your mac/pc
2) ssh into the appleTV (ssh -1 frontrow@AppleTV.local or ssh -1 frontrow@IP_Address)
3) enter the plugin directory i.e. /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/PlugIns
4) enable writing on the Apple TV (sudo mount -uw /)
5) rename the YT.frappliance to something like YT.frappliance.old (mv YT.frappliance YT.frappliance.old)
6) disable writing on the AppleTV (sudo mount -ur /)


When you restart the finder or reboot the YouTube menu setting will disappear.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    123Macmini.com - Forums Forum Index -> Apple TV All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum



      

Shop:  Apple Store  |  Refurbished Macs  |  Refurbished iPads  |  MacConnection  |  Mac Mini Vault  |  Other World Computing

MK 1 Studio Mac mini Racks  |  Crucial Mac Memory  |  Top Free Mac Apps  |  Top Paid Mac Apps



123Macmini.com is an independent publication and has not been authorized, sponsored, or approved by Apple Computer, Inc.
All logos and trademarks in this site are property of their respective owners.
Copyright © 2011 123Macmini.com. All Rights Reserved.