How to disable Front Row menu items

Front Row has a few menu’s that never get used (Podcast on my 42″ TV?) These have always bugged me. This gives you three ways to disable them, depending on your level of comfort with the command line and UNIX. The names of the files to remove should be clear. Please don’t remove FRSettings and FRSources. I’m using Podcast as an example, but you could just as easily use Photos.frappliance.

From your desktop

In the Finder, navigate to System -> Library -> CoreServices. Select Front Row, then Control-click on it and pick Show Package Contents from the pop-up menu. In the new window that opens, navigate to Contents -> PlugIns. Make a copy in a different location of the .frappliance folder you don’t want (Podcast?) Then highlight the folder to be deleted, press Command-Delete, and enter your password.

If you are comfortable from the command line, you can do this…

Copy the .frappliance folder to your desktop

cp /System/Library/CoreServices/Front\ Row.app/Contents/PlugIns/Podcasts.frappliance/ ~/Desktop/

Change directory to your desktop – make sure the file is there

cd ~/Desktop

Remove the old folder

sudo rm -r /System/Library/CoreServices/Front\ Row.app/Contents/PlugIns/Podcasts.frappliance/

If you are REALLY comfortable from the command line, you can just run this…

sudo mv /System/Library/CoreServices/Front\ Row.app/Contents/PlugIns/Podcasts.frappliance/ ~/Desktop/

Now that the folder is out of the way, restart Front Row – from a command window type

killall “Front Row”