I updated iTunes to version 8 following the “Let’s Rock” event the other day – Genius looked snazzy, and I wanted it! – and was merrily looking through my recommendations when I noticed something a little strange. The arrow links to the iTunes store were appearing again. One of the first things I do upon installing iTunes is tell it to hide those. I went to check the preferences, and even the option to hide them was gone.
Fortunately for me, and anyone else annoyed by this, a little poking about in the plist files uncovered a way to hide them.
- Quit iTunes
- Open Terminal.app and input this:
defaults write com.apple.iTunes show-store-arrow-links -bool FALSE
- Restart iTunes
All of the arrows to the iTunes store should be gone!
To re-enable the arrows just open Terminal.app and input this:
defaults write com.apple.iTunes show-store-arrow-links -bool TRUE
A quick tip to start your Monday off musically and arrow-free.
[Hat tip: MacOSXHints.com]