Monthly Archives: February 2011

Essential iTunes hacks

Whenever I have to reinstall iTunes, I also have to reapply the hacks that make it behave the way I like. Mostly for my own convenience, here is a list of the hacks I use.

To get rid of the Ping drop down menus next to artists and so forth, type this in Terminal:

defaults write com.apple.iTunes hide-ping-dropdown -bool TRUE

To enable half stars in track and album ratings:

defaults write com.apple.iTunes allow-half-stars -bool TRUE

To restore the little store link arrows removed when Ping was introduced:

defaults write com.apple.iTunes show-store-link-arrows -bool TRUE

And to make the store link arrows filter the library rather than launch the store:

defaults write com.apple.iTunes invertStoreLinks -bool TRUE