Disable the iTunes arrow store button within iTunes

Sep 7, 2010 - 10 Comments

disable itunes arrows

You may have noticed that when you select a song in iTunes a little arrow will appear next to the song name, the artist, album, genre, and every other sort category. If you happen to click on that little arrow, you’ll be directed to the iTunes Store for that album or artist. I’m really not a big fan of these arrows, I never use them and I think the store link is kind of annoying since the button can be accidentally clicked.

Disable the iTunes store arrow buttons within iTunes

Launch the Terminal and enter the following command:
defaults write com.apple.iTunes show-store-arrow-links -bool FALSE
You can always reenable the store arrow links by using:
defaults write com.apple.iTunes show-store-arrow-links -bool TRUE
After either command you will need to quit and reopen iTunes for changes to take effect.

This is just one of many iTunes mods we’ve covered recently. You can also get color icons back in the iTunes 10 sidebar, change the iTunes 10 icon back to iTunes 9, or my favorite which is getting horizontal window control buttons back in iTunes 10. Happy customizing!

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Posted by: Paul Horowitz in iTunes, Tips & Tricks

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  1. Kirk says:

    Linking to the store wasn’t helpful to me either, but you can also change the arrow to link to your own library, and I have found that helpful. One way to do it can be found at http://secrets.blacktree.com/.

  2. Paster says:

    If you don’t use the iTunes store you could always just disable it completely in preferences, Parental. This obviously also disables the arrows.

  3. Justin says:

    It’d be nice if those arrows could redirect you to your library instead of the iTunes Store. That way if I’m listening to something in iTunes DJ, and I wanna be taken to that album or see what else I have from that artist in my collection, the arrow could take me there.

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  7. Andy says:

    How is this done in Windows?

  8. Chris H says:

    Thanks. This has become a regular task every time a new major version of iTunes is released.

    However, there are still useless arrows on the playlists – any idea how to turn these off?

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