Disable the iTunes Ping button next to songs
iTunes 10.0.1 is a minor update that replaced the iTunes store arrows with a Ping pull-down menu button instead. I think it clutters the iTunes interface a bit so here’s how to remove this feature.
Launch the Terminal and type or paste the following:
defaults write com.apple.iTunes hide-ping-dropdown -bool TRUE
Then quit and relaunch iTunes for the changes to take effect, as seen in the screenshot:
You can get the Ping pull-down menu buttons back by typing:
defaults write com.apple.iTunes hide-ping-dropdown -bool FALSE
And then relaunching iTunes again.
You can also disable the iTunes Ping sidebar if you want to further clean up the iTunes interface.
Disable iTunes Ping buttons in Windows
By request, here’s how to disable the Ping button in Windows. First, quit iTunes, then:
- From the Start menu go to the ‘Run’ command
- Enter the following in exactly:
"C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunes.exe" /setPrefInt hide-ping-dropdown 1
- iTunes will now execute running that command and the Ping button will be turned off