Disable the iTunes arrow store button within iTunes
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!
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?
How is this done in Windows?
[…] 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 […]
[…] to Like, Post, Show Artist Profile, Show in iTunes Store, etc. This new menu is similar to the iTunes Store arrows (which it seems to have […]
[…] iTunes (see screenshot) as a column browser alongside the playlist. You can also choose to just disable the iTunes store arrow buttons completely, if you just find them a […]
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.
This command will make the iTunes Store arrows turn to your iTunes Library instead, this should be the default setting IMO:
defaults write com.apple.iTunes invertStoreLinks -bool YES
thanks. this command did the wonder.
If you don’t use the iTunes store you could always just disable it completely in preferences, Parental. This obviously also disables the arrows.
Oh God I love you! Thank you!
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/.