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How to remove ping from itunes (Version10)

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  • jv65 Calculating status...
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    Sep 26, 2010 7:56 AM (in response to brian555)
    This will remove the ping button. Just copy and paste in terminal.

    defaults write com.apple.itunes hide-ping-dropdown -bool YES
    iMac 21.5, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • brian555 Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Sep 26, 2010 8:05 AM (in response to jv65)
    @jv65,

    Thanks but that's for Mac. For Windows, there's a solution posted in thread http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2593347&tstart=0 See third post.

    I shouldn't have posted my comments in this "iTunes for Mac" thread. I was in the wrong place...
    PC, Windows 7, iPhone 4 with iOS 4.1; Win7 64-bit
  • ronald poi Calculating status...
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    Sep 26, 2010 8:21 AM (in response to jv65)
    jv65 wrote:
    This will remove the ping button. Just copy and paste in terminal.
    defaults write com.apple.itunes hide-ping-dropdown -bool YES


    Didn't work for me.
    MacBook Pro 15" - 2.53Ghz / 4 Gb / 250 Gb, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • jv65 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 26, 2010 8:27 AM (in response to ronald poi)
    Strange, did you restart iTunes?
    iMac 21.5, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • ronald poi Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
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    Sep 26, 2010 8:39 AM (in response to jv65)
    jv65 wrote:
    Strange, did you restart iTunes?

    Yes, of course, but didn't restart the system. Notice I'm using iTunes 10.0.1. It was just released.
    MacBook Pro 15" - 2.53Ghz / 4 Gb / 250 Gb, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • jv65 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 26, 2010 8:47 AM (in response to ronald poi)
    I didn't restart either, and I am also using 10.0.1. For me it worked.

    Message was edited by: jv65
    iMac 21.5, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
  • ronald poi Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
    Hey, seems like it DID work. However, I was expecting the Ping link disappear from the left sidebar in iTunes. What the terminal command really does is hide the dropdown menu that appears on each song when selected.

    Not what I was looking for but welcome anyway.
    MacBook Pro 15" - 2.53Ghz / 4 Gb / 250 Gb, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
  • wlehrmac Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I agree PING is obnoxious and would welcome way to turn it off. Fine for those who want, but irritating for those of us that do not.
    MacBook Pro 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.7), Using with external Samsung SyncMaster 191T
  • Bobsax Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
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    Sep 27, 2010 3:02 PM (in response to Ari Kangas)
    Ari Kangas wrote:
    I could live with those stupid, useless Ping buttons on the left and in the store (I DO want to get rid of them, too) but the thing that breaks the camel's back is that I have a stupid Ping button IN EVERY ROW OF MY LIBRARY. I don't ever want to tell others what I listen to, nor do I want to hear about this dumbest idea from Apple, ever.

    I'll keep asking for a solution until one is provided. I've sent feedback and I will keep doing it until I get a response I like - which is a checkbox in the preferences allowing me to completely disable Ping. Keep it in the store for all I care, but my library is my library, and no ping is coming to screw it up for me.

    I purchased a 1-month Spotify membership - I'll be using it for the duration because I can't be arsed to use iTunes as long as the Ping buttons mess it all up. If it's fixed, I may come back. If not, I'll just find something that actually works. :P

    Right Ari
    Well said ,Apple looks in on these forums and there's a lot of negative noise about Ping.

    As for fixing it in Terminal ,I really , REALLY don't like to mess around in Terminal.
    In the next update (or two) Apple will let us hide this.
    I almost feel sorry for the team that came up with this idea.
    They're probably sweating serious bricks! :o
    all the latest of Leopard except the old Tiger eMac, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • Scott Schuckert Level 2 Level 2 (240 points)
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    Sep 27, 2010 3:22 PM (in response to Bobsax)
    I don't mind the terminal. I just used the command line in Windows to clean up the Ping buttons and it didn't kill me. The ironic thing is, Apple believes they encourage use of the new features by leaving out the option to turn them off. For me at least, it's quite the opposite - if there was a preference, I might play with it before turning it off. Since there isn't, first thing I look for is a hack, and once it's off, it STAYS off.
    Power Macintosh G5, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,395 points)
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    Sep 27, 2010 3:38 PM (in response to Bobsax)
    Apple looks in on these forums

    And?
    "Apple Discussions is a user-to-user support forum".
    If you have suggestions, send them here -> http://www.apple.com/feedback/
    Mac mini (mid 2010) - 2 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.4), silver mini, blue mini, silver shuffle, iTunes 10
  • An Clar Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 27, 2010 5:20 PM (in response to Chris CA)
    Chris CA wrote:
    Apple looks in on these forums

    And?
    "Apple Discussions is a user-to-user support forum".
    If you have suggestions, send them here -> http://www.apple.com/feedback/


    And? And this:

    Many of us have already submitted feedback to Apple. That's one way to let 'em know what we think. If we also post in these forums, other bloggers will see, take note, and help spread the word around the web. That's another, and maybe more effective way to bring pressure on Apple to hear what MANY users are saying. We are sick and tired of Apple ramming changes down users' throats with no notice, and no options to choose what we want in our programs. I don't want or need Steve Jobs telling me what's good for me and not good for me when it comes to computer use. I stopped using Apple products years ago because of that, and only recently came back because I was impressed with the iPhone and iPad and hoped that maybe things were different...they ain't. Given the continuing Jobsian cult that I find still permeates Apple, I'm right on the verge of leaving again....this time for good.
  • The Mandala Lady Calculating status...
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    Sep 30, 2010 11:34 AM (in response to FrustratedUser2010)
    If you're comfortable with using terminal.app, I found this web site with instructions on how to disable the ping buttons. Within that page is a link to windows instructions.

    http://gidden.net/tom/2010/09/25/removing-ping-from-itunes-10-0-1/
    Mac OS X (10.5.8)
  • mike22490 Calculating status...
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    Sep 30, 2010 11:37 AM (in response to The Mandala Lady)
    I hate the fact that even when ping is turned off its still in my context menu. God what are these devs thinking this is just becoming ridiculous.

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  • JPD61386 Level 1 Level 1 (125 points)
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    Sep 30, 2010 12:26 PM (in response to ronald poi)
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