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artisticforge Level 1 Level 1

so far in the less than 30 minutes I had iTunes 10 installed I do not like it.
It would have been simple to put a preference in to disable Ping.

I have removed iTunes 10 and reinstalled iTunes 9.2.1. I need to rebuild the
iTunes Library because iTunes 10 updated it and iTunes 9.2.1 is unable to
read it.

I do not like having Ping shoved down my throat whether I want it or not.
I do not like social networking sites and Ping is no exception. The only ping
I want on my computers is the unix command 'ping' used to diagnose network
issues and problems.


13 in and 17 inch macbook pro, 64GB iPad, 32GB and 64GB iPod Touch, 32GB ipod-1stgen, 16GB-ipod nano, Mac OS X (10.6.4), 3 appletv, 3 - 24" imac, 1 - 27" iMac, 1TB & 2TB time capsule, 7 airport express
  • Hatchback Mustang Level 1 Level 1
    I am in total agreement with you. I am waiting until someone finds a way to remove it, or Apple allows users to decide. I don't use social networks much, and I don't want it crammed into something I use every day. iTunes already got super bloated with that stupid Genius playlists and even that grid flow adds no use other than to be pretty. I am posting this from my G4 mac, but have a MacBook with the new intels in and still don't want this because I know it is going to be bigger and slower than what I have now.

    Please Apple, let users decide if they want to opt-into installing this.
  • chewymatt Level 1 Level 1
    Why don't you guys just turn it off?

    Click TURN OFF PING in your pofile..

    what's the big deal?

    PS. I agree Ping is dumb, I never enabled it in the 1st place.
  • artisticforge Level 1 Level 1

    that does not turn it 'Off' that just keeps your profile private.
    Ping is still there running.

    I do not use social networking sites and I really resent Apple cramming Ping down users throats
    whether they want it or not.

    Ping should have been written with and ON/OFF switch.

    iTunes 10 does not live up to Apple's standards. There are many issues with iTunes 10.
  • Meg St._Clair Level 9 Level 9
    There was an on/off option in my account settings in the iTunes Store. In fact, I had to turn it on in order to access Ping.
  • chewymatt Level 1 Level 1
    I clicked turn off ping and now it's not running, when I click on the ping icon it just asks to turn it on.

    Looks like it's disabled and off.

    Why did you enable it in the 1st place?
  • SlyCooper24 Level 1 Level 1
    So the Ping option is still in the left navigation bar? Ridiculous if so.
  • Homestar Level 1 Level 1
    He means click Turn Off Ping in your Apple Account Information, accessed by clicking on your email address in the upper right hand corner of the iTunes store when you're logged in.

    I just spent a couple minutes combing through my Ping profile wondering what you were talking about. Thought I'd clarify.
  • chewymatt Level 1 Level 1
    It's not in the Ping profile, it's in the account profile.

    Sorry if I wasn't clear.
  • artisticforge Level 1 Level 1

    I can not check on anything iTunes 10 since I have removed/deleted/trashed that abortion.

    I reinstalled iTunes 9.2.1. I will probably be stuck at that version until I die or Apple gets their act together. I am not installed iTunes 10 as is.
  • chewymatt Level 1 Level 1
    I would like to say that I hate iTunes, it's probably the worst and most counter intuitive application ever made but version 10 looks quite a bit nicer and I don't see a reason going back to 9, no reason at all.

    If it's Ping that bugs you, kill it.
  • Homestar Level 1 Level 1
    You know, I just don't get all the flack iTunes takes. It has its limitations as far as media codecs and containers go, and it hasn't got the best interface for editing metadata, but the playlists and library views are robust, the interface looks nice, and it's not even as slow as Firefox.

    And looking at the alternatives available for OS X, I can't see anything better. I don't like iTunes' continued UI quirks (scrollbars, and now these abominable traffic light window controls and new oversized column headers), but to me it seems ultimately a decent app by Mac standards, which is saying something by Windows and Linux standards.
  • chewymatt Level 1 Level 1
    iTunes is the most counter intuitive application that I have ever used, everything (in my opinion) is exactly *** backwards, the menus are inconsistent, it's hard to find things that you would think would be at hand, and most of all it's SUPER SLOW.

    PS. I have a Macbook but I'm obviously running Windows 7.
  • RedKamel Level 1 Level 1
    turning it off still keeps the option cluttering my already cluttered sidebar.
  • chewymatt Level 1 Level 1
    I agree, that part is sucky.

    There must be a way to get rid of that, navigating iTunes menu system is worse than trying to figure out the privacy settings in Facebook.....UGH.
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