4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 3, 2012 8:05 AM by Gregory Shadley
Gregory Shadley Level 1 (35 points)

Good morning. I took the step this morning of downgrading iTunes 11 to iTunes 10.7 on my MacBook Air. Everything seems to be back to normal except for one item. When I highlight a song, I have these small drop-down arrows that, when clicked, link to the iTunes store. It says "Show in iTunes Store." I've been trying to remove these arrows using tips that have been posted before. Does anyone have any ideas on how to get rid of these arrows? I want to get everything back as it was last week before I made the mistake of installing iTunes 11. I want to get this done on my MacBook Air before I tackle my iTunes library at home. It has 3.8TB in its library. Thank you.

MacBook Air, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Airsculpture Level 4 (1,320 points)

    Not sure how, but I noticed this feature when I was browsing TV Shows in 10.7 after downgrading. Everything else is working so I'm not too bothered by it. It's almost as if some feature remained after removing  11.


    As it's not interferring with anything, I'm just glad there is no corruption in my 2TB library - all artwork is back as it should be (it wasn't in 11), seems like media files play on Mac and ATV and home sharing is back to its intermittent self ( this was why I upgraded to 11 in the hope it was fixed - it wasn't so I downgraded ).

  • joepke Level 1 (145 points)

    Also downgraded to iTunes 10.7 and noticed that these drop-down arrows re-appeared. I got rid of these by first disabling Ping in the Parental preference pane and then running the following command in Terminal.app:


    defaults write com.apple.itunes hide-ping-dropdown -boolean true

  • Airsculpture Level 4 (1,320 points)

    Thanks Joe. I may leave them as they don't cause me any problems, but good to know.

  • Gregory Shadley Level 1 (35 points)

    Thanks Joe. This solved the problem.