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#12006 - 09/25/10 02:56 PM Removing Ping from iTunes 10.0.1
Hal Itosis Offline


Registered: 09/03/09
Loc: 10.6.8 (build 10K549)
Fortunately, someone has written up a nice little How-To... so i don't need to type very much. Here is the solution as presented by Tom Gidden:

Removing Ping from iTunes 10.0.1

In a nutshell...

defaults write com.apple.iTunes disablePingSidebar 1
defaults write com.apple.iTunes hide-ping-dropdown 1
defaults write com.apple.iTunes show-store-link-arrows 1
defaults write com.apple.iTunes invertStoreLinks 1

...but do read the full article for the nitty-gritty.

[edit: personally, the last 3 were all i cared about.]


Edited by Hal Itosis (09/25/10 02:57 PM)

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#12009 - 09/26/10 07:30 AM Re: Removing Ping from iTunes 10.0.1 [Re: Hal Itosis]
alternaut Offline
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Registered: 08/04/09
Thanks for that link, Hal. tongue Just came across this little applet: NoPing. It toggles visibility of the Ping button and sidebar entry On or OFF, but also affects the sidebar's Store entry item.


Edited by alternaut (09/26/10 09:13 AM)
Edit Reason: Added more detail on NoPing's functionality.
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#12024 - 09/27/10 05:56 AM Re: Removing Ping from iTunes 10.0.1 [Re: alternaut]
Dermot Trellis Offline


Registered: 09/27/09
Originally Posted By: alternaut
It toggles visibility of the Ping button and sidebar entry On or OFF, but also affects the sidebar's Store entry item.

It removes the iTunes Store from the sidebar, and with it the Ping thing, which can also be accomplished in the iTunes preference > Parental.

My reading of stuff here and there is that some users, including me, would like to dump the Ping thing but keep the iTunes Store in the left sidebar.

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#12028 - 09/27/10 09:58 AM Re: Removing Ping from iTunes 10.0.1 [Re: Dermot Trellis]
Ira L Offline


Registered: 08/13/09
Loc: California
So in Hal's original post (first above), would doing the first two commands but not the last two remove Ping but keep the iTunes Store?
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#13684 - 01/11/11 10:53 AM Re: Removing Ping from iTunes 10.0.1 [Re: alternaut]
MG2009 Offline


Registered: 08/05/09
NoPing App does not work for PPC using Leopard.

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#13927 - 01/25/11 05:19 AM Re: Removing Ping from iTunes 10.0.1 [Re: Hal Itosis]
Virtual1 Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Iowa
I just tried those four lines, with itunes quit, and relaunched itunes. (10.1.1) the ping sidebar persists....
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#13936 - 01/25/11 10:35 PM Re: Removing Ping from iTunes 10.0.1 [Re: Virtual1]
Hal Itosis Offline


Registered: 09/03/09
Loc: 10.6.8 (build 10K549)
:shrug:
They musta changed something then.
Can't it be disabled in the prefs now?

{at this point, i don't even know what a "ping sidebar" is.}

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#13961 - 01/29/11 06:36 AM Re: Removing Ping from iTunes 10.0.1 [Re: Virtual1]
jaybass Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: toronto Canada
OS 10.5.8 itunes 10.1.1
I used that applet to remove ping and it works.
The itunes sidebar remains.

jaybass

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#14169 - 02/11/11 09:40 AM Re: Removing Ping from iTunes 10.0.1 [Re: Dermot Trellis]
roger Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Vermont
Parental controls allow you to keep the Store, and lose Ping.
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#14176 - 02/11/11 10:57 PM Re: Removing Ping from iTunes 10.0.1 [Re: roger]
MacManiac Offline
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Registered: 08/04/09
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Roger,

You're gonna have to give more details on how this works.....I just opened the Parental Controls PrefPane in System Preferences and it doesn't look like there is an intuitive path to your assertion.
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#14177 - 02/12/11 01:06 AM Re: Removing Ping from iTunes 10.0.1 [Re: MacManiac]
artie505 Online


Registered: 08/04/09
Or does Roger mean iTunes > Prefs > Parental?

(Running iTunes 8.21, so can't check.)
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#14184 - 02/12/11 08:19 AM Re: Removing Ping from iTunes 10.0.1 [Re: artie505]
alternaut Offline
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Registered: 08/04/09
Originally Posted By: artie505
Or does Roger mean iTunes > Prefs > Parental?

That seems likely: iTunes 10 has a checkbox under Prefs > Parental to turn off Ping.
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#14191 - 02/13/11 10:00 AM Re: Removing Ping from iTunes 10.0.1 [Re: MacManiac]
roger Offline


Registered: 08/04/09
Loc: Vermont
Originally Posted By: MacManiac
Roger,

You're gonna have to give more details on how this works.....I just opened the Parental Controls PrefPane in System Preferences and it doesn't look like there is an intuitive path to your assertion.


yes, Artie and alternaut are correct. the Prefs in iTunes allow you to turn off Ping.

and further, as I read back through the thread and check dates, Dermot mentioned this way back in September.

laugh


Edited by roger (02/13/11 10:03 AM)
Edit Reason: further reading an credit giving...
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#14328 - 02/22/11 08:06 AM Re: Removing Ping from iTunes 10.0.1 [Re: roger]
alternaut Offline
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Registered: 08/04/09
Yet another option: I just noticed that yesterday’s Macpilot 4.1.8 update includes functions to hide the Ping dropdown and disable the Ping sidebar in iTunes.

(Disclaimer: I own a copy of MacPilot, but have no other connection with Koingo Software.)
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#14331 - 02/22/11 12:48 PM Re: Removing Ping from iTunes 10.0.1 [Re: alternaut]
Ira L Offline


Registered: 08/13/09
Loc: California
It seems that the current version of OnyX (freeware) can also remove "Ping buttons" (that's how it is labeled in OnyX).
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