How do i get rid of the 'Genre' column when i'm in list view?

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  1. jawad7 macrumors member

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    Wasn't there before i upgraded up iTunes 8.0. I just want Artist and Album menus...how do i get rid of the first one that says genre? if at all possible.
     
  2. bartelby macrumors Core

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  3. jawad7 thread starter macrumors member

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    that just gets rid of it on the columns. i'm talking about the menus above it. ideas?
     
  4. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Oh. Has that not always been there?

    Was it an option once?

    I've always had it displaying
     
  5. jawad7 thread starter macrumors member

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    i didn't have it about an hour ago then i upgraded to 8.0 and it's there! Don't need it and could do with getting rid off.
     
  6. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    In the browser? I don't know and it's annoying me. There used to be an option in preferences but it seems to have been removed...
     
  7. netnothing macrumors 68040

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    Same here, I used to have it turned off. It was in the General preferences but it's gone now in 8.0.

    Here are the 2 screenshots:

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    -Kevin
     
  8. jawad7 thread starter macrumors member

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    it will be so annoying if it can't be removed...keep looking through all the preferences, settings, etc but can't find anything to get rid of it.
     
  9. xJulianx macrumors 6502a

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    This is seriously stopping me from upgrading at the moment.

    I have no use for seeing genres as half of my 8,000 library hasn't even got a genre set, and those that do have either wrong or genres that are uselessly vague.
     
  10. parkds macrumors regular

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    I have the same problem. With almost 16,000 songs in iTunes, a genre filter is of little use. Between the number of files and the vagueness of genres for a lot of music, I have always turned off and avoided that bowser window. It would be a shame to not be able to turn off that needless clutter.
     
  11. jigo macrumors newbie

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    I'm not liking this. I never use Genres, now I'm forced to look at them all the time.



    Edit: Found this defaults write com.apple.itunes show-genre-when-browsing -bool FALSE

    Life is good again.
     
  12. jawad7 thread starter macrumors member

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    i don't understand what you mean - can you explain please.
     
  13. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Mmm, excellent. Works perfectly. Thanks
     
  14. jigo macrumors newbie

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    Enter this in terminal then restart iTunes.

    defaults write com.apple.itunes show-genre-when-browsing -bool FALSE
     
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    Wonderful, thanks!
     
  17. Sharewaredemon macrumors 68000

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    glad there is a thread about this here. Thanks for the fix.

    Any idea what we need to put in to take the links to the music store out?
     
  18. jigo macrumors newbie

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    Certainly

    defaults write com.apple.iTunes show-store-arrow-links -bool FALSE
     
  19. Sharewaredemon macrumors 68000

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    I love you.

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  20. ttech10 macrumors 6502

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    I must be missing something... can't you just 'control+click' it and then uncheck 'Genre'.

    I'm REALLY hoping that I'm just misunderstanding...
     
  21. Sharewaredemon macrumors 68000

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    browse view, not list view.

    we want to turn the genre section off, which is possible in terminal.

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  23. netnothing macrumors 68040

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    Awesome thanks.

    By the way, can someone explain, when someone runs one of these defaults write commands, what does it write to? The .plist file?

    -Kevin
     
  24. MartiNZ macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, if that entry doesn't exist it creates it, otherwise it is just a command line way of modifying what you see when viewing plist files with Property List Editor, which I don't have installed right now so very grateful for these fixes. Now I have turned off everything that iTunes 8 added, yay :)!
     
  25. DuFFy macrumors regular

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    does anyone know where i can do this on a windows machine? Im dying here, the arrows and the genre list are so annoying.

    I wish i could afford a mac :rolleyes:
     

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