Anyone found out how to get rid of iTunes Store links in iTunes 8??

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by anim8or, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. anim8or macrumors 65816

    anim8or

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    #1
    I really hate having links to the itunes store... but it seems that they are ever present in itunes 8!

    I have searched everywhere in the program, preferences, etc, what am i missing???

    Has anyone found how to turn off the links?
     
  2. jigo macrumors newbie

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    This will get rid of them.

    defaults write com.apple.iTunes show-store-arrow-links -bool FALSE
     
  3. Galley macrumors 65816

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    That's Mac-only, BTW. :)
     
  4. illegalprelude macrumors 68000

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    where do I put this? Sorry, I dont know jack when it comes to terminal!

    and omg, I hate the store links, ill go to the damn store when I want to
     
  5. davidjearly macrumors 68020

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    I think some people make more of a deal about this than necessary. I mean, it's not as though you are forced to click the miniscule arrow to take you to the store.

    I just don't get what the problem is.
     
  6. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Just open terminal and type that in (or copy-paste) then restart iTunes.
     
  7. illegalprelude macrumors 68000

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    First, it comes off as a forced gateway to the iTunes Store. I know its there, if I want, i can click it myself, I dont need a consistent reminder and B. I like less "shiyut" on my screen. One less button/link is more. Member, Macs are about simplicity?
     
  8. dranakin macrumors 6502

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    The problem is that Apple is constantly trying to shove the iTunes Store down our throats to boost their sales.

    I must prefer to purchase CDs at a B&M, so no thanks.
     
  9. hollerz macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly.

    That terminal command thing works great, thanks :D
     
  10. icepick1985 macrumors member

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    Does anybody have a solution for windows?

    thanks in advance
     
  11. illegalprelude macrumors 68000

    illegalprelude

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    Beautiful! The links are gone! It feels like my old itunes again with new cool stuff (I love the new cover scroll look thing!)

    Havent heard much yet man, not Alot of windows users here but keep an eye out here or find some windows forums? they might be more helpful
     
  12. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Exactly, couldn't agree more.

    Once again, agree completely.

    I have seen several references to the "terminal" command; could someone explain what it means to me please, as I would dearly love to remove all references to this link? For now, I have simply disabled it, but I would like to be able to remove it.
    Cheers and thanks
     
  13. Bobioden macrumors 68000

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    So, I just did this. If I am correct, the arrows still remain, but when you click on them, you don't go to the store anymore.

    Is there anyway to get rid of the arrows?
     

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