Go away ping!!!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Glenn The Geeza, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. Glenn The Geeza macrumors newbie

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    Hi, does anyone know of a work around or anyway other than de activating the iTunes store , to remove Ping from the sideBar in iTunes?
    Please help if it is at all possible?
     
  2. timsutcliffe macrumors 6502

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    I'm afraid I can't help, but i've been looking around to try and find a way, and it doesn't seem to be possible at the moment.
     
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    So far the only suggestion I've seen is to downgrade iTunes and then update.
     
  4. 3lionsbecks Suspended

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    yeah.

    go into your account settings and you will find an option to turn off PING in there.

    Not really sure what the fuss is about. It seems like it could be an interesting feature if it catches on with more people and especially artists. But right now it is deadsville. Then again....so was Twitter when it first came out.
     
  5. Glenn The Geeza thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I wish it was that easy...

    Unfortunately you're wrong there my friend. If only it was that easy. The only way to remove it from your iTunes settings is to remove the iTunes store altogether.
     
  6. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    I wish it were gone as well. I never signed up for it so I have it on my side bar as well as on the top right corner telling me to try it. I don't want to try it.

    They really should give us the choice to display it like they do with Genius.
     
  7. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    That's correct. I never turned on Ping to begin with or even signed up for it and it says it is off in my settings yet it's still there in the side bar. They need to have a way to disable it like Genius.
     
  8. Alaerian Guest

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    Is the singular word "Ping" in the sidebar really bothering you that much that you need to make a fuss over it?
     
  9. DisMyMac macrumors 65816

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    Screw you, Apple, for making yet another computer term ambiguous by calling it "Ping".

    I'm sick of giving context for things that should be summarized in one word.
     
  10. therealseebs macrumors 65816

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    I would love a way to remove all the UI cruft associated with it, but I haven't found one. It's not turned on, but I don't seem to have an option for "stop asking me about it and remove it from my sidebar". (Not the right-side "Ping" sidebar, the sidebar on the left where it's become yet another landmine to click on.)
     
  11. R94N macrumors 68020

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    Apparently 10.1 has entered Beta now, so maybe they'll be some changes like that, although it's probably unlikely :(
     
  12. blackburn macrumors 6502a

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    Go to terminal and type this
    Code:
    To disable the iTunes Store Links in Library
    defaults write com.apple.iTunes show-store-link-arrows 0
    
    To disable Ping
    defaults write com.apple.iTunes hide-ping-dropdown -bool TRUE
    defaults write com.apple.iTunes disablePingSidebar 1
     
  13. Kyffin macrumors 6502

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    Most appreciated, cheers! But before messing about with terminal for the first time could you please tell me if

    defaults write com.apple.iTunes hide-ping-dropdown -bool TRUE

    removes the ping options when I "right" click on a song? Its whats causing me the most grievance from its footprint. Thank you!
     
  14. wirelessmacuser macrumors 68000

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    I agree, if it catches on the activity could be very good.
     
  15. Kyffin macrumors 6502

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    could be, depending on whether you're into that sort of thing. I mean twitter is pretty famous now but I still have little interest in it and can't really imagine any situation that'd change that.

    Different strokes I guess but I'd still rather a clean interface than extraneous things which I'd rather not use.
     
  16. Mr Kram macrumors 68000

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    just hide the sidebar. i'm not a big ping fan, but it's no biggie. i am bummed that they got rid of the genius side bar.
     
  17. Kyffin macrumors 6502

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    True but my main issue is when you right-click on a song in your library and you get a selection of ping options between 'play' and 'get info'- I know about not blind-clicking but I don't really want to interface by deliberately ignoring something (like taking an extra large step into your house because a bull got wild and defecated outside your door) if I can avoid it.
     
  18. Kyffin macrumors 6502

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    ^ sorry if a little facetious but does anybody seriously know if its possible to disable the ping menu options? Thanks
     
  19. Mr Kram macrumors 68000

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    Tutorial
     
  20. Kyffin macrumors 6502

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    Thank you for the link! My first use of terminal and its rid iTunes of that easily clickable ping button= very happy but is there any way to remove the ping options when you right click a track? Cheers again!
     

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