Hide genre column and apple store links in iTunes 8 on Mac OS X

When I upgraded iTunes to version 8 and started messing around with iTunes genius I was a very happy man. Clever little tool that. Shame that iTunes store arrows were littered around the screen and the genre column was back. iTunes had also removed the option to hide it from the preferences. Grrrrrr.

Well if you don’t want to see the genre column at the top of iTunes 8 on mac then I have the answer for you.

Open Applications -> Utilities -> Terminal
Paste in the following line of text and hit enter
Quit Terminal

defaults write com.apple.iTunes show-genre-when-browsing -bool FALSE

You can do exactly the same to hide the iTunes store arrow links:

defaults write com.apple.iTunes show-store-arrow-links -bool FALSE

And if you really want to undo and get either back you can use this for the genre column:

defaults write com.apple.iTunes show-genre-when-browsing -bool TRUE

And this for the iTunes store links:

defaults write com.apple.iTunes show-store-arrow-links -bool TRUE

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