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How to Hide the Annoying Ping Menu in iTunes

iTunes 10 has a new social network built in, but sadly there’s not an easy way to just disable the whole thing entirely—you’ll need to resort to a command-line hack to get it done.

Just open up a command prompt and switch to your iTunes installation folder underneath the Program Files directory, and then run the following command:

iTunes.exe /setPrefInt hide-ping-dropdown 1

That’s all there is to it. Hit the link for the instructions for Mac users.

How to Hide the Ping Drop-Down in iTunes [Lifehacker]

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  • Published 10/12/10

Comments (2)

  1. AlexLayne

    Or put “defaults write com.apple.iTunes hide-ping-dropdown -bool TRUE” into a terminal on OS X.

  2. herpaderpderp

    Idiot: Oh noez I dont have internets, what do I do?
    Support: Try to ping Google to see if there is a connection problem.
    Idiot: Like I said, I dont have Internet how should use Ping if I am not online?!

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