NoPing
NoPing 1.2
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NoPing is a simple and easy to use tool, to get rid of Ping in Apple's iTunes. Works only with iTunes 10.1 and Mac OS X.
What's New
Version 1.2:
  • Compatibility with iTunes 10.1
  • remove Ping entry from left Sidebar
  • remove Ping from iTunes Store
  • remove Ping / iTunes Store dropdowns
  • restore old Genius Sidebar
Requirements
  • Intel/PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
  • iTunes 10.1



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ver. 1.x:
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burypromote

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Mac007 commented on 12 Nov 2010
Although Apple has rendered this software somewhat redundant I want to thank the developer for trying to fill a necessary void in the interim. I wish him or her well in their future endeavors.
[Version 1.2]

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Riseofchaos (developer) replied on 13 Nov 2010
Thank you. The Dev is a he ;)
burypromote
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truthhurts commented on 12 Nov 2010
Okay, I'll be the next one to get shot down, but now it *IS* built into iTunes 10.1. So what's the point?
[Version 1.2]

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burypromote
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Riseofchaos (developer) replied on 12 Nov 2010
There were days where NoPing was more useful.
I know it and I think thats the last version of my tiny tool.
With this version you are able to hide the Ping link in the iTunes Store menu, the iTunes Store dropdown after the song-titles and you are able to restore the old Genius Sidebar.
burypromote
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Neploleppard commented on 08 Oct 2010
I'm sorry to the developer (and those who defended this application), but it IS useless.

Terminal doesn't even factor into the equation.

The iTunes store (which is unfortunately linked to Ping, as we've all figured out) can be easily disabled through the Parental options in Preferences.

All this app is doing is checking the box for you. Go into preferences and check it yourself. There's no need for an application that does this. I'm sure the developer meant well, but the reality is that this app is like a remote starter on a car. You can still start the car with a key.
[Version 1.1]

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Riseofchaos (developer) replied on 08 Oct 2010
Thats not right. Beside that, you are able to hide the Ping Sidebar and the buttons after songtitles. Tell me if I'm wrong, but I think you can't do that in the iTunes prefs.
burypromote
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Uglybeauty replied on 18 Oct 2010
that's not right!
you cannot uncheck this stupid "ping" button showed up in the playlist when playing a track using the ituunes prefs.
you just can uncheck the store menu.
very useful for me!
thanks for writing this tiny app!
burypromote
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Steva commented on 07 Oct 2010
Useless application.
[Version 1.1]

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burypromote
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Riseofchaos (developer) replied on 07 Oct 2010
Thanks for your opinion, but I written this app for the guys out here, who don't know how to use the terminal or don't want to use it. I'm pretty sure, they don't think NoPing is useless.
burypromote
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Chris-Ca tipped on 03 Oct 2010
In the Terminal app,
Turn off Ping next to songs
defaults write com.apple.iTunes hide-ping-dropdown -bool FALSE

Turn on store arrows next to songs
defaults write com.apple.iTunes show-store-arrow-links -bool TRUE

Change arrows to point to library instead of store
defaults write com.apple.iTunes invertStoreLinks -bool Yes
[Version 1.0]


burypromote

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Alambiccus tipped on 29 Sep 2010
"presentation of a material or article shall not mislead the consumers": I am finding in EU laws (food) and US FDA

I don't like ping, but I have to access the Store
[Version 1.0]


burypromote
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+41

Khadrelt reviewed on 29 Sep 2010
In all honesty, giving this app poor reviews because of the side effect of disabling the iTunes Store is unfair. That's not the developer's fault, it's Apple's.

This app does what it's designed to do, and the user is clearly warned when using it that the iTunes Store is also disabled (again, there's presently nothing that can be done about that.) So I'm giving 5 stars because it does what it says and it's easy to use and undo.
[Version 1.0]

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burypromote
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Ronl replied on 01 Oct 2010
KHADRELT,

What was not fair was not to properly inform the users that they would both lose easy access to the Apple iTunes Store and not be able to sync/update their iPods.

That was definitely a __major__ over site to not include that information.

I would never have used it had I known this before hand, and it appears others would not have as well.
burypromote
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Ronl reviewed on 27 Sep 2010
After reevaluting this and finding out that it also eliminates the ability to easily access the iTunes store or updates to my iPod I must give this only 1 star. Kind of like removing your car windshield to get rid of the bugs on it.
[Version 1.0]

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Ronl commented on 27 Sep 2010
You can easily remove the Ping buttons (i.e. drop-down menus) in playlists by doing the following. Unfortunately there is no way anyone has found yet to remove Ping from the left list in iTunes without also removing the iTunes Store.

Here's how to remove the Ping buttons in playlists...

Quit iTunes, and open Terminal.
Copy and paste this into a single line:

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

Hit return.
Restart iTunes.
The Ping drop-down menus (Ping buttons in playlists) will be gone.
burypromote
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Ronl commented on 27 Sep 2010
To restore the Ping buttons in playlists simply...

Quit iTunes, and open Terminal.

Copy and paste this into a single line:

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

Hit return.

Restart iTunes.

The Ping drop-down menus (Ping buttons in playlists) will be back.
burypromote
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Hotlips replied on 01 Oct 2010
I used Terminal to get rid of Ping but losing the iTunes store made me go back into Terminal and turn it back on ... I have Ping back (bad) but the iTunes store buttons haven't come back (WORSE). What now?

Help!

Thanks.
burypromote
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+198
Ronl commented on 01 Oct 2010
Hotlips,

Had you first used NoPing and not reset iTunes to its default (i.e. with iTunes Store visible)?

I first used NoPing... saw that the iTunes Store had disappeared... then I used NoPing to reset iTunes so that the iTunes Store was again displayed.

Only after iTunes was again 'normal' did I use the Terminal to eliminate the Ping buttons while still displaying the iTunes Store. Worked very affectively for me, as it has for many others according to the numerous articles on the internet about this procedure.

If you never used NoPing to reset iTunes to its default... perhaps that might work.

Apple Forums should also be able to give you further advice. If you start a thread over there, email me and I will join in. Just click on my name (i.e. profile) and you will see my contact info.
burypromote

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Dejmac reviewed on 26 Sep 2010
Not so good app. I tried it - if I want to get rid of "Ping" I am forced to get rid of "iTunes Store" as well!? And "iTunes Store" is very useful for me when I need tags from CDDB. And when I want to purchase or rent something (no apps, thank you)!
dejtrak
[Version 1.0]

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Riseofchaos (developer) replied on 26 Sep 2010
So nobody force you to do that. That step is optional. I wish it could be done on another way, but it is not possible.
burypromote
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Khadrelt replied on 26 Sep 2010
Just a note-getting rid of Ping, and by unfortunate extension the iTunes Store as well, also disables the links to download updates for iPod/iPhone/iPad apps. So if you want to ever be able to update your apps in iTunes, looks like you're stuck keeping Ping there as well.
burypromote
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Px9-855 reviewed on 26 Sep 2010
Thank you!

If only Apple could open their ears… :/
[Version 1.0]

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burypromote

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Chris-Ca replied on 03 Oct 2010
@ PX9-855
"If only Apple would open their ears"
Tell Apple here -> defaults write com.apple.iTunes hide-ping-dropdown -bool TRUE
burypromote

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Chris-Ca replied on 03 Oct 2010
Sorry.
Tell Apple here -> http://www.apple.com/feedback/itunesapp.html
burypromote
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Px9-855 replied on 07 Oct 2010
Already had when I wrote that!

There are at least three apps on MacUpdate now, solely addressing the annoyances with iTunes 10! Add a few other ones which have the same functionality included in a utility kit... Laugh or cry?

Maybe I should've written "Now if only Apple would open their eyes". Then again, if they ever wanted to give a bother they probably got the message about iTunes 10 by now... :P
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Kzx72 rated on 30 Mar 2011

[Version 1.2]


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Version Downloads:1,596
Type:Utilities : AppleScript
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Date:12 Nov 2010
Platform:PPC 64 / PPC 32 / Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
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