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Remove the Music Store from iTunes 5's Sources list Apps
Apparently under iTunes 5, there is no way to disable the Music Store entry from within iTunes' Preferences section -- in iTunes 4.9, you could uncheck a "SHow iTunes Music Store" box, and the store would vanish. So here's a workaround for version 5. In a Terminal window, enter the following for the same effect:
  defaults write com.apple.iTunes disableMusicStore -bool YES
Make sure iTunes isn't running when you run the above command. Restart iTunes, and the store will be gone from the Sources panel.

[robg updates: As noted by many commenters below, this function was simply moved to Parental Controls -- where Apple also added the ability to remove the Podcasts entry as well. So this hint as it stands now is redundant; sorry I missed the move of this feature to the new panel, but I literally hadn't even looked at Parental Controls (our two year old isn't doing a lot of music browsing yet). Thanks for the corrections in the comments...]
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Remove the Music Store from iTunes 5's Sources list
Authored by: kirkmc on Sep 12, '05 09:52:47AM

Go to the iTunes Parental Control prefs, and check Disable Music Store..

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Remove the Music Store from iTunes 5's Sources list
Authored by: @man on Sep 12, '05 09:56:58AM

question - when using those things that require going to the store (like clicking on a QT trailer link), will the store come up?



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Remove the Music Store from iTunes 5's Sources list
Authored by: Anonymous on Sep 12, '05 10:42:02AM

I recall that iTunes will pop up a dialog asking you if it is ok to enable iTMS if it is necessary for some other service to work.



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Remove the Music Store from iTunes 5's Sources list
Authored by: kevinv on Sep 12, '05 09:54:23AM

This is still in iTunes preferences, it's under Parental Controls now.



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Remove the Music Store from iTunes 5's Sources list
Authored by: hsinha on Sep 12, '05 09:54:26AM

I must be missing something here but in iTunes preferences "General" tab there is check box for "Show links to Music Store".



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Remove the Music Store from iTunes 5's Sources list
Authored by: taran on Sep 12, '05 10:17:07AM

That preference controls whether links to the iTMS (grey circles with white arrows inside) are placed next to artist and album for each of your songs in the iTunes library.

The original poster wanted to disable the green "Music Store" link and icon in the Source list.



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Remove the Music Store from iTunes 5's Sources list
Authored by: anakin on Sep 12, '05 11:13:08AM

This hint should be removed. It's under parental controls.



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Remove the Music Store from iTunes 5's Sources list
Authored by: genericuser on Sep 12, '05 02:41:01PM

I agree with anakin - there's no reason to have this hint in the database since there is a "Disable Music Store" preference under "Parental" panel in iTunes' preferences.



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Remove the Music Store from iTunes 5's Sources list
Authored by: burntout on Sep 12, '05 04:57:58PM

Wow, posts here get the absolute bare minimum amount of editing, don't they? Inaccurate, unnecessary, hints-that-are-actually-just-features, you name it. If I wanted to see just anyone posting "hints", I'd go to a public forum.



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Remove the Music Store from iTunes 5's Sources list
Authored by: osxpounder on Sep 12, '05 06:07:00PM

I usually favor more hints, rather than less. It's not like you're drowning under many hints from this site per day. I think it's worth pointing out that this feature was moved to Parental Controls, at least.

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Remove the Music Store from iTunes 5's Sources list
Authored by: rootpoot on Sep 12, '05 09:07:33PM

Out of 7,764 hints, how many are bogus like this one? A dozen, tops? It's such a tiny percentage that I don't see why you'd get so steamed up about it.



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Remove the Music Store from iTunes 5's Sources list
Authored by: digitol on Sep 12, '05 06:37:56PM

Uhhhh HEy, Hey.... Hey everybody, The remove itunes music store option IS NOT GONE in iTunes 5, it's just moved! Huh huh huh, Huh, Simply click on parental controls in the preferences, and check disable Music store!! That's it.



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preferences
Authored by: sjk on Sep 12, '05 07:16:38PM

The meta-hint of this hint is that it's a good idea to check preferences (and menus) for anything useful. That's what I recommend people do first when installing an app and after significant upgrades to get a general overview of options and capabilities. I wish more people did that simply out of curiosity and interest in learning a bit more about the apps they use, before moving on to the less obvious stuff.



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Remove the Music Store from iTunes 5's Sources list
Authored by: meatmcguffin on Sep 12, '05 07:29:37PM
heres a itunes / music store related question -

this hint here sets the default behaviour of the music store grey arrows to take you to specific section of your library instead of the store.

problem is this is broken under itunes5. anyone know how to fix it?

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Remove the Music Store from iTunes 5's Sources list
Authored by: type88 on Sep 12, '05 08:03:49PM

Still works for me. FYI.



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Remove the Music Store from iTunes 5's Sources list
Authored by: meatmcguffin on Sep 12, '05 09:34:20PM

doesn't work for me at all - i get a weird behaviour where if i select coldplay (for example), it will select the first coldplay song but all the other songs from the library will be in there as well, and not just the coldplay ones. its as if ive scrolled down the library to coldplay and thats it!

but if it's just me, ill try fiddling and see if i can get it to work.



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Remove the Music Store from iTunes 5's Sources list
Authored by: jiclark on Sep 13, '05 01:06:45AM

I'm with you meat, the old behavior just isn't there anymore. If I option-click on the ITMS Link, I get nothing; no action whatsoever.

WTF? Why does Apple keep releasing updates with broken or missing features?? This kind of thing is driving me crazy!!

Can anyone who's found a fix for this please post back?

Many thanks,
John-o



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Figured it out!!
Authored by: jiclark on Sep 14, '05 12:32:26AM

The option-click trick only works as expected if you *don't* have the new Search bar visible...

Whew, this was really driving me crazy!!



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Remove the Music Store from iTunes 5's Sources list
Authored by: type88 on Sep 15, '05 06:10:46AM

The Option-modifed behavior works if you revert defaults write com.apple.iTunes invertStoreLinks to the normal setting, then switch it back.

I could not figure out why it worked for me and not others, but then realized that mine is a new os install and I had not yet inverted the settings like others had. Give it a try.



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Remove the Music Store from iTunes 5's Sources list
Authored by: digitol on Sep 12, '05 08:47:40PM

Heyyyyyyy guess what, you CAN dissable the Music store by first looking in the PREFERENCES section, I think it's now moved to parental controls! Yup it's true, Huh Huh Huh Huh, Preferences is where you go to dissable and enable stuff, oh and set stuff. Huh Huh Huh Huhhhh.



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Remove the Music Store from iTunes 5's Sources list
Authored by: jiclark on Sep 13, '05 01:02:58AM

Hey Rob, can you ban this 'digital' guy above? Talk about obnoxious...



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Remove the Music Store from iTunes 5's Sources list
Authored by: kchrist on Sep 13, '05 10:11:59AM

For all the talk about doing this under Parental Controls, I'm surprised no one has mentioned the following. This is what I see when looking at the Parental Controls tab:

You cannot turn on parental controls for an administrator user or a network account.

As this is my own laptop, there's only one user account and so, naturally, it's the admin account. So this hint is still needed.



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Remove the Music Store from iTunes 5's Sources list
Authored by: icabod540 on Sep 13, '05 12:02:58PM

I don't know what's wrong with your preferences because there is. I am the admin on my computer and I can turn everything off in the parental controls no problem.



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Remove the Music Store from iTunes 5's Sources list
Authored by: Mr. H on Sep 13, '05 12:15:32PM

That's Odd. Parental controls work fine for me, and I'm an admin.



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Remove the Music Store from iTunes 5's Sources list
Authored by: jcull on Sep 13, '05 12:48:34PM

Umm... you're in the System Preferences Parental Controls. The iTunes Music Store selection is in the iTunes preferences under Parental Controls.



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Remove the Music Store from iTunes 5's Sources list
Authored by: digitol on Sep 14, '05 03:30:04AM

HEY, Like Oh My Gosh, I JUST figured out you can turn off the iTunes music store by going to iTunes Preferences, and checking in the box!! Totally astonishing find, I see there is a orange lock on the corner, but I havn't figured out what that does yet, but THATS NOT THE NEWS... the hot news is that you can TURN OFF the iTunes Music Store Via iTunes Preferences!!! huh huh huh huh... Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, hyuk hyuk, hyuk , hyuk..... Uhhhhh ummm yeah, so Uhhhh remember you heard it here first folks!!! You Can Turn off the iTunes Music Store in the iTunes Preferences, Hyuk, Hyuk, Hyuk, Hyuk!!! It's insanely great, I chuckle when I think of it!! Soooooooo Uhhhhhh yeah, ummmmm you CAN turn off the iTunes Music Store, it's possible!! heh, heh, heh, heh! :)



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