How to Enable Native iTunes 'Now Playing' Notifications

Posted November 19, 2011 at 4:54pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 28632 views

These are instructions on how to enable native iTunes 'Now Playing' notifications.

Step One
Launch Terminal from your Applications:Utilities folder.

Step Two
Input the following commands:

defaults write itunes-notifications -bool TRUE
defaults write notification-always-show-image -bool TRUE
killall Dock

Step Three
After your Dock has been restarted you will notice now playing notifications appear above the iTunes icon.

To remove notifications, input the following commands into the Terminal window:

defaults write itunes-notifications -bool FALSE
defaults write notification-always-show-image -bool FALSE
killall Dock

[via TNW, Mac OS X Hints]

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dumy - November 21, 2011 at 3:43am
Why would you want to enable this function ? Whats the purpose for it? Can some1 explain what does it do ? Thanks ! I it was a stupid ?? but Id like 2 know..
6italia0 - January 27, 2013 at 12:02pm
makes it so when a song in itunes is playing, a small animation shows up with the song title
Coleman - November 20, 2011 at 12:49am
mine worked without the middle step, just did the first line and last line. got instructions from modmyi.
Coleman - November 20, 2011 at 12:36pm
take it back. the second step adds the iTunes logo. My mistake.
dumy - November 21, 2011 at 2:08am
This a stupid question..what is the purpose how enabling this feature?
Coleman - November 21, 2011 at 4:19am
it shows the song name and artist every time the song changes for about 5 seconds.
BigRich - November 19, 2011 at 6:15pm
It should be noted that these commands only apple to OS 10.7 or newer.
Dbush - November 19, 2011 at 5:18pm
Also possible for Windows?
paultart - November 20, 2011 at 11:52am
Who gives a rat's arse about Windows!
No ma'am - November 20, 2011 at 4:11pm
Umm ...Dbush?
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