Category Archives: itunes 8

Getting rid of the genre list in iTunes 8

This is used to be selectable by user in iTunes prior to version 8. To remove the genre list in iTunes 8 on OS X, run Terminal, and type this (without the quotes): “defaults write show-genre-when-browsing -bool FALSE”

Thanks to iLounge.

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Posted by on September 17, 2008 in disable, genre, itunes 8, list, MacOS X


iTunes 8’s "Genius" is stupid

iTunes 8 has this feature called Genius. It can create a playlist containing songs that supposedly go well with each other based on a recognized “seed” song. Well, see for yourself:

I started with a track by B’z, a Japanese rock duo. So, Genius picked Gackt (ok), Anna Tsuchiya (good), L’Arc-en-Ciel (good), but Ayaka? Even worse, Caramell and Vengaboys? LOL.

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Posted by on September 11, 2008 in genius, itunes 8, stupid