How to Enable Native iTunes ''Now-Playing'' Notification on Mac OS?

By  at Sunday, November 20, 2011  

Do you want to know which track is playing on your Mac without opening the iTunes? An app from Mac App store called growl will help you to Enable this thing but if you don’t want to install this app than this simple tutorial will help you to Enable Now Playing Pop-up in your dock. There is a hidden settings in your dock by which you can Enable or disable this notification.


How to Enable:

To enable this pop-up follow the following steps:

The very first step is to quit the iTunes application then go to applications and then Utilities; Launch the Terminal application from there.

Enter the following command in Terminal:
defaults write com.apple.dock itunes-notifications -bool TRUE;killall Dock
Start the iTunes and play any track, you will notice a pop-up in your Dock, showing which track is playing. But iTunes icon might be disappeared, however to get back this icon, Enter the following command;
defaults write com.apple.dock notification-always-show-image -bool TRUE;killall Dock

How to Disable:

To disable this pop up, open terminal window and Enter the following commands;
defaults delete com.apple.dock itunes-notificationsdefaults delete com.apple.dock notification-always-show-image;killall Dock
In this way, you can enable Now-Playing Pop-up on your Dock on Mac OS.
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