MacOSX - Enable the iTunes "Now Playing" dock notification

To enable the iTunes "Now Playing" notification in the dock, open a terminal and type the following commands:

  • defaults write com.apple.dock itunes-notifications -bool TRUE
  • killall Dock

Now the notification feature is enabled, you simply need to add the iTunes icon to your dock. Open a terminal and type the following commands:

  • defaults write com.apple.dock itunes-notifications -bool TRUE
  • killall Dock

Note that: To disable this feature, use the following commands

  • defaults write com.apple.dock itunes-notifications -bool FALSE
  • defaults write com.apple.dock itunes-notifications -bool FALSE
  • killall Dock
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