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Enable Hidden iTunes “Now Playing” Notification on Mac OS X Lion

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If you are regular Koolmobile reader you must be aware of the fact that with the release of iPhone 4S and iOS 5 there are number of features which have appear hidden in iOS 5 code that provide additional functionality e.g. Auto Correct KeyboardPanorama Mode etc. Today we had witness the same with Mac OS X Lion 10.6.2 which contains iTunes “Now Playing” Hidden notifications on Dock which have simple procedure to enable as stated below,

Procedure to enable Now Playing Notification on Mac OS X Lion

Step 1: Goto Application > Utilities folder and Run Terminal

Step 2: Enter following commands

defaults write com.apple.dock itunes-notifications -bool TRUE
defaults write com.apple.dock notification-always-show-image -bool TRUE
killall Dock

Step 3: The code will restart dock and as soon as it restarts now playing notification will be displayed above iTunes icon.

Your Now playing Notification is enabled and you will see the as soon as the song is played.

In order to disable the feature enter code below in terminal to revert to original state.

defaults write com.apple.dock itunes-notifications -bool FALSE
defaults write com.apple.dock notification-always-show-image -bool FALSE
killall Dock

 

Source TNW

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