How to Enable Hidden “Now Playing” iTunes Notifications in Mac OS X Lion

“Now Playing” iTunes notifications is by default hidden on Mac OS X Lion 10.7 or later, but through applying a tweak that could get enabled, now if you want to enable or disable this feature on your Lion Mac computer then guide below will help you to do so.

Enable “Now Playing” iTunes Notifications in OS X Lion



Quit iTunes if its opened


Go to “Finder” > “Applications” > “Utilities” to launch Terminal


Type and execute these commands one after one in Terminal window

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


You will observe “Now Playing” Notifications appear above iTunes in dock when you will play any media file

Disable “Now Playing” iTunes Notifications in OS X Lion


Quit iTunes


Open Terminal and execute following commands one after one and that’s it

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

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