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

Here is a simple tutorial will help you enable the 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 (you can copy paste it):

defaults write 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 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 itunes-notificationsdefaults delete 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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