iTunes Notifications in the DockPosted: November 21, 2011
Macworld has a hint this morning to enable iTunes track notifications in the Dock. I’ve been using Growl to do this for years, but the native popup is both less resource-intensive and more convenient. Macworld speculates that this may be an abandoned or upcoming system-wide notification system, which I would welcome with open arms. Some might not like the constant reminders, but I’ve always preferred a little head-up when my music changes tracks.
This screenshot shows my Dock positioned at the bottom of the screen and unhidden. When the Dock is hidden, the notification pops up into view and also includes the iTunes icon. It does the same if your Dock is on the side, just without the little arrow. It fades after a few seconds, but mousing over the box will dismiss it immediately.
Just a note: my iTunes Dock icon is a little special since I’ve installed DockArt, which displays the current album artwork in the Dock, with an optional iTunes badge. It’s one of my all-time favorite plugins, and the developer recently updated it for the new 64-bit iTunes. It’s definitely worth a look.