iTunes 7 has a Preferences option to turn of the Genre column in the main window, iTunes 8 does not. This is very frustrating. I’m not in the least bit interested in seeing what genres are in my music library, and the Genre pane takes space away from the far more useful Artists and Albums pane.
So, here’s how to disable the iTunes Genre column, the hard way, for both Mac OS X and Windows. (more…)