Suppressing ‘Explicit’ tags in iTunes Library

Q: I’ve noticed in iTunes 7.0 that the “Explicit” label for songs I’ve purchased from the iTunes store now transfers into my library. Is there any way to remove this label? I can’t figure out how to get rid of it. I don’t need it for parental controls, and I almost find it offensive to constantly look at in my own library.

– Sarah

A: As a matter of fact, there is. In iTunes 7, Apple allows users to choose whether or not they’d like to display these “Explicit” tags, as well as other content ratings, such as those for TV shows and movies. To access this feature, simply open iTunes’ Preferences window, accessible through the Edit menu. Then, uncheck the “Show content ratings in library” option, and click “Ok.”

Suppressing ‘Explicit’ tags in iTunes Library

With this option deselected, the “Explicit” indicators will cease to display next to song titles in your library and playlists.

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