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iTunes is showing this "Connecting to Store" alert. I know this is caused by the cover-search when I add new songs. But sometimes it happens when starting the app, it stucks and says "Connecting to Store" again and again. Most of the time I have to close the App.

Any solutions?

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Can we assume that you have an active Internet connection when running iTunes? Try unchecking "Automatically download missing album artwork" in iTunes preferences and let us know if that helps. – Austin May 8 '11 at 21:28
I unchecked the option and now it has stopped. Thanks for the help. – Dave Aug 22 '11 at 23:00
Do you happen to have a proxy server? – Michiel Mar 16 '12 at 9:28
  1. Go to iTunesPreferencesStore.

  2. Uncheck Automatically download album artwork.

iTunes Store Preferences → Automatically download album artwork

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@grgarside thnx for the edit, makes it look so much nicer ^_^ – Danijel-James W Sep 28 '13 at 11:10

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