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Old Feb 5, 2013, 01:47 PM   #201
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My first impression is hate and annoyance as well. Visually, it looks like it regressed to the clunky, rudimentary iTunes of 10 years ago. There is less control & customization with views, and it seems like there is less access and control over things in general.



The new typeface is bad (it looks blurry!), and the extra space between lines/rows is super annoying to someone like me who has about 25,000 songs and a few dozen playlists to manage. I'm scrolling for days, people.



Also, I don't like the blackmail involved in making it easier to get album info/covers. I'm afraid to click Agree because you make it sound so freaking ominous to simply request updated album info. Do you want my firstborn or something?



Hey Apple: If you're going to mess with people's heads like this, don't do it in December. People have enough stress before the holidays; there's no need to add the stress of learning a different interface when you need to quickly manage your iPhone on the go.


This is just bad all around.
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Old Feb 5, 2013, 02:04 PM   #202
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I wish it had a way to switch back to "classic" mode.
Do you mean with the sidebar? There's an option for that.
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Old Feb 6, 2013, 11:05 AM   #203
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Whatever made Apple designers think that removing the Album list view (IMO the only really usable view in iTunes, no disrespect to coverflow lovers) was a good idea???



And before anyone says "the current album view does just that" I say bollocks- it does not have customizable columns and has only 2 possible ways of sorting. And is distracting visually. And the artists view is no replacement either.

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Old Feb 7, 2013, 12:35 AM   #204
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LOL, it's not like iTunes 11 is not already pretty much hated even among the Apple faithfuls at the Apple Support Communities. Cursory browsing reveals these and countless other threads on the subject:

https://discussions.apple.com/thread...art=0&tstart=0

Read up and enjoy more great stories. MR is a IT11 lovefest compared to that place, lol.
i was commenting on his descriptive post. very helpful. but thank you for the link!
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 12:55 PM   #205
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i don't like itunes 11. it's buggy, gui is awful, and i can't find the genius side bar. genius is turned on but it doesn't seem to be doing anything??

also those annoying arrows that show up to the right of the song name!! they are so annoying! i have zero use for them.
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Old Feb 7, 2013, 02:42 PM   #206
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Most of my immediate frustrations were fixed by going to the menu bar:

View > Show Status Bar
View > Show Sidebar

They brought back the colored sidebar icons that they killed in iTunes 10. This makes me happy. They also made it insanely easy to toggle whether you can see your iTunes Match songs not stored locally (View > Hide Music in the Cloud).

I actually prefer it now to iTunes 10. Although it is beyond me why they did not simply enable the above options automatically for those upgrading and force the questionable interface changes on the new people.
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Old Feb 8, 2013, 02:43 AM   #207
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Old Feb 9, 2013, 09:25 PM   #208
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I don't hate iTunes YET but it's fast becoming the most irritating component of my A/V system. I could write a novel about its crashes and how often home sharing drops out on my PC running iTunes.

Most recently, I downloaded an HD movie, flawlessly from the iTunes store after committing $20 to the Apple empire, and now after 45 minutes have yet to get it to play over my ATV gen 3. Last week I downloaded a huge movie file, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Directors Cut, HD and it downloaded and played flawlessly within minutes. Only difference is that I purchased the latter over ATV/iTunes Store while I simply downloaded the former directly from the iTunes store into iTunes on my PC.

I can play it perfectly on my PC that serves up iTunes and has a direct ethernet connection to my router. But then it can't be a wifi throughput issue. I just ran SpeedTest.net using my MBP as a surrogate for the ATV and it's running at nearly 25 Mbps. It's got to be an iTunes/ATV issue...doesn't it?

Talk me down from the ledge or else tell me which floor you guys are jumping from and we can all go toether.

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Old Feb 14, 2013, 04:31 PM   #209
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Do you mean with the sidebar? There's an option for that.
I didn't know. I saw your post, looked for it, found it under View > Show Sidebar, and enabled it. Am much happier now (iTunes 11 sucks a little less now). Thanks!
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 10:04 PM   #210
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how do i unistall iTunes 11?

What are my options regarding other software i could use instead of iTunes?
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 09:19 PM   #211
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I hate it.

The only good new feature is up-next.

For music it is not to bad.

But for movies, after 2 months I still struggle to find the movie that I'm looking for.

If Steve was still there, those designers would be fired.
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 05:03 PM   #212
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itunes 11 you suck

What the hell was Apple thinking...no coverflow? yes I know Im late to the game on that one...

Also, much of my album art was lost with that update!
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 07:28 PM   #213
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iTunes is a heaping pile of ******. Used it today to load a couple videos on to my phone. First time I did a sync it got hung up and so after 5 minute or so knowing it wouldn't finish I unhooked my phone. Of course then I has about a half dozen videos that weren't fully synced so had to re-sync. Except the time when I did it also synced apps even though I unchecked that box. So then my phone was full of a bunch of apps I only use on my iPad. Seriously iPad sucks donkeys. Who ever oversees it should be fired.

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What the hell was Apple thinking...no coverflow? yes I know Im late to the game on that one...

Also, much of my album art was lost with that update!
Is there a way to remove cover flow from the iPhone? I hate it.
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 10:04 PM   #214
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I like the new look and all, but what I hate is that there's no cover flow! I really, really miss that feature. Hopefully they don't remove that from OSX's finder or else.....
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 05:10 AM   #215
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Is there a way to remove cover flow from the iPhone? I hate it.
what is it you don't like about cover flow?
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 06:30 PM   #216
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iTunes repeatedly informs me when a rental is ready to play, fine. then along with that notification, it offers let you play it (as it continues to download). I do so, yet it starts playing without actually displaying the film, all I hear is the audio. I go the rental manually and retry playing it and get a small windows which is unalterable in regards to size.
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 08:44 PM   #217
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Most of my immediate frustrations were fixed by going to the menu bar:

View > Show Status Bar
View > Show Sidebar

They brought back the colored sidebar icons that they killed in iTunes 10. This makes me happy. They also made it insanely easy to toggle whether you can see your iTunes Match songs not stored locally (View > Hide Music in the Cloud).

I actually prefer it now to iTunes 10. Although it is beyond me why they did not simply enable the above options automatically for those upgrading and force the questionable interface changes on the new people.
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Old Mar 6, 2013, 01:23 AM   #218
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iTunes 11 is a freaking disaster!

Just had to get that off my chest...

It has all the charm and ease of use of one of those free photo editing packages you used to get with digital cameras. I can't believe how much time I've wasted fighting every aspect of this interface.
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Old Mar 6, 2013, 01:07 PM   #219
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how do i unistall iTunes 11?

What are my options regarding other software i could use instead of iTunes?
Help this guy!
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Old Mar 6, 2013, 02:59 PM   #220
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I think I just look down and whisper: No.
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Old Mar 6, 2013, 09:05 PM   #221
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I think I just look down and whisper: No.
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Old Mar 7, 2013, 01:50 AM   #222
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Removed Gapless Playback on iTunes 11 why? Who was it hurting that they had to remove such a useful future for people who rip CDs such as live concerts or Electronic/Dance mixes without the gaps. Now I have to depend on crappy iTunes crossfade that never works right, Tim Cook you did it wrong.
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Old Mar 8, 2013, 06:23 AM   #223
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I didn't realize they removed hapless playback...glad I went back...lol. That would've sent me over the edge. I don't think I'll ever update fro the 10.7 or whatever it is.

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how do i unistall iTunes 11?

What are my options regarding other software i could use instead of iTunes?
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Ok, just downgraded from 11 to 10.7.

1 - backup your library (normally in c:/my documents/my music/itunes) and all the content (artwork and so) get the last itunes library on the "Previous Itunes Libraries" folder and change it to the main "iTunes Library.itl"
2 - uninstall itunes 11
3 - go to http://www.oldapps.com/itunes.php and download the 10.7 version (please, note that the library are compatible with higher versions. a 10.7 library will not work on a 10.6 itunes version.)
4 - install 10.7 version and change the content of the itunes library with your backup if necessary.

enjoy!
This is in another thread...

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Old Mar 8, 2013, 06:38 AM   #224
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Now a quick poll:

Which term do you think describes iTunes 11 better?

"Dumbgrade" or "Trendy Reinvention of the Wheel (that happens to suck)"?

I think I'll stick with both.
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Old Mar 8, 2013, 10:11 AM   #225
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Now a quick poll:

Which term do you think describes iTunes 11 better?

"Dumbgrade" or "Trendy Reinvention of the Wheel (that happens to suck)"?

I think I'll stick with both.
I like iTunes 11.

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