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Old Feb 15, 2013, 05:18 PM   #1
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Anyone else not like the new iTunes?

Is there any way to get back the old version?

I like the native side menus. I also really hate the new search for searching through your library, now it has this ugly annoying pop-up display. It used to work similar to Google Instant where it immediately displayed results letter by letter. Why did they change that?

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Old Feb 15, 2013, 05:20 PM   #2
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I don't like it as well. Miss the side bar that they used to have. Found it much easier to use.

Wish we could go back.
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 05:36 PM   #3
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I don't like it as well. Miss the side bar that they used to have. Found it much easier to use.

Wish we could go back.
You can turn the sidebar on
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I don't like it as well. Miss the side bar that they used to have. Found it much easier to use.

Wish we could go back.
Like adam said, you can turn it back on.
On Windows, hit Alt on the keyboard, View -> Show Sidebar.

Not exactly sure about the steps for OSX, but they should be similar.
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 05:46 PM   #5
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You can turn the sidebar on
Yep you can and that's what I did think you go to "view" then click "sidebar" to get I back
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 05:47 PM   #6
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Yep you can and that's what I did think you go to "view" then click "sidebar" to get I back
Yes not in front of my Mac so not sure but its nothing difficult
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 05:58 PM   #7
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And for search, click on the magnifying glass and remove the checkmark on "Search entire library". Voilą! Back to old iTunes.
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Like adam said, you can turn it back on.
On Windows, hit Alt on the keyboard, View -> Show Sidebar.

Not exactly sure about the steps for OSX, but they should be similar.
Thanks for that

Did not know you could do that! iTunes is much better now
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 08:03 PM   #9
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Thanks for that

Did not know you could do that! iTunes is much better now
I love the new iTunes especially the new miniplayer. But without those tweaks to the side bar and search it was pretty crappy though.
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You know, it took me all of 2 minutes after installing it to get it back to how it looked before. It's not that hard...
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 10:25 PM   #11
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Is there any way to get back the old version?

I like the native side menus. I also really hate the new search for searching through your library, now it has this ugly annoying pop-up display. It used to work similar to Google Instant where it immediately displayed results letter by letter. Why did they change that?

I love the new iTunes. The old one was way too complicated and the new one is simple, as it should be.

Apple finally answered my prayers. They really are gods.
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 04:38 AM   #12
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You know, it took me all of 2 minutes after installing it to get it back to how it looked before. It's not that hard...
I don't believe album artwork in the bottom left hand box is available in song view like in pre iTunes 11 versions so you can't download the artwork from Apple and embed it in the file like before, but need to do a separate google image search. Oh and you can't get a browser view in the devices music list.
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 12:35 PM   #13
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Now that I just tweaked the preferences and found that I could turn on the side bar like I used to have and a few other settings its not so bad. What I still hate about iTunes is the bloated size of the app, that you MUST update it to get support for newer devices when maybe you don't want to, but Apple forces you to.
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