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Old Mar 14, 2013, 10:48 AM   #1
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I miss the ol' iTunes


"You wanna know how much till the song ends? lol. not today bro"

I hate this whole form over functionality way Apple is taking.
I mean, why mess with the most perfect music player ever made...
Now the enter/return key no longer works as the "start playing this music I'm selecting right now" key when you're on a playlist... Amongst other stuff...
I mean, it's neat and all. but they could have just added the sliding window that comes down (in the mini player) to the old one...

This is just my two cents.

I needed to take it off my chest, and what other place better than here...

Well, share your thoughts, or just call me old geezer. (I'm 24 btw)
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Old Mar 14, 2013, 11:04 AM   #2
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"You wanna know how much till the song ends? lol. not today bro"

I hate this whole form over functionality way Apple is taking.
I mean, why mess with the most perfect music player ever made...
Now the enter/return key no longer works as the "start playing this music I'm selecting right now" key when you're on a playlist... Amongst other stuff...
I mean, it's neat and all. but they could have just added the sliding window that comes down (in the mini player) to the old one...

This is just my two cents.

I needed to take it off my chest, and what other place better than here...

Well, share your thoughts, or just call me old geezer. (I'm 24 btw)
I agree, not real keen on iTunes 11. It just hasn't added that much functionality for me. Mostly just visual format changes. Have you tried clicking on the artwork in the mini player?
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Old Mar 14, 2013, 11:30 AM   #3
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Have you tried clicking on the artwork in the mini player?
Yes, I've tried that. It's not practical. It's a big space-occupying square that doesn't fit anywhere near as well as the old mini player did. Also, when in mini-player mode, how do I turn shuffle on and off without the menu bar? I don't.

Thank you though
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Old Mar 14, 2013, 11:35 AM   #4
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Yes, I've tried that. It's not practical. It's a big space-occupying square that doesn't fit anywhere near as well as the old mini player did. Also, when in mini-player mode, how do I turn shuffle on and off without the menu bar? I don't.

Thank you though
Yeah, it's large. Just wasn't sure if you knew about it or not. I just discovered it last week!

No idea how to do the shuffle thing from mini.
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i greatly prefer 11 vs the old versions of itunes
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Old Mar 14, 2013, 11:44 AM   #6
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i greatly prefer 11 vs the old versions of itunes
Why? Functional changes, appearance changes, or both? Help me out, maybe I'm missing something.
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Old Mar 14, 2013, 11:46 AM   #7
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i greatly prefer 11 vs the old versions of itunes
I don't suppose you could justify that with a reason. Or present a solution to the problems I just pointed out in the new one.
I mean, the old one was painfully easy and basic, but it got everything done with very few steps (and possibly with blindfolded eyes).
The new one... It unnecessarily overcomplicates stuff to make it neat-ish...
I mean, yeah, it's more pleasing to the eye, and makes one look more like an expert when using it.
The old one was just plain simple.

Again, just my two cents. Might habe been three this time.

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I don't suppose you could justify that with a reason. Or present a solution to the problems I just pointed out in the new one.
I mean, the old one was painfully easy and basic, but it got everything done with very few steps (and possibly with blindfolded eyes).
The new one... It unnecessarily overcomplicates stuff to make it neat-ish...
I mean, yeah, it's more pleasing to the eye, and makes one look more like an expert when using it.
The old one was just plain simple.

Again, just my two cents. Might habe been three this time.
Wait! I got it!
You are the guy in the pic are you not?
just kidding...
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Why? Functional changes, appearance changes, or both? Help me out, maybe I'm missing something.
I like how it is easier to make playlists and being able to set songs to play next. I also like how more capability has been incorporated into the mini player

Granted, I never noticed the lack of a track length bar in the new one

I do wish that the new one defaulted to the artist/album headers at the top and the songs listed below. Easier to reconfigure but I was and still not a fan of the default presentation
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Almost given up on iTunes since 11

I just find the whole interface very unintuitive now

and I miss iTunes DJ, which I used most of the time when listening to music
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I like how it is easier to make playlists and being able to set songs to play next. I also like how more capability has been incorporated into the mini player

Granted, I never noticed the lack of a track length bar in the new one

I do wish that the new one defaulted to the artist/album headers at the top and the songs listed below. Easier to reconfigure but I was and still not a fan of the default presentation
Thank you for the explanation. As usual, as it is with most software, it depends on what you use it for. I don't do playlists, I just have a few smart ones. And once I hit "shuffle", I never look at what's coming up next. So the 2 features you think are improved...I never use. Hopefully, it's a work in progress and we will all be happier after a few iterations.
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Old Mar 14, 2013, 03:33 PM   #11
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Yes, that.

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Thank you for the explanation. As usual, as it is with most software, it depends on what you use it for. I don't do playlists, I just have a few smart ones. And once I hit "shuffle", I never look at what's coming up next. So the 2 features you think are improved...I never use. Hopefully, it's a work in progress and we will all be happier after a few iterations.
What both of guys said.
Well, thanks all for contributing.
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Old Mar 14, 2013, 03:46 PM   #12
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Well, share your thoughts, or just call me old geezer. (I'm 24 btw)
Quite satisfied with the new iTunes, like the new design (yes, also the hidden sidebar which you actually don't need in my opinion). Design has to move on, so yes, your getting old I'm 36 by the way.

I actually was disappointed from the performance of the redesigned iTunes store. Still overloaded from a design point of view, stuttering when scrolling, etc.

Any thoughts on this?
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Old Mar 15, 2013, 07:52 AM   #13
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Performance issues..

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Quite satisfied with the new iTunes, like the new design (yes, also the hidden sidebar which you actually don't need in my opinion). Design has to move on, so yes, your getting old I'm 36 by the way.

I actually was disappointed from the performance of the redesigned iTunes store. Still overloaded from a design point of view, stuttering when scrolling, etc.

Any thoughts on this?
I've been on board with iTunes since iTunes 2...
It has only been getting slower as time passes...
If someone could elaborate the rational (a rational rational, not just the "because this" rational. lol) behind this, I think it would be great...
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iTunes has always been pretty consistent in speed here. Been using iTunes since it was released.
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Old Mar 23, 2013, 02:40 PM   #15
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I'm on the dissatisfied side and since there's really no going back all we can hope for is Apple hears the users that miss the old features and brings them back.
We have to stay vocal.
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