Coverflow gone in iTunes 11?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by micke1967, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. micke1967 macrumors member

    Nov 1, 2012
    Hi I just got Itunes updated to v11...but cant find coverflow anywhere??
    is it gone or is it just me??
    best regards micke1967:eek:
  2. micke1967 thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 1, 2012
    thats really sad where Apple thinking since coverflow was almost the very reason for having Itunes since its just so cool...and stylish...
    that makes me sad very sad indeed...
    thanks for the reply though.
    best regards micke:(
  3. ToddJ macrumors 6502

    May 23, 2008
    Hopefully someone will make a plug-in again for it (thats how it originally started.)
  4. iPhoenix macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2011
    Wait ultil the next update and hope that mode will come back :rolleyes:
  5. D*I*S_Frontman macrumors 6502

    May 20, 2002
    Lombard, IL
    I don't like the "expanded" view, particularly the way it dissolves the edges of the album color art into whatever background color the program decides to use for the track list. Ugly. Don't mess with my album cover art when displaying it.

    I know the bleeding-edge snarkies will consider this a backward and Philistine reaction, but I absolutely prefer Coverflow to this "updated" look. It was only indirectly a visual analog to flipping through a stack of LPs and shouldn't be swept away from Apple design for fear of overt "skeuomorphism" (or whatever you call it).

    Love Coverflow. Please bring it back as an option, Apple?
  6. davydavy macrumors member

    Sep 26, 2011
    Yep, there's no reason it couldn't be added as an optional window across the top of Songs view...
  7. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

    From A Buick 8

    Sep 16, 2010
    Ky Close to CinCinnati
    Do not miss coverflow, but i can see why some like it and it could be added back as a view option.

    I do like the new expanded view for music, however for tv shows i do not like how it is done with different seasons.
  8. sammich macrumors 601


    Sep 26, 2006
    I don't miss it. I can see why it has that 'analogue' appeal to it, but to me it's just cumbersome.

    I hope the follow through with getting rid of it in iOS as well. Drives me nuts when it switches in landscape.
  9. davydavy macrumors member

    Sep 26, 2011

    I use it every day in what is now Songs view - without album cover flow it looks and feels like a spreadsheet!
  10. AQUADock macrumors 65816


    Mar 20, 2011
    You can remove that, it's an option in settings.
  11. bluespark macrumors 6502a

    Jul 11, 2009
    New York
    I agree that it should return, but wanted to point out that Coverflow is not a skeuomorph, since it has distinct utility beyond any visual reference to a physical object.
  12. dcnblues macrumors member

    Oct 23, 2007
    Apple is trying as hard as possible to push me to Linux. It's the only explanation. I am so pissed off right now...
  13. Dunkaccino macrumors member


    May 17, 2010
    I agree. So utterly stupid to take it out. Surprised it wasn't in the 11.1 update.

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