Eddie. This is what iTunes 11 is missing...

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by amps211, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. amps211, Nov 30, 2012
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    macrumors newbie

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    For me anyways. Scrolling thru just a screen of 1000's of album covers sucks and is not very practical. Now, I like what has been done with the background. Looks sharp 95% of the time. However, in 11.1 can we add the artist column viewer on the side pls (w/o the thumbnail previews). Thx.
     

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    +1

    Albums view is totally useless for viewing a collection without any actual grouping options. Having a pane that at least lets you narrow it down by artist would make this mode worthwhile.
     
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    This plus revert back to the old real-time search as you type.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Also this?! There is no 'next track' button at the bottom for quickly editing track info.
     

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  5. macrumors 65816

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    In song view when I right clicked and clicked get info I has a "next track" like before. Might have been the view you were in
     
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You're right. I guess that option isn't available when editing in the artist or albums view. strange.
     
  7. macrumors 6502

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    You can still search in real-time. In the search bar, there is a little drop down arrow next to the magnifying glass. Click this and disable Search Entire Library.
     
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    I would just like to note that the view allows you to start typing an artist's name (not into any particular field), and iTunes will scroll to the first album of that artist.
     
  9. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Woah. That's sweet. Thx. I'd still like the side view because It's nice to see the all band names in a list to remind me of what I got.
     
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    A bit strange. While I like some parts of the updates I don't like other parts. After using iTunes for so long in one view might take a bit to get used to the new view.
     
  11. macrumors regular

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    it's there in Albums view, just not Artist

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    unfortunately, this also includes any mention of that band and yields a lot of false positives (if song titles from other bands contain the same words, like cover songs)
     
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    You sure we're talking about the same thing? When I just start typing into the window instead of the search field– your input doesn't appear on screen – it seems to purely try to match the longest possible sequence of characters you've entered with any of your artists.
     
  13. macrumors regular

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    neat, thanks for that

    view/ view options had to be set to 'arists' though. I had it by 'rating' when i first tried it, and every key I pressed caused it to open the last album on the library, regardless. Weird glitch.
     
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    Huh, you're right. I guess it searches through whatever field the view is sorted by (try sorting by title for example).
     

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