How to name tracks in itunes

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by spxy, Nov 29, 2004.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    How the hell do you do it?Am I missing something obvious?
    Sometimes you press the mouse mutton and it lets you type the name sometimes it doesn't , I've been trying for five minutes to name a band.
    What am I missing?
     
  2. emw
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    emw

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    Should be able to rename by clicking once to highlight the track, then click again to rename.

    You can also do a Command-I to Get Info and rename there.
     
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    jeremy.king

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    I believe it works just like the OS, you click once and then move the mouse slightly and you should see the text highlighted and editable.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Bit of a crap system click and them move mouse slightly, how are supposed to work that out?
     
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    jeremy.king

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    Moving the mouse just accelerates the process. You can also single click and wait.

    If it doesn't work for some files, make sure you have appropriate permissions to those files.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    "moving the mouse just accelerates the process. You can also single click and wait.

    If it doesn't work for some files, make sure you have appropriate permissions to those files."

    Doent work in my system, you could wait forever,it does work if you move the mouse though, come on thats not user friendly.
     
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    jeremy.king

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    Have you tried hitting the Return key after clicking once?

    Also Get Info works just as well.

    PS. Hit the quote button to the bottom right of any post to quote another post.
     
  8. emw
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    emw

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    So you'd want the information to be editable any time you simply click on a track? Sounds like a great idea. How many times do you think you'd accidentally change the information?

    Click, move mouse (or click, wait 1 second, click again). Edit information. Hit 'return' to set. Seems easy enough to me.
     
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    AppleMatt

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    If you don't finish editing the name before the currently playing track ends it will cancel your edit, which is really annoying.

    AppleMatt
     
  10. Guest

    advres

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    keyboard shortcuts people

    Not if you command + I it. Am I the only person that keeps one hand on the mouse and the other on the keyboard? I find using keyboard shortcuts just that, shortcuts! ;)
     
  11. macrumors regular

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    Sounds to me like you're just nitpicking on things about the Apple to bitch about. Tap once, wait a second, tap again, and it will let you change the name. It's not hard.
     
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    wrldwzrd89

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    Couldn't agree with you more. Either do a delayed double click (click, wait, click) or select and do a Get Info.
     

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