I miss the old itunes, how do i downgrade

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  1. thugpoet22 macrumors regular

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    The new look of itunes is flashy but i dont think its productive. Well i guess if your truly trying to do something with video, but my itunes is most "tunes". So, i miss my little eye in the corner that did all the actions that i required. So when i downloaded itunes 6 and tryed to install it or downgrade, it just would not work. Im not sure why, so i figured i would post my problems here hoping that someone might help me.
     
  2. ero87 macrumors 65816

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    there's still a browse button, bottom-right. you can pretty much ignore the new features, if you choose, and there you go! itunes 6!
     
  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    You might be able to do it by deleting iTunes 7 and the receipt file: <hard drive>/Library/Receipts/iTunesX.pkg

    After reinstalling iTunes 6, you'd then have to reimport your music and redo your playlists. I don't know if you can keep the iTunes 7 preference files to retain your playlists and other settings...they might cause iTunes 6 to hiccup.
     
  4. ziutek macrumors member

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    You might be able to force install itunes 6, if you use the program Pacifist. But I'm not sure if the older version will still.
     
  5. andreas.b macrumors newbie

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    Yes, I am against the new "look" of iTunes 7 (the scrollbars, etc) but to be honest I can't say that the usage changed even a bit. You can still browse, etc. I like the new features.
     
  6. thugpoet22 thread starter macrumors regular

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    The only reason why i dislike the new itunes is because it doesn't group the way it says it suppose to, I if i have one album with 24 tracks but some of the tracks have different artist so there places differently with there own album cover. I like itunes because it keeps my 9 gigs of music in in order. So, i will stick with 7 for a little while and see if i like the feel of it. But it not i will downgrade to 6
     
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  8. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    I'm considering downgrading because they took away the ability for me to see my Shuffle's contents when it's not connected to my computer.
     
  9. BWhaler macrumors 68020

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    I think this is nuts. The old interface was kludgy and inconsistent.

    As for the new features, turn them off.
     
  10. thugpoet22 thread starter macrumors regular

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    i can deal with the new features since i found that little eye that i was talking about. they put it on the bottom of itunes interface instead of being at the top. Im glad they upgraded, i guess i just kinda freaked out because it did have the features that i was so use to using in plain sight, or in the same place that they were in before.
     
  11. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    You had it, it was only a link away :)
    http://www.oldapps.com/download_iTunes_mac.php

    I kind of freaked a little at first, because I couldn't find the little chapter menu button anywhere. It took a little while to think of looking in the menu bar for a menu :D

    Anyway, the nasty problems with video playback seem to have been banished, even at full screen, so I'm happy.
     
  12. audiophile42 macrumors member

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    OMG, thank you! I had been freaking out because the little chapter menu was gone for my audible stuff. I made a thread here, and even emailed audible. They told me that apple didn't consult with them, and flat out removed the feature from iTunes. I just happened to stumble in here. The menu's gone, but at least we can move back and forth chapter by a keystroke.
     
  13. badhorsie777 macrumors member

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    Yes is does...

    iTunes 7 works just like 6 in this respect - if an album has many artists, it's called a "compilation". just highlight the songs in that album (I sort by album first so everything's right next to each other), then right-click/whatever and get to the info (command-I on apple, methinks). Check the option "part of a compilation" and bam, it'll understand to file those songs as ONE album, not 12 1-song albums. Hope this helps.
     
  14. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    iTunes 7 has been very buggy for me (on 10.3.9, PPC). If I try to do two iTMS searches in a row, the search box is no longer clickable, so I can't enter any text. To perform another search I have to quit and relaunch iTunes.

    Also, after performing a search, the scroll wheel/ball doesn't work in other views until I click in them. This is new in 7, and while minor gets pretty annoying when it happens each time.
     
  15. thugpoet22 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks a lot, that seems to work perfect for me. I hope if others are having a similar problem, they will find this thread and get the info as well. Thanks again for all the help.
     
  16. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    Really...I didn't know that...oh well I never seen it to miss it.



    Bless
     
  17. camomac macrumors 6502a

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    interesting site. nice to see old versions are still around when you need them...
     
  18. twistmac macrumors member

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    You could always try AguaT, and get your eye candy back.
     
  19. keithbennis macrumors regular

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    I wouldn't wanna downgrade cause the album jukebox feature is amazing..... try doing this for the eye candy....


    Code:
    http://www.macthemesforums.net/viewtopic.php?t=16777412
     
  20. alanterra macrumors newbie

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  21. VanNess macrumors 6502a

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    Here's the general procedure for rolling back to 6 pretty much seamlessly:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?p=2862561#post2862561
     

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