iTunes 11.0.1 Blows. Like 18 extra steps to add a song to a playlist

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by sheetrock321, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

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    I want to add a song to a playlist.

    Open up iTunes 11.0.1. First you have to make sure "Music" is selected (out of Music, Movies, TV Shows, Podcasts, Books, Apps).

    Then You have to select "Playlist" in the menu bar (out of Songs, Albums, Artists, ect.)

    Then click "Add to" in the upper right. And you have to MANUALLY BROWSE through your library and find the song and drag it to your playlist. WTF.

    The other alternative is to search the Library, click on the song arrow and click on "Add to" then select the playlist.

    Am I retarded, is there something I'm missing here? This used to be WAAAY easier.
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    Simple fix. Show the sidebar. Drag and drop like the old days.
     
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    Pharmscott

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    Agreed. I can't see how anyone thinks iTunes is better without the sidebar. Prettier, maybe. But clearly less functional. Many things take more steps without the sidebar. I turned mine back on the first day (at least I tried the new way).
     
  5. macrumors member

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    Actually if you start dragging the playlists will appear on the right, sidebar works too.
     
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    chrono1081

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    Oh Em Gee...I had no idea about the sidebar being an option. Guess what I just enabled!
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    I didn't know either! I had the same issue. It was AWFUL without it! I was desolate. Now I'm ok. :)
     
  8. macrumors demi-god

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    This. ^^^^

    Select some songs and start dragging them to the right side of iTunes. When you do that, the playlists will appear on the far right side.
     
  9. thread starter macrumors member

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    So what you're saying is, I am retarded. Haha, thanks for the easy fix!!

    btw, without the sidebar, I CAN drag podcasts and my ipod window slides open, but i can't get it to work for any songs. weird, but doesn't really matter, I won't be using this silly interface. If it ain't broke...
     
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    Mike MA

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    Why don't you just select one or multiple songs and hit "the right mouse button" (two finger tab on the trackpad)? Than among other things "add to playlist" appears.
     
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    dellar

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    I'm just glad the colour icons are back in the sidebar.
     
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    gnasher729

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    If there is an option to do something useful in the UI, and you are not aware of it, and others are not aware of it either, then some user interface designer has messed up. Report it as a bug. (iTunes -> iTunes menu -> "Provide iTunes feedback").


    Absolutely not. The purpose of iTunes is to play your music, not to test your powers of observation, ability to use Google, and general intelligence. If you didn't see that option, that is Apple's failure. Report it as a bug. (iTunes -> iTunes menu -> "Provide iTunes feedback"). The more people report it, the more likely that someone gets the message.
     
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    Dunkaccino

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    is there a way to get cover flow back?
    You know where you could see your library in a nice album art coverflow?
    Call me crazy, but I like it better than a simple list or a grid. And now you have to be in list view JUST to shuffle music.

    I'm pretty surprised Apple decided to cut such a nice feature. Why take it out?
     
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    luffytubby

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    WHY IN THE HELL does this stupid program now forces me to unload everything on my iphone??

    I ticked the boxes for controlling everything manually, yet it forces my entire music library on my phone. I am about to go insane. What an annoying, illogical, software update.


    they should fire their UI designers. Itunes is a bloated mess that is too cramped and too resource intensive.
     
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    delphus

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    minimize

    I found pretty awful not being able to minimize it by double-clicking on the top bar like any other app allow you to do. Seems that only iTunes does it. :mad:
     

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