[iTunes] How to make iTunes play unchecked songs?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by loisd, May 3, 2009.

  1. loisd macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys,

    I have unchecked most of my songs on iTunes to enable an easy iPod synchronization.

    Still, iTunes now skips unchecked songs when I play music on my laptop. Has anyone an idea on how to deal with this?

    Forgive me for my simpleness.
    Thanks in advance for the help!

    Lois
     
  2. Grimace macrumors 68040

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    You could make [large] playlists to sync to the iPod, and then leave all of the songs checked.
     
  3. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    I agree with Grimace, you're essentially working against iTunes by the way you're trying to use. Make use of the play lists.
     
  4. Chase R macrumors 65816

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  5. captj macrumors newbie

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    I know it's a nearly 2 year old thread but it still comes up in search results so I since I recently had this problem and figured it out without the annoying and painstaking suggestion of "make a playlist that you sync to your ipod/iphone with lots of parameters, you idiot" I thought I'd post here and help.

    Just hit Ctrl+, (on windows) to bring up the Preferences window. On the General tab just uncheck "Show list checkboxes" (click it or hit alt+k) and the checkboxes should disappear and your itunes library will play the unchecked songs. when you want to sync, just hit Ctrl+, then Alt+k and the boxes are back and you can check and uncheck your songs as you wish.
     
  6. Spong Mincer macrumors newbie

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    finally. someone with a brain
     
  7. haruhiko macrumors 68040

    haruhiko

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    Thank you very much!
     
  8. seamesse macrumors newbie

    seamesse

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    Yes! Thank you.
     
  9. Partron22 macrumors 68000

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    Make use of playlists, and sync manually.
    Turn off auto sync in iTunes Prefs.
    Those check boxes are intended for things like songs you've got the same version of on three separate albums, that one song you really hate, and Leo Kottke's vocal renditions.
     

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