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Cody
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Re: iTunes 11 is out

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Got it on my Win7 Desktop no issues. I'll need to poke around it to learn how to manually manage music on my iOS devices without the sidebar.
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Thinkdiff
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reply to Teasip

View > Hide Music in the Cloud



Thinkdiff
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said by Cody:

Got it on my Win7 Desktop no issues. I'll need to poke around it to learn how to manually manage music on my iOS devices without the sidebar.

Drag an album or song, side bar on the right side pops up with all your devices list. Drag it to the device.
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Thinkdiff
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Anybody know if there's a way to use a keyboard command to pull up the search field on the mini player (like Command+Space for spotlight)?
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Nezmo
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said by Teasip:

CRAP! Daughter's "cloud" music which she apparently had previously purchased under my account now shows up in my iTunes! Time to restore SD backup from this morning....

You can elect to not show what is in the cloud. I have stuff I got over time, mostly free tracks that I have since deleted. These showed up again. Hit the upper left corner and show menu bar. Then select hide music in the cloud.

Edit - whoops, Thinkdiff already answered, sorry.
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said by Thinkdiff:

Anybody know if there's a way to use a keyboard command to pull up the search field on the mini player (like Command+Space for spotlight)?

Answering my own question. Wrote this AppleScript (might not be the best, but hey.. it works). Use Automator to create a new service that takes no input. Add the "Run AppleScript" action and paste in this code:

 on run
tell application "iTunes"
activate
end tell
 
tell application "System Events"
tell process "iTunes"
click ((buttons of window "MiniPlayer") whose description contains "Search")
click ((text fields of window "MiniPlayer") whose description is "Search Music")
end tell
end tell
end run
 

Then save and add as a keyboard shortcut in System Prefs.

Edit: You can use this one to add a shortcut for popping open the Up Next drawer - it does not activate the mini player though. AppleScript is fun ;)

on run
tell application "System Events"
tell process "iTunes"
click ((buttons of window 1) whose description contains "up next")
end tell
end tell
end run
 
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Teasip

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Thanks for the input. I've had my fill recently of software with my trying to implement an electronic medical record system at work (thanks for the great training, selling company) and then I came home to HANNAH MONTANA on the laptop. Geez, what a week, month,....



bobrk
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It's Teh Snappy™!


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Where can I get it? Downloading from Apple's website does not appear to be working at the moment.



Jackarino
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Downloading now (y)



Straphanger
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Great...they got rid of the dark view style and I can't view albums in detail view anymore. Also, anyone know how to make the album art thumbnails in album view bigger?
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I like the update thus far!



Brendan
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I've been very down on Apple recently, but this update is great. I'm very pleased with the simplified layout, and the new Mini Player with search is fantastic.



Cody
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said by Thinkdiff:

said by Cody:

Got it on my Win7 Desktop no issues. I'll need to poke around it to learn how to manually manage music on my iOS devices without the sidebar.

Drag an album or song, side bar on the right side pops up with all your devices list. Drag it to the device.

Awesome, thank you!

I find it a little weird that when iTunes is full screen on my second monitor, choosing the File menu makes it pop up on my main monitor instead of opening to the right.

edit: what is this Multiple airplay feature?!
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So far I like the update. Clean's up a few things well.
1 - Not sure where the "whats downloading" list is now.
2 - What is this icloud stuff? It just opens a browser to the icloud site where I can select the web app but ALL the links take me there.

said by Cody:

I find it a little weird that when iTunes is full screen on my second monitor, choosing the File menu makes it pop up on my main monitor instead of opening to the right.

I'm having that issue too.
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Cody
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You can click ctrl+S (cmd+s?)
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wolfy339

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Or go to the top right corner, hit the menu there and select Show Menu Bar (Ctrl + B), then View -> Show Sidebar (Ctrl + S). All menus and keyboard shortcuts are for the Windows version of iTunes 11



Nezmo
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reply to Cody

said by Cody:

said by Thinkdiff:

said by Cody:

Got it on my Win7 Desktop no issues. I'll need to poke around it to learn how to manually manage music on my iOS devices without the sidebar.

Drag an album or song, side bar on the right side pops up with all your devices list. Drag it to the device.

...

edit: what is this Multiple airplay feature?!

It has been there for some time. Before it was on the lower right of the iTunes window. Multiple allows you to stream to more than one AirPlay device and/or Apple TV and/or Airport Express at the same time. I have many devices and use this a lot.
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Nezmo
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iTunes 11 has not resolved the problem of background tasks hogging CPU in Windows. Just one more reason for me to get a Mini as an iTunes server. I'm done with iTunes on Windows. You win Apple.
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said by Nezmo:

iTunes 11 has not resolved the problem of background tasks hogging CPU in Windows. Just one more reason for me to get a Mini as an iTunes server. I'm done with iTunes on Windows. You win Apple.

Yep, same problem here.

It works fine initially, but when I leave iTunes running, I'll find ATH.EXE is hogging the CPU.

I have all kinds of macs in my house, but the 24x7 server runs Windows. I'm not interested in adding extra power consumption just because Apple can't get their wifi shit together.
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Nezmo
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said by djrobx:

said by Nezmo:

iTunes 11 has not resolved the problem of background tasks hogging CPU in Windows. Just one more reason for me to get a Mini as an iTunes server. I'm done with iTunes on Windows. You win Apple.

Yep, same problem here.

It works fine initially, but when I leave iTunes running, I'll find ATH.EXE is hogging the CPU.

I have all kinds of macs in my house, but the 24x7 server runs Windows. I'm not interested in adding extra power consumption just because Apple can't get their wifi shit together.

It's a pretty widely reported problem. I had hopes for v11 but it's acting more like a re-skin of v10 on Windows.

I give. I'll be ordering a Mini this weekend just to run iTunes. I know there are other options but I am heavily invested in the whole AirPlay thing. It's just iTunes that blows.
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Daemon
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Farhad Manjoo over at Slate writes a rambling, semi-trolling piece on iTunes 11, but I agree with his central premise:

What’s more, the new version doesn’t solve the key problems plaguing iTunes. First, it still does too many different things—it’s a media player, a store, and a sync manager. Second, it remains a local file manager in a connected age. The new software does have deeper integration with Apple’s iCloud service, but at its core iTunes is meant to manage “your” music files—that is, stuff you’ve purchased or burned—on a single computer. That’s an outmoded model, one that’s being replaced by subscription systems like Spotify, which feature no distinction between stuff you own and stuff you don’t. Instead you have rights to play everything, all the time, whenever you want.

So even if the new iTunes is an improvement, it’s not a permanent solution. The only way for Apple to fix it would be to throw it out and start all over again. Perhaps—as Macworld’s Jason Snell has suggested—iTunes should be split into multiple programs: One to play your media, one to sync your devices, and one to buy or subscribe to stuff from Apple. Or maybe it could be replaced altogether with a quicker, lightweight Web-based system. Whatever Apple does, it shouldn’t aim merely to fix iTunes but instead come up with a brand new system better suited to our age. iTunes 11 is enough. Please don’t let there be an iTunes 12.


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Thinkdiff
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Many people still want to own their music. I avoid subscription services.

$25/year for iTunes Match plus a few song/album purchases a year makes a lot more sense to me than $120/year for Spotify, which has no guarantee of future usability. Any music I get from iTunes will work practically forever.

And the iTunes Match / iTunes in the Cloud additions in iTunes 11 do exactly what he wants - integration between your local and cloud media.
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bobrk
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Agree. I still buy CDs, and I've even been known, much to my wife's chagrin, to purchase LPs at garage sales.



Nezmo
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said by bobrk:

Agree. I still buy CDs, and I've even been known, much to my wife's chagrin, to purchase LPs at garage sales.

I still have 200 LPs. I have converted them all to digital but there's something about reading the sleeve and flipping the disc at half time. Funny your wife doesn't like it. My girl LOVED the fact I had a turntable .
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jmn1207
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I buy a lot of music too, but I really love music, and the subscription services like MOG and Spotify are wonderful. I don't care if they disappear tomorrow, because they have allowed me to listen to a vast library of songs that I would never have been able to afford in my lifetime.

In a pinch, I can record anything from Spotify and save it forever.



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said by jmn1207:

because they have allowed me to listen to a vast library of songs that I would never have been able to afford in my lifetime.

This.

Before Spotify I swore I would never "rent" music but I tried it out for a month and found a ton of music that I like (and musicians and labels that I like that are on there, creating playlists) and there was no going back. And if nothing else, it's nice to "try before you buy" -- I used to buy from eMusic and suffered from a number of disappointing selections with no way to "return" them. And anything I really really like on Spotify, I buy.
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DrModem
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Got it and like it. The info panes almost seem like a hat tip to MS' metro UI



Nezmo
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said by darcilicious:

said by jmn1207:

because they have allowed me to listen to a vast library of songs that I would never have been able to afford in my lifetime.

This.

Before Spotify I swore I would never "rent" music but I tried it out for a month and found a ton of music that I like (and musicians and labels that I like that are on there, creating playlists) and there was no going back. And if nothing else, it's nice to "try before you buy" -- I used to buy from eMusic and suffered from a number of disappointing selections with no way to "return" them. And anything I really really like on Spotify, I buy.

I just use Pandora to find new music.
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I know a lot of people who enjoy Pandora. I prefer Spotify
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