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Open multiple playlist windows?

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Paul Rybarczyk Calculating status...
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Nov 30, 2012 3:50 AM

It doesn't seem that I can open multiple playlist windows in version 11. I'm a massage therapist and broadcast, via the Griffin Rocket, my music to all the radios in the house. I chose different playlists for different clients and need to switch playlists for different clients which I could do easily by having multiple iTunes windows open.

 

Now I can't? I just used to click on the playlist icon, and a new iTunes window would open.

 

Paul

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • imaxxx Calculating status...
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    Nov 30, 2012 4:05 AM (in response to Paul Rybarczyk)

    BUMP

  • ReaderF Calculating status...
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    Nov 30, 2012 6:35 AM (in response to Paul Rybarczyk)

    I use iTunes to dj with and the multiple windows option made my life much easier. I hope this option is hidden somewhere or is put back soon! Like the new design but this omission *****!

  • Joseph Delaney Level 3 Level 3 (515 points)
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    Nov 30, 2012 7:07 AM (in response to ReaderF)

    There is one way that I have found to open up two windows - but only two windows, and it's extremely limited functionality.

     

    In the iTunes "Window" menu, just check "Mini Player" (if you're currently in the full iTunes window) or check "iTunes" if you're currently in the miniplayer. Do NOT click "Switch to MiniPlayer"

     

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    That opens up  second window, so you have both the full window and the miniplayer open. Which still stinks, but you can use the "search" tool in the miniplayer to at least partially browse around and minipulate music (using the pop up menus) while referring to playlists etc. in the main window.

     

    Very dissatisfying, but at least it's something.

  • magnusbl Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
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    Nov 30, 2012 7:19 AM (in response to Joseph Delaney)

    You can actually get a third pseudo window up by double clicking on the artwork thumbnail and it will bring it up bigger with some rudimentary controls...  Not that any of this makes up for the loss of the functionality.

     

    Fire everyone involved in this. 

  • Lohma004 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 30, 2012 9:38 AM (in response to Paul Rybarczyk)

    REALLY disappointed in this downgrade in iTunes 11.  I DJ and liked to have two windows open so that I could drag new items to the playlist that was playing. 

     

    Bring it back!!!

  • 808Chris Calculating status...
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    Dec 1, 2012 1:10 AM (in response to Paul Rybarczyk)

    I'm having the same issue. I use multiple windows to move music to different playlists but now you have to use the little arrow on the right side of the song. The fuctionability fails hard here. The song will always be added to the bottom of the playlist, but I prefer to have my new music at the top of my lists. I have to drag all the songs all the way to the top of the list after adding them to the playlist, which is a problem when moving between multible playlists or multiple songs. I really like the new speed improvements but not worth sacrificing really basic functionability. I'm debating whether the goods or bads are more significant at this point, but I'm thinking of downgrading back to iTunes 10. Hope they fix this in an update, otherwise I will keep my eyes peeled for an easier way...

  • Charles Jenn Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Dec 1, 2012 7:28 PM (in response to Paul Rybarczyk)

    This is a problem.  I'm looking forward to the fix.

  • ReaderF Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 1, 2012 8:00 PM (in response to Paul Rybarczyk)

    Is it much of a hassel to go back to the old version?

  • ReaderF Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 1, 2012 9:47 PM (in response to Paul Rybarczyk)

    Back to 10.7 here are links to the how to!

     

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=16400819&postcount=6

     

    I would add to the final step. Option Launch (hold down Option key when you launch iTunes) iTunes 10.7. it will then ask you to navagate to Music/iTunes/Previous iTunes Libraries and select your last (most recent) iTunes.itl file.

  • Tim Elley Calculating status...
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    Dec 1, 2012 10:43 PM (in response to Paul Rybarczyk)

    I've got the same issue.  This is a major piece of dropped functionality.  Perhaps a bridge too far in the search for simplification? 

     

    I have a library of audio books and am used to having two windows open - one for the music, which is where the mp3 or aac files get put when you add them to the library, and one for the audio books, usually filtered to the author I'm adding the books for.  That way when I set the attributes for the new files, making them audio books, I can easily check to see I got it right.  With the new version I'm flicking between sections and resetting filters constantly.

     

    At least I've figured out how to turn on the sidebar on the left, the status bar, and how to turn off the silly search drop-down thing that was slowing me down and preventing the auto-filtering from working!

  • pgoodwin Level 1 Level 1 (120 points)
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    Dec 3, 2012 2:18 PM (in response to Paul Rybarczyk)

    Please. Everybody feed back to Apple to restore the multiple window feature of iTunes. This was a terrible decision (if was intended).

     

    http://www.apple.com/feedback/itunesapp.html

  • Joseph Delaney Level 3 Level 3 (515 points)
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    Dec 3, 2012 3:43 PM (in response to pgoodwin)

    Another way to restore some of the functionality of multiple windows (without the windows):

     

    In playlist view, either right-click a playlist and choose "edit playlist", or click the "Add to..." icon in the upper-right corner.

     

    You'll get a split-window view, your music library on the left and your playlist on the right. You can drag and drop songs into the playlist in any order, while browsing through your library in any view (song, album, artist, genre).

     

    It only works with regular playlist though, not smart ones.

  • andrew_smith Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 1:29 AM (in response to Joseph Delaney)

    How is this considered an upgrade?

     

    It's not an improvement; it seems as though Apple is focussed on single screen users and devices these days.

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