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Is cover flow gone in iTunes 11?

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  • branfordman54 Calculating status...
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    Dec 8, 2012 1:34 PM (in response to ffecteau30)

    Thnaks for that link to the iTunes feeback page!!!

  • Trane Francks Level 2 Level 2 (205 points)
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    Dec 8, 2012 3:09 PM (in response to n8hawk)

    n8hawk wrote:

     

    Well of course I am. I see nothing in the App Store app to ignore downloads.

    For updates that are delivered by Software Update, highlight the offending app, click Update in the menu, then Ignore Update. I don't think there's any way of ignoring apps delivered via the App Store short of uninstalling them.

     

    Since I'm on Snow Leopard, iTunes is delivered via Software Update. After reverting back to 10.7, I was able to tell SU to stop bugging me about iTunes 11.

  • n8hawk Calculating status...
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    Dec 8, 2012 3:37 PM (in response to Trane Francks)

    Unfortunately, Software Update became part of the App Store with Mountain Lion. The feature to ignore updates no longer there.

  • Joseph Kriz Level 5 Level 5 (5,045 points)
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    Dec 8, 2012 4:04 PM (in response to n8hawk)

    n8hawk,

     

    Actually it is still there.

    Look under "Store" on the main menu and then "Ignore Software Update".

  • Trane Francks Level 2 Level 2 (205 points)
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    Dec 8, 2012 4:04 PM (in response to n8hawk)

    n8hawk wrote:

     

    Unfortunately, Software Update became part of the App Store with Mountain Lion. The feature to ignore updates no longer there.

    From Peter Hillman's most excellent post on Dec. 1st:

     

    "In Mountain Lion, open the App Store app.  Click on Update.  The new update proccess now groups system updates together with a Mountain Lion icon.  Click on "More..." to expand the view to show the individual updates.  Right-click (or Control-Click) on iTunes 11 and you get an option to Hide Update."

  • n8hawk Level 1 Level 1 (100 points)
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    Dec 8, 2012 4:34 PM (in response to Trane Francks)

    Thanks. I didv't know about the right click. Now I won't get bothered about 11 now. I'll just have to find a way to "unhide" it when/if I'm ready to give it a go again.

  • Trane Francks Level 2 Level 2 (205 points)
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    Dec 8, 2012 4:42 PM (in response to n8hawk)

    I really wanted to like iTunes 11. Bringing back colour to the Sidebar icons was a step in the right direction. The demise of Cover Flow, however, is a big hit to the UI experience for me. I'll be watching for news of reinstatement of this feature. If they bring it back, I'll upgrade.

  • Trane Francks Level 2 Level 2 (205 points)
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    Dec 8, 2012 5:20 PM (in response to abombaci)

    abombaci wrote:

     

    Same here. I'll update once I see Cover Flow back. I'm just glad I've done my research on these boards before making any hasty decisions and updating immediately.

    It cost me about 4 hours to put things back the way they were. Whether it was the upgrade to 11 that did it or something screwed up in reverting to 10.7, the end result was that I ended up missing a non-trivial amount of album artwork. I ended up having to tell 10.7 to get album artwork again, then fill in the blanks manually. Thank GOODNESS for the Amazon Album Art widget by Simon Whitaker (free plug by a VERY happy user). I have ~30,000 songs across some 2,700 albums. It was a total PITA to manually scan the covers (using Cover Flow, I'll add!) and replace all the missing bits.

  • rustyintegrale Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
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    Dec 8, 2012 10:19 PM (in response to rustyintegrale)

    Why do you keep editing this post?

     

    There is nothing untruthful here. Apple IS advertising it's 13in MacBook Pro on British television and clearly demonstrating Coverflow as part of the package.

     

    This is the TV commercial in question...

     

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfiJOP2uGk4

     

    Also truthful is the fact that I have reported Apple to the UK Advertising Standards Authority for advertising a feature on UK television at a time when that feature is deemed no longer available by Apple. It is misleading and as such possibly in breach of UK advertising regulations.

     

    None of this is untrue, none of it malicious and none of it rude or offensive. So on what grounds are you repeatedly choosing to eradicate the truth by editing my posts and deleting the salient points of the post?

  • Trane Francks Level 2 Level 2 (205 points)
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    Dec 8, 2012 10:23 PM (in response to rustyintegrale)

    That Apple ad was published in October. Suggesting that it's misleading because they haven't updated an ad within a couple of weeks of a software release is a little optimistic, yeah?

  • rustyintegrale Level 1 Level 1 (60 points)
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    Dec 8, 2012 10:30 PM (in response to Trane Francks)

    No it isn't on two counts.

     

    First, it takes very little effort to qualify it by bringing up a line saying 'Coverflow no longer available'. TV commercials are full of such disclaimers and all advertisers have a 'duty of care' to ensure their commercials are 'legal, decent, honest and truthful' - according to the ASA.

     

    Second, are you seriously suggesting that the decision to drop Coverflow from iTunes was made after this commercial was produced?

     

    iTunes was originally due for release months ago, by which time all decisions about what features it would contain would have been determined.

     

    I am quite happy to accept that this is an error (amongst a whole raft made by Apple recently) but they should do the correct thing by pulling the ad.

  • Trane Francks Level 2 Level 2 (205 points)
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    Dec 8, 2012 10:50 PM (in response to rustyintegrale)

    "No it isn't on two counts."

     

    You've never worked in advertising, I see. It takes months to go from copy to distribution. As I said, optimistic. The software has barely had time to cool off. They'll update the ads, but I'd be very surprised if that were to happen prior to the next product refresh. The ads were accurate at the time of the product announcement.

     

    "Second, are you seriously suggesting that the decision to drop Coverflow from iTunes was made after this commercial was produced?"

     

    No, but had they displayed an iTunes that wasn't released yet, no doubt you'd be whinging about truth in advertising and reporting Apple to the UASA.

     

    Point: We miss Cover Flow. It's gone and it *****, yes. Trying to get Apple in trouble with the Guv because you're PO'd seems (to me) over the top. Petulant even.

  •  DJ Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Dec 8, 2012 11:21 PM (in response to Trane Francks)

    Trane Francks wrote:

     

    Point: We miss Cover Flow. It's gone and it *****, yes. Trying to get Apple in trouble with the Guv because you're PO'd seems (to me) over the top. Petulant even.

     

    I don't think anyone here is trying to get anyone "in trouble" with any government. I do however think that people are bringing up legitimate concerns about questionable trade tactics and irresponsible behaviour.

    No one here wants to see apple fail. Apple looses we all loose.

    What we want to see is apple acknowledge its acting erratically. Or at the very least outside the norm.

     

     

    And on a personal note.

    It might actually be nice to know that -as a shareholder and iTunes store user 90% of apples users are not suddenly suffering from mass delusion.

     

     

     

     

    Final Edit:

     

    This will be my final word on the subject.

    I've been researching alternatives for windows over the past 3 days. It looks as if songbird partnered with the MediaFlow extension is the closest and most intuitive alternative to iTunes. The Mediaflow addon hasn't been updated in the last year but it still works with songbird with a simple max compatibility change.

    The change takes a little research to do but is a fairly simple process.

    Songbird is also compatible with all platforms, ultrasecure and opensource.

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