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Minimize iTunes 11 window?

10836 Views 39 Replies Latest reply: Nov 12, 2013 8:05 AM by biskitwheels RSS
  • codydhorner Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Dec 27, 2012 1:58 PM (in response to netniks)

    I hope they add this functionality back. Every other app in OS X has the title bar, as well as the "global" option for double clicking to minimize. Every 3rd party application has this as well.

     

    Extremely bad move on Apples part. I'm shocked they haven't fixed this is 11.0.1 either - they delayed the release further to "do it right" and they still missed the boat.

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,390 points)
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    Dec 27, 2012 5:17 PM (in response to codydhorner)

    codydhorner wrote:

     

    I hope they add this functionality back.

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

  • H Man Level 1 Level 1 (115 points)
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    Jan 30, 2013 8:58 PM (in response to Chris CA)

    I double click the spacious grey area I would call the "title bar" of iTunes 11 at least twice a day to then remember I must precisely click the tiny orange button instead.

  • johnwisdom Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 30, 2013 9:07 PM (in response to H Man)

    This is long overdue for a fix.

  • laurenjung1 Calculating status...
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    Feb 2, 2013 6:48 PM (in response to netniks)

    I'm just curious... Does Apple actually read these posts?  Because this seems like a problem that should be addressed.  I've contacted Apple customer service about a variety of issues over the years and nothing ever gets resolved.  (Unless something's broken, like a powercord.  They're pretty good about replacing those without issue.) 

     

    Anyway, I double click that stupid itunes titlebar every single day out of habit.  Until I realize, yet again, that itunes decided to get creative with their UX. 

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,390 points)
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    Feb 2, 2013 7:30 PM (in response to laurenjung1)

    laurenjung1 wrote:

     

    I'm just curious... Does Apple actually read these posts?

    Some may do so  but don't expect Apple to post/reply here..

    This is a user-to-user forum

    Suggestions here -> http://www.apple.com/feedback/

  • laurenjung1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 2, 2013 7:41 PM (in response to Chris CA)

    Oh thank you Chris, that's very helpful!  I've never tried feedback before...  I usually go straight to the Customer Service line because these forums don't usually have too many answers.  But now I know what to expect!

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,390 points)
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    Feb 2, 2013 7:44 PM (in response to laurenjung1)

    Note that you will not get a response at that link. It is simply feedback/suggestions to Apple.

  • Veirna Calculating status...
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    Feb 4, 2013 10:24 PM (in response to netniks)

    Hey, guys. Sounds like you might be in full screen mode, maybe? If that's the case, there are two ways to deal with that.

     

    The first is to use the window toggle keys (command+tab) and hit the tab key while keeping the command key down until you land on the window/application you want.

     

    The second is to exit the full screen mode by opening your iTunes window, then press command+shift+f and see if that doesn't shrink your window so it functions like any other window.

     

    Hope this helps! :]

  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,390 points)
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    Feb 4, 2013 10:52 PM (in response to Veirna)

    If you are in full screen mode, you will not see the menu bar until you move the mouse to the top of the screen.

    To exit full screen mode, move the mouse to the top of the screen until you see the menu bar then click the inward pointing blue arrows on the right side of the menu bar.

  • Veirna Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 4, 2013 11:11 PM (in response to Chris CA)

    Hotkeys completely bypass the need for any point-and-click methods, which is what ^⌘f is supposed to do. It would seem that this particular combination doesn't work in this version, though, even though it shows it's supposed to next to the exit/enter full screen mode under the view menu. Instead, it looks like ^⌘f does the same thing as ⌘f in iTunes 11 at the moment... I never noticed until now since my window was out of fullscreen since I updated from 10.something a while back.


    As for the "inward pointing blue arrows on the right side of the menu bar," yes, that is another way to do it. Both Windows OS and OS X usually have a multitude of ways to do the same thing, I'm assuming in case one of the other ways doesn't work for a number of reasons.

  • macelfy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 5, 2013 7:27 AM (in response to Veirna)

    we're not talking about full-screen vs not here, it's the minimization function we're discussing.

     

    it remains broken, and like H Man, i find myself double-clicking to minimize pretty regularly.  sure wish apple would address this.

  • codydhorner Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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    Feb 11, 2013 3:13 PM (in response to netniks)

    I'd like to read that - where does he say this? Sometimes I don't mind reading Gruber's articles, but a lot of them annoy me and I disagree with.

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