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The1 Calculating status...
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Dec 3, 2012 11:41 AM

Aaargh whats going on at Apple there used to be evolution and now they are trying to be flashie and stuff up in the process byt wiping great functions. First iCal & reminders. Now iTunes. Just upgraded and boy am I sorry. You could double click a playlist and that opend the playlist in a new window. This was great as you could look at one list and select in another.


Do think the list are better readable now but the bright icons are distracting.

Would be handy to have colour coding on the songs.

iPad 2, iOS 4.3.3
  • Cowicide Moo Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Dec 3, 2012 12:27 PM (in response to The1)

    Not being able to open Playlists in a new window is why I won't be updating to iTunes 11.  Hopefully if enough people request to bring it back, Apple will fix this blunder:



  • Jonny V Calculating status...
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    Dec 3, 2012 12:55 PM (in response to The1)

    When updated itunes opens, by default the sidebar is hidden. go to view, and show sidebar, and your playlist should appear

  • Dave Snow Calculating status...
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    Dec 3, 2012 2:12 PM (in response to The1)

    Opening playlists in separate windows is a MUST HAVE FEATURE. Gotta bring this one back NOW, Apple!

  • woodmeister50 Level 4 Level 4 (3,690 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 3:11 AM (in response to The1)

    The loss of multiple windows may just prevent me from

    updating.  With 10.7 (or earlier), I could create a playlist,

    open in a new window.  Then could open my library in another.

    I could then drag from the library to the playlist and

    put them in the order I want immediately.  Now, it seems

    you drag them to a playlist, then open the playlist, and then

    reorder them.  This is fine for just a handful of songs, but if

    you are creating a mix of 60-100 songs, it gets very tedious.

  • woodmeister50 Level 4 Level 4 (3,690 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 6:50 AM (in response to The1)

    The1 wrote:


    Hope its just a slip up and corrected quickly and not backward thinking.

    Unfortunately, they way things have been going as of late

    with Apple software, I think the latter part of your statement

    is true.


    Sort of think that now that Steve is gone, the upper management

    is just there to collect paychecks and are not managing the development

    and  quality of the products they are responsible for.

  • woodmeister50 Level 4 Level 4 (3,690 points)
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    Dec 4, 2012 12:40 PM (in response to The1)

    Just saw the iTunes Facebook page and out of the first

    40 comments only 2 were positive.  And those were the

    ones that were in English that I could understand.


    It really does seem that the whole Apple software world

    is beginning to unravel.  The dumbing down of pro apps,

    Maps, the uselessness of the new App Store in iOS 6 requiring

    getting a third party app that is actually useful, etc. and now

    iTunes is really shedding a dark cloud over the Apple software

    department and their competence.


    If I were a major share holder I would be demanding Mr. Cook

    get things in order promptly and quickly or find a new job.

  • bombardier Calculating status...
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    Jan 17, 2013 4:30 AM (in response to The1)

    Agreed, this is insane. My workaround (as I have a lot of playlists so my list is long and dragging and dropping to the sidebar is a PITA) is to click the circular icon with the arrow in it next to the song, then choose Add To, but then here's the kicker, you have to actually click that menu item, it doesn't show playlists on mouse over which is ridiculous in itself, then choose which playlist to add it to. Not elegant, nor as fast as dragging and dropping, but it makes things a little easier.


    I am rapidly falling out of love with Apple for things like this.

  • johnny5k Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 28, 2013 11:11 AM (in response to The1)

    Without the option to open a playlist in a new window, it now makes it exceedingly difficult to add tracks to the TOP of a long playlist. The only option appears to be to add the tracks to the bottom, and drag them to the top, which can take forever on a long playlist. Previously I could open the playlist in a new window, scroll to the top, and drag the tracks from the main library window right to the top of the playlist. I was hoping there was at least a terminal command to re-enable separate windows, but so far I haven't been able to find one. This is incredibly frustrating.

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