Currently Being ModeratedDec 10, 2012 10:06 AM (in response to thescientist8371)
Thanks to the 2nd poster. I actually got the Spinning Beachball of Death EVERY TIME I tried to type into the search bar. I'm honestly very worried for Apple. It feels like Gil Amelio is in charge again.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 12, 2012 3:30 PM (in response to mjcm_nl)
I am confused by this- i just want to go back to the old way of searching, it seems so long ago . I cannot hardly remember what I liked about it but this new search engine is really useless...if you have a lot of songs. Please where is the disable search entire library function?.You can change the criteria for searching on the pull down menu but that does nothing much to the search mechanism..
Currently Being ModeratedDec 12, 2012 3:36 PM (in response to clbobman)
It just frustrates me so much that so much of computing these days seems be weathering stupid changes like this. Try using Word these days. really it is just a joke. I started using that program seriously in 1988 while writing a Masters thesis on a SE Macintiosh. More than 20 years later the problem is STILL the same. On a large document of any more than 80 pages the thing just will not scroll. I have a MacBOOK pro with 8 GB of RAM so what the **** is the problem.? It is program design. Just a load of useless stuff that is not needed. Please guys wake up and listen to people who actually use your products. Why can´t people maybe start thinking about simplicity in their design instead of bull....t. It just seems so destructive to me. really over it
Currently Being ModeratedDec 12, 2012 4:14 PM (in response to thescientist8371)
You should rephrase that to iTunes 11 is S***...
Currently Being ModeratedDec 13, 2012 1:13 PM (in response to thescientist8371)
Has any figured out how to search the old way? I'm not a fan of the changes.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 20, 2013 3:04 AM (in response to mjcm_nl)
This solution in #2 does NOT fix the problem, or make it any better.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 20, 2013 4:18 AM (in response to steynrr)
This is what i see in my itunes with music selected on the iPhone
If i enter Tom in the search box I get this
Seems to work and I did untick Search Entire Library as per post 2
I do not have Manually manage music so I cannot delete of there but Search seems to work
All I did was untick the Search Entire Library in y music library. It was greyed out on my iphone content
Currently Being ModeratedJan 26, 2013 8:10 PM (in response to thescientist8371)
The crippled search is one of the biggest failures in the new iTunes 11. Can only search for Song, Artist, Album and Composer. It's like Apple suddenly forgot that there are other important tags like genre and comment.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 29, 2013 8:50 AM (in response to mjcm_nl)
no joke, i've been fighting this new search technique for months. I wish I would have stumbled on this thread sooner. Thank you mjcm_nl. Just made me a very happy camper.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 31, 2013 1:32 PM (in response to thescientist8371)
I think Apple felt pressure to release something. The whole thing just seems cobbled together with no real improvements other than cleaner look and the Up Next list.
No wonder the stock has crumbled....
Currently Being ModeratedAug 24, 2013 10:04 AM (in response to thescientist8371)
my search box is not working at all! It wont allow me to type anythin in the box!!. You ever cure your problem
Currently Being ModeratedAug 24, 2013 12:26 PM (in response to AsTheTuneTurns)
I agree totally, developers should not be FORCED into making changes,. This is a very dangerous situation. I believe a good program SHOULD reach a point where it is stable for a number of years with minor debugs etc. However to just dump whole philosophies of thinking like Tunes 11 did is sad.
What is happening to program design across the board in the last ten years. I am sick of spending 50% of my computer time dealing with re-learning that which I already knew. I have to do it in many programs that once were well designed, did what you needed to do, and did not try to complicate things too much.
Does anyone else here feel this way? Is there not enough on our plates trying to come to terms with all the new, exciting program developments, and apps, without having to relearn that which was once second nature in our trusted programs? Can Apple. Inc not see that destroying the faith of the initial client base will eventually destroy their product? I would leave out of iTunes if had the time to find something else. I will leave eventually.
Are designers just jealous, scared, or forced into making these gross changes?
This is a dangerous time in computing I believe. Companies like Apple.Inc were once companies that had a special, distinct, philosophy. They did not try to imitate, they did what they did and they did it well.
Are they becoming scared of the competition? I just do not get it.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 2, 2013 5:58 PM (in response to clbobman)
DId you ever find a solution to this? I upgraded to mavericks and was forced to upgrade my itunes. Now I'm ******. My search function is totally messed up! I used to type "happy" into the box, and any file that had the word happy in it would be displayed in the window. Now it shows everything in a dropdown menu that makes no sense and take me into this stupid view of albums when I click on it.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 3, 2013 10:09 AM (in response to M Irwin)
I acutally did!
When itunes is open type the word in the search bar. Underneath it will say "show "word" in music"
That;s actually a button. Click it and it works like the old search function! (ie is useful)