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I confess I don't understand "Up Next"

361 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: Feb 4, 2013 6:40 AM by Eddie Strauss RSS
Eddie Strauss Level 3 Level 3 (990 points)
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Jan 27, 2013 6:59 AM

I used to think I was smart. Since the day iTunes 11 came out I have been trying to master Up Next and Play Next and Add to Next, etc. Here's what I want to do:


I would like to be able to have an Album open that shows all the available tracks. I would like to highlight several of them - the Movements of a Symphony, say, and then with a click have that selection be what plays next. Or right away if there's no prior list. Every time I try I seem to get the entire Album list starting with my first highlighted selection. That is, many more than I have selected.


What seems logical to me is to make the selection and then right click inside the highlighted area and choose Play Next. But that does not limit to the selected items. How do you do it?

OS X Mountain Lion
  • Steve Taylor1 Level 5 Level 5 (4,660 points)
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    Jan 27, 2013 7:19 AM (in response to Eddie Strauss)

    If i select multile tracks from an album holding down the Cmd button while you click to select tracks. Then rather than using the grey arrow to add to next, I right click on the tracks and select Add to up next. Then it should just put the selected tracks in the Up Next.


    Or i can just drag the tracks upto the up next in the play window

  • Steve Taylor1 Level 5 Level 5 (4,660 points)
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    Jan 27, 2013 8:05 AM (in response to Eddie Strauss)

    I admit i clear the list first and then add my music. If I want to add a whole Album or playlist the Action button by the side of the name works fine. If I just want to do various tracks I drag and drop them onto the icon.


    If I want to do tracks from multiple albums I use the Songs view , Select the albums i want in the Column browser then select the tracks I want and drag them to the up next button.


    A lot of the time I will create a playlist instead and just play the playlist then I always have it..


    There are usually many ways to do things on a computer some are good and some not so good. It is whatever you are most comfortable with that matters. If you find up Next a bit unpredictable stick with playlists they work just fine and you can sync them to your device

  • Steve Taylor1 Level 5 Level 5 (4,660 points)
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    Jan 27, 2013 8:14 AM (in response to Eddie Strauss)

    I hope it has made it more predictable for you


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