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  • 1,080. Re: Am I the only one to HATE the new iTunes?!
    Pool_Boy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am interested in rolling back to 10.7 like some of you have done, but I am not very computer savy and so the thought of doing this scares me since some people's comments have made doing this sound pretty difficult.  I went online and downloaded a version of 10.7, however I have not actually installed it on my computer yet. 

     

    Here's my question: if I do install it, will it be as simple as a normal update where all of my music will "magically" reappear as it used to be, or will there be all kinds of possible headaches and problems?  Somehow simply installing it and having it work like it used to seems too good to be true.

     

    As much as I hate iTunes 11 at least it works for me and none of my music has been reorganized, categorized etc.  Bad as it is I can live with it if it's going to be a time-consuming confusing nightmare to roll back.

     

    Any guidance would be greatly appreciated!

  • 1,081. Re: Am I the only one to HATE the new iTunes?!
    mbutler532011 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Apparently in 11.0.2 they added a new "composers" filter option. Everything else is ok - tells you what they think of the complaints in this thread:

     

    This update adds a new Composers view for music, improves responsiveness when syncing playlists with a large number of songs, and fixes an issue where purchases may not show up in your iTunes library. This update also includes other stability and performance improvements.

     

    From (http://www.macobserver.com/tmo/article/apple-updates-itunes-to-version-11.02)

  • 1,082. Re: Am I the only one to HATE the new iTunes?!
    ferrarabrainpan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    How much of a hassle is it to roll back to 10.7? For me it was not even close to the constant daily hassle of living with 11 and all its drawbacks. I had to spend half an hour uninstalling and reinstalling and then renaming the library file from the previous libraries folder (that is the important part). There are several threads and posts on how to do that, I'd refer you to them but did not save the links... search the iTunes Windows forum for 'downgrade to version 10' or something similar, or maybe someone here will repost the links or instructions.

     

    The thing that took the most time for me was reimporting all the songs I'd imported in the month since I updated to 11, since those were all missing from the earlier library I had to use to work with 10.7. That was a couple hours at most, and well worth the time and effort.

     

    One important aid I had was that I kept iTunes 11 on my laptop as I did the rollback to 10 on my desktop, so I could see what songs were missing in the older library. I suggest you order the songs in your library under Date Added and copy and paste the most recently added ones into a text file so you have a record of the new songs that will be gone once you roll back to 10, and then you can easily add them back.

     

    I think this whole process was easier for me than for some, because I always had the KEEP ITUNES MEDIA FOLDER ORGANIZED  option in Advanced Preferences box UNCHECKED. and so it was unchecked by default when I installed 11. The unfortunate users who were counting on iTunes to organize their files and folder are the ones whose libraries really got screwed up bad. So I strongly suggest keeping that box unchecked and manually managing the files in your library.

  • 1,083. Re: Am I the only one to HATE the new iTunes?!
    ferrarabrainpan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Not on your life! I'm sticking with iTunes 10.7 forever!

     

    As others have mentioned, I've tried leaving polite feedback and asked for responses, but I don't get any reply at all, from anyone. Apple really has screwed this up in one of the biggest and most unprofessional ways possible.

    My sentiments exactly!

  • 1,084. Re: Am I the only one to HATE the new iTunes?!
    Brottasnigg Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I did and cannot install it properly, after erroneous installation the whole thing is snafu!!

  • 1,085. Re: Am I the only one to HATE the new iTunes?!
    musicartgeek Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Wow. iTunes 11. I'm almost speechless. And the "downgrade" process is ridiculous - you obviously don't want people to uninstall it, and we get that message, so thank you App Zapper.

     

    As I said, only almost speechless.

     

    OK. Really horrible. Appallingly slow, especially with big libraries - the first release was the slowest program in normal usage that I have ever run on my Mac Pro 8-Core 2.8. I mean, I haven't been searching for a new prime number lately, but I do work in multimedia, and need to render things. I could render a lot of crap in the time it takes me to search my library for a simple search term, like, oh I remember... ANYTHING.

     

    I have been looking around for a 3rd party alternative to iTunes for the first time in my life.

     

    An Apple genius in the NYC 59th St store told me that one fix was having "one of the new, way-faster Mac's". And that would be completely cool if it did new amazing things, but it doesn't. It just re-introduced one of the old amazing things the other day (composer categories).

     

    If this is an iTunes for people who aren't really into music, fine, but introduce an iTunes Pro for those of us who are.

  • 1,086. Re: Am I the only one to HATE the new iTunes?!
    musicartgeek Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It's not impossible, and IMO it's worth it. Very good step-by-step from the UK: http://www.macworld.co.uk/ipad-iphone/news/?newsid=3415032

  • 1,087. Re: Am I the only one to HATE the new iTunes?!
    musicartgeek Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    ... Not to mention the excruciating wait (in computer terms) for a Mac Pro with professional I/O. My restore of iTunes was hampered by a number of annoying things, like: using Time Machine in recovery mode means my Mac Pro won't recognize my G-Tech 4 TB Time Machine backup RAID, because it's connected via e-Sata. Have you transferred 3TB with USB2 recently?

  • 1,088. Re: Am I the only one to HATE the new iTunes?!
    DungHo Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    u r definitely right on this.. I use Itunes to manage my 29k music collection.  It's so difficult to use Itunes 11 with my library

  • 1,089. Re: Am I the only one to HATE the new iTunes?!
    jacobwsp1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I could not agree with you more. iT 11 just plain *****. Well, worse than *****. Plus, it's direly frustrating. Although, it's about **** time Apple gets this, because I get an error message from Windows and iTunes force shuts itself. The Apple rep called me and told me they were going to fix it.... There's nothing positive WHATSOEVER about the new 11.

  • 1,090. Re: Am I the only one to HATE the new iTunes?!
    jacobwsp1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I put su-cks and da-mn

  • 1,091. Re: Am I the only one to HATE the new iTunes?!
    mbutler532011 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well, I can definitely confirm that 11.0.2 does not fix any of the problems that have been bugging me, including the unbelievable windowing problem. As you can see from the screenshot, no matter what it was like when I closed it, this is how it opens each time: a windowed app that looks fullscreen but is slightly off-screen to the right so that the scrollbar is hidden offscreen. A small thing but amazingly annoying

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  • 1,092. Re: Am I the only one to HATE the new iTunes?!
    goodgod Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Just wanted to chime in...yes, the iTunes is awful. I find the layout and design confusing. I wish they had an option, a view preference, that matched the old one where it was much more user friendly. This one is kind of clunky and not fun to use.

  • 1,093. Re: Am I the only one to HATE the new iTunes?!
    aquadogusa Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    SebazBiohazard wrote:

     

    Sorry to break it to you all but all you need to do is spend two weeks with the new tunes and you will be happier with it than any other past itunes. I am a happy camper.

    Sorry to break it to you but I've spent 2 months with it and hate it more every day. 

  • 1,094. Re: Am I the only one to HATE the new iTunes?!
    ijdavis Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I hated 11.0.2 enough to uninstall it after a few hours of utter flustration. Major problem.. can't get to my ipod list, in order to manually add files to my ipod.  Whatever else ITunes might offer as features, it is utterly useless if it cannot fulfill its primary purpose -- to permit adding and removing files from an ipod.  To do so you need a [see what is on ipod] button to click and often the button simply doesn't appear, when you select the ipod device.  Worse the select ipod button is cojoined with the disconnect ipod arrow, and clicking on the button disconnected ipod instead of selecting it about half the time.. then had to unplug, plug back in, wait to connect, agree to not scan device, and get back to where I didn't want to be.. with again no [see what is on ipod] button. 

     

    Interface is in my opinion unworkable as one.

     

    Who thought it a good idea to make it easy to disconnect ones ipod, when attempting to view the contents on it.

     

    Having uninstalled 11.0.2, found with difficulty 10.7 downloaded and installed 10.7, 11.7 then refused to work.  It simply announced library was created with a newer version of itunes before quitting.  Loved that extra headache.  Had to discover where itunes had backed up the 10.7 library and restore that before I could even get back to what I had.

     

    Having itunes kindly suggest "do you want to upgrade", stupidly thinking nothing of saying "yes", and then many hours of headache simply isn't appreciated apple.  But then I've spent years having to fight with the fact that Quicktime screws up my machine every time that piece of software needs upgrading, so perhaps I should have known better.  Every time I install Quicktime, videos no longer play in my browser, etc..

     

    I am sick and tired of the mentality out there that everything one is used to can be cavalierly changed, and the end user has to just lump it.  At very least one should offer the option, of staying with what one is used to in terms of look and feel.  Apple, take to heart -- if it isn't broken don't fix it.

     

    Ian Davis

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