Currently Being ModeratedMar 28, 2013 12:02 PM (in response to Niku)
Of course, if this can be done with the current version of iTunes, I'd appreciate knowing how to do it.
Click in the Search field on the magnifying glass and unselect "search entire library." Also, pull down View > Show Sidebar.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 28, 2013 12:23 PM (in response to Michael Allbritton)
This looks like a promising start. I clicked on the magnifying glass in the iTunes search bar, and typed in "search entire library". That produced a drop down menu entitled, "search entire library". In this drop down menu were the following: All, Song, Album, Artist, Composer.
I was able to move the checkmark around to apply to any one choice, but I was not able to delete the checkmark entirely, or to make it apply to more than one.It seemed as if it had to apply to one of those I mentioned above. If that's the way it's supposed to be, where should I apply the checkmark?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 28, 2013 9:19 PM (in response to Niku)
Do not type anything in the search field. Click on the magnifying glass... A small menu drops down. Next to "search entire library" is a check. Click the check to remove it. This will restore the previous search behavior.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 28, 2013 9:30 PM (in response to Michael Allbritton)
That didn't help, but I haven't yet done your last step. Maybe that's all that's missing. As I understand your instructions, I should click on VIEW in the menu bar. Okay, but I don't see the "Show Sidebar" you mention. Where is that?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 29, 2013 6:20 AM (in response to Niku)
The "Show Sidebar" option was in my VIEW drop down menu this morning, but clicking on it didn't help. My iTunes search bar stil only shows one 40-second recording by Karen Carpenter, but I know that there are at least two more because I can retrieve them by typing their titles into the iTunes search bar. I also played them.
I'm wondering if it might help to completely uninstall iTunes and then reinstall it. For years I complained about the lousy quality of so many websites. There were so many ways in which they were defective, or so I thought. Then, someone had me trash certain of my Safari preferrrences, and I found out that the problem had been with my browser, not the websites. Could it be that my problem with iTunes is simply that some of its preferrences have become corrupted? If so, that won't help me, because I'd get lost trying to find the right ones to fix.
Finallly, just to make sure that I'm not wasting my time, are you saying that if my version of iTunes (11.02) was operating correctly, I would be able to do the things I have mentioned, i.e., produce a continuous list of all the recordings of a particular artist in my iTunes library by typing that artist's name into the iTunes' search bar?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 30, 2013 6:58 AM (in response to Michael Allbritton)
I unchecked it yesterday, but I had to do it again today. I hope it's not something I'll have to do everytime I use iTunes. Anyway, it works--in the "new" iTunes format. I still dislike this style very much, but I've decided to live with it rather than go to the trouble of bringing back my preferred format.