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Reinstalling the iTunes that I liked

334 Views 7 Replies Latest reply: Mar 30, 2013 6:58 AM by Niku RSS
Niku Level 2 Level 2 (285 points)
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Mar 28, 2013 11:40 AM

I use computers, but I don't claim to understand how they work, so please excuse what may seem like a dumb question.

I liked Snow Leopard more than Mountain Lion (the missing scroll arrows) and the older version of iTunes more than the current one, and its recent predecessors. Therefore, I'm going to start using the Snow Leopard side of my hard drive. That will solve half of the problem, but I still have a problem with iTunes. How can I reinstall an earlier version of iTunes that existed before Apple ruined it? I suppose I can just uninstall iTunes when in the Snow Leopard side of my hard drive, but how do I obtain an older version of iTunes to install? Also, I'm not sure when iTunes went wrong, so which version should I install? I want a version that allows me to type an artist in the iTunes search window to produce one continuous list of all of the recordings by that artist in my iTunes library. Similarly, I want to be able to type in the title of a song to produce one continuous list of all of the versions of that song in my iTunes library. Of course, if this can be done with the current version of iTunes, I'd appreciate knowing how to do it.

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  • Michael Allbritton Level 6 Level 6 (16,195 points)
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    Mar 28, 2013 12:02 PM (in response to Niku)

    Niku wrote:

     

    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.

  • Michael Allbritton Level 6 Level 6 (16,195 points)
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    Mar 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.

  • Michael Allbritton Level 6 Level 6 (16,195 points)
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    Mar 29, 2013 8:49 PM (in response to Niku)

    Yes, if you remove the check from "search entire library," in the search box the search will work just as it did in version 10.

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