Thanks for your response.
I know how to get it to act and look like the previous itunes - at least as much as possible.
- The search now comes up with this pop-up menu which gets in my way. I would like to turn it off completely.
When you have a large datase, the fastest way is to type into the search a name followed by other criteria such as album name year or genre. Anything else involves extra clicking and scrolling.
- The album cover cannot be seen in the lower left corner. I don't want it floating in a separate window, and even floating, it only comes up when the piece is playing. Sometimes I just want to verify a name or something on the cover image and for that reason I just want to click a song name once without starting it.
There is no supported way but there are a number of threads detailing how to do it. I've done it on Lion and iTunes 10 worked fine. Anyway, here is one long thread about this subject:
Personally, I'd look at the latter comments to see the latest take on how to do this safely. Oh, and make sure you have a current Time Machine or other, full system backup in case something goes wrong.