3 Replies Latest reply: Jul 22, 2013 3:33 PM by William Fiveash
MarciaFunebre Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

Hello,

 

When I upgraded my system, MacOS overwrote my iTunes with 11.04 which for me is a big step back in ease of use.

 

Is there anywhere an option to download an older iTunes (10.x) somewhere and overwrite this nasty new one under 10.8.4?

 

Any help would be welcome.


Logic Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4), Mac Pro 3.1, 18 GB RAM, VE-Pro 5
  • 1. Re: How to get iTunes 10 back on Mac OS 10.8.x?
    sberman Level 7 Level 7 (24,480 points)

    There is no way to regress a version of an Apple product.

     

    But if your dismay with the new version has to do with its appearance, you can make iTunes 11 look more like iTunes 10 by doing View > Show Sidebar from iTunes' menu.

  • 2. Re: How to get iTunes 10 back on Mac OS 10.8.x?
    MarciaFunebre Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Thanks for your response.

     

    I know how to get it to act and look like the previous itunes - at least as much as possible.

     

    However:

     

    - 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.

  • 3. Re: How to get iTunes 10 back on Mac OS 10.8.x?
    William Fiveash Level 1 Level 1 (75 points)

    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:

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4553695?start=0&tstart=0

     

    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.