Currently Being ModeratedOct 17, 2013 11:50 AM (in response to turingtest2)
The main differences between iTunes 11 and earlier versions are the loss of coverflow and ability to have multiple windows open.
In Windows, you can restore much of the look & feel of iTunes 10.7 with these shortcuts:
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Thanks. Quite a useful list of commands to keep handy. I'd also like to point out the view mode that used to be similar to artist or album view but grouped by "genre" in version 10.7.
In version 11.1 (not sure when it was added, but I certainly didn't know it existed until it was pointed out) when you view music in list mode (possibly other media types as well, haven't explored too much), you can turn on "column browser" mode (sorry.. going by memory, but it should be something like view menu -> show column browser). It actually makes browsing a large library fairly easy.
Thinking about it, it does seem to be a better way to group or subdivide the library selection than the previous "genre" that I'm used to in 10.7, since you can select from many columns like album, artist, genre, composer, etc to sub-select.
That and to point out it seems version 11 relies on (and requires) the menu a lot more than previous versions for simple library navigation.
I hate saying this, but I think I could almost live with version 11 if I had no other choice but to upgrade.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 17, 2013 12:01 PM (in response to pegaudet)
Turning the column browser on or off again is (I think) the same menu command as the previous version which is probably why I neglected to mention it, but yes it is a useful view which some people may not discover.
I like iTunes 11, but given the option I'd have Cover Flow back for the fun of it. And either multiple windows or a split screen mode for comparing lists, although I tend to use smart playlists on the whole. It is also worth noting that files can be dragged into playlists from Windows Explorer/Finder views which may be a workaround for some people's previous uses of multiple playlist windows.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 20, 2013 2:19 PM (in response to cargaut)
I just found out suuper late that you can no longer allow guest to ask for songs with the remote app, if the new interface was anoying enogh this tops it. Great apple, it seams like you do things worse every day, BTW i hate IOS 7... oh Steve Jobs how we miss you
Currently Being ModeratedOct 26, 2013 4:52 AM (in response to cargaut)
Went to my local phone store last month to order an iPhone 5s as my 4s's contract was just about up.
Got home and discovered the 5s requires iTunes 11...
Cancelled the 5s. (Which turned out to be a blessing when I saw how bad iOS7 looked on my coworker's new phone.)
So, after some thought, decided to buy last year's iPhone 5, as it had iOS6 pre-installed. (I also got the retina-display iPad - also with iOS6.)
So, I guess that does it for me as far as buying new Apple products. iOS6 and iTunes 10.7 have the look and functionality I like.
No reason to "upgrade" from here on out.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 27, 2013 4:33 AM (in response to cargaut)
i also hate the itunes 11 (im not meaning to bump this thread as i will explain why i hate it) as it (every time) decrypts the root fs then backs up a freshly made ibss and checks it aginst stock ones (meaning: no downgrads, and no coustom firmware restores because if its one bit out of sync with apple's stock ibss for that build... the server tells itunes to not restore.)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 27, 2013 9:01 AM (in response to DungHo)
A child could have designed better thats for sure .... and it gets worse the further you drill down into this piece of flopware ... Just bizzaire how Apple could let this one loose on a previously contented set of customers.
Updating your iphone's music is a major task now taking up far too much times .... ..and whats with every **** download I've ever done 'appearing' on the phone ...If I wanted them to show I would load them in myself thanks.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 27, 2013 9:08 AM (in response to Michelle_us66)
Actually thats a great idea ...I'll pick up an i5 with 10.7 and live with that until either they fix this abomination or some bright spark offers a great alternative ...which will happen I'm hopefull for...
Currently Being ModeratedOct 27, 2013 9:12 AM (in response to cargaut)
I have just spent the last 45 minutes TRYING to get the music that I want to hear on to my ipad mini. Apple,I have been trying to work with this crippleware to no satisfaction. Good thing I have a 4th gen ipod for listening to music!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2013 5:15 PM (in response to elpresidente95)
Unbelievable how bad this new itunes 11 and iOS7 is ..again ..wanted to load in just a few albums to the iphone to listen in the car .....over 45 minutes later its still trying to reload the over 8 gigs worth that were already on there...then stuff I've purchased online which quite frankly I do not want on the phone ..... whats with this?
Anyone got any idea what they are trying to achieve with all this apart from just ******* us off?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2013 6:10 PM (in response to RobboMac)
I don't personally believe Appe is trying to rip us off. They've just hired stupid people (whom believe they are hip and with it) that are taking a new direction.
In addition to endless iTunes complaints I'm now getting them on IOS7, beginning with the hard-to-read dialing keypad. It's looking like that metro thing!
But whatever the situation, you're seeing User Interfaces designed by people that aren't thinking correctly or critically. You're seeing trendy forms take precedence over function.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2013 6:43 PM (in response to RobboMac)
oh it was not 'ripping us off' that was in there just something that rhymes with it but starts with a P
..a long was of saying it might be 'just really annoying us and making us very unhappy about their recent decisions'
Poor Steve ..all he worked for ... gone to pot....
Currently Being ModeratedOct 28, 2013 9:06 PM (in response to DungHo)
There. That's the answer I was looking for. Now I'm definitely not upgrading to iOS7, since I already got rid of iTunes 11 and went back to 10.7. If iOS7 forces me to use 11, then forget it.
If Apple wants to draw a line in the sand and force the issue without making SERIOUS adjustments to iTunes 11 & iOS7 to make them more like their predecessors, then I'll start looking at Androids or other platforms. Simple as that. This is the line.
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