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iTunes 8.1 window too big - can't see bottom to resize.

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Neil Baylis Calculating status...
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Mar 17, 2009 3:54 PM
Just downloaded iTunes 8.1. On launch the window is too big. The row of buttons at the bottom of the window are off the bottom of the screen - as is the corner you grab to resize (whatever that's called). How do I resize the window?
MacBook Pro 15", Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (234,630 points)
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    Mar 17, 2009 4:11 PM (in response to Neil Baylis)
    Press the green button at the top of the window, or open the Script Editor in the /Applications/AppleScript/ folder and run:

    tell application "iTunes"
    set bounds of window 1 to {296, 97, 1394, 996}
    end tell

    (41743)
    iMac Late 2007 Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • Trevor Weimer Level 1 Level 1 (135 points)
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    Mar 18, 2009 10:03 AM (in response to Niel)
    all that did was move the window to the middle of the screen. It doesn't actually resize the window.
    Power Mac G5, Dual 2's, 3 GIG o'RAM, Blah Blah Blah, Mac OS X (10.5.5), My brain tells my fingers what to type. It's not the computers fault.
  • Trevor Weimer Level 1 Level 1 (135 points)
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    Mar 18, 2009 10:16 AM (in response to Trevor Weimer)
    instead of this:
    tell application "iTunes"
    set bounds of window 1 to {296, 97, 1394, 996}
    end tell

    do this:
    tell application "iTunes"
    set bounds of window 1 to {296, 97, 800, 600}
    end tell
    Power Mac G5, Dual 2's, 3 GIG o'RAM, Blah Blah Blah, Mac OS X (10.5.5), My brain tells my fingers what to type. It's not the computers fault.
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,395 points)
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    Mar 18, 2009 10:48 AM (in response to Trevor Weimer)
    set bounds of window 1 to {296, 97, 1394, 996}

    The 1st 2 are for the top left coordinates of the window and last 2 are the lower right coordinates of the window.
    iMac G5 (Rev B) ALS - 2 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.11), silver mini, blue mini, silver shuffle
  • Earl S. Calculating status...
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    Mar 19, 2009 9:53 AM (in response to Trevor Weimer)
    I was having the exact same problem. I ran the script and it worked perfectly. Thanks for the help!!!
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • room1012 Calculating status...
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    Mar 20, 2009 6:06 AM (in response to Trevor Weimer)
    This worked perfectly. I was having the same problem.

    Thanks!
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,395 points)
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    Mar 20, 2009 11:48 AM (in response to Earl S.)
    This will max the iTunes window to the screen

    tell application "iTunes"
    set {d1, d2, d3, d4} to (desktop's window's bounds)
    set margins to {d1 + 10, d2 + 54, d3 - 10, d4 - 148}
    set bounds of window 1 to margins
    end tell
    iMac G5 (Rev B) ALS - 2 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.4.11), silver mini, blue mini, silver shuffle
  • Clay Schwenn Calculating status...
    I'm having a similar but slightly different problem. When I click on the "I" button to get episode information for a podcast, the window extends beyond the boundaries of the screen. When I try to close it with "open apple-W", it closes the main window. If I do it again then it closes the info window. I've tried the script (it resizes the main window, but not the info window) and windowwrangler to no avail. Thoughts?
    G5 1.6GHz, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • CHBandon Calculating status...
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    Mar 24, 2009 2:53 PM (in response to Trevor Weimer)
    This fixed my problem with iTunes
    iMac G5, Mac OS X (10.5.5), Macbook
  • Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (73,395 points)
    I've tried the script (it resizes the main window, but not the info window)

    Change *window 1* to *window 2*

    tell application "iTunes"
    set {d1, d2, d3, d4} to (desktop's window's bounds)
    set margins to {d1 + 10, d2 + 54, d3 - 10, d4 - 148}
    set bounds of window 2 to margins
    end tell
    iMac G5 (Rev B) ALS - 2 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.6), silver mini, blue mini, silver shuffle
  • Clatter Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    I am having the same problem with the info window- "window 2". I tried to run the script exactly as copied but I always get the message "can't get window of desktop's bounds". Notice also that it changes the wording to window of desktop. I am completely unfamiliar with AppleScript so maybe I am not doing this right. Any suggestions?
    iMac Intel core2duo,2Ghz, 2Gb 160Gb
  • schpydurx Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 25, 2009 8:04 PM (in response to Trevor Weimer)
    Thanks man! You saved my ***. I was about to be all pissy thinking that this was yet another 8.1 bug.
    miniMax0r 2GB Core 2 Duu @ 2Ghz, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • SKK97 Calculating status...
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    Mar 26, 2009 10:11 PM (in response to Trevor Weimer)
    Thank you so much--this was driving me crazy!
    MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • Jaunty Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Mar 28, 2009 9:47 AM (in response to Trevor Weimer)
    Thanks for this script. I was also having problems with iTunes 8.1 on a BlackBook 2.0Ghz Core Duo. iMac G4 1Ghz was ok. Both on Leopard. First script I've ever run!
    Macbook, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
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