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How to manage the iPod shuffle manually

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TonyRoberts Calculating status...
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May 12, 2009 1:21 PM
I have an I Pod Classic which I registered on the Dell and it is managed through i Tunes which holds my 'library' of songs . I recently bought an IPod shuffle and registered it on the same machine. I missed the opportunity to manage it manually and it loaded the shuffle with a selection of the current library [ it could not load all the songs as it obviously does not have the capacity.]

I want to know how to view what is on the Shuffle and how to edit it manually.The manual I have downloaded , page 17 , gives advice such as :
"In iTunes select iPod shuffle in the list of devices and then click the summary tab. In the Options select 'Manually manage music.'
When in I Tunes I cannot find the list of devices and therefore have no access to the Shuffle libary or how to change it.

Please offer help.
Dell Inspiron 1501
  • Zevoneer Level 9 Level 9 (52,700 points)
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    May 12, 2009 1:36 PM (in response to TonyRoberts)
    *When in I Tunes I cannot find the list of devices*

    When you connect an iPod it appears in your source pane (the long pane on the left) under the heading "Devices". That's the list the manual refers to. If you click on the iPod icon in the source pane then the iPod preference tabs should appear in the main pane on the right.
    G5 PowerMac 1.8 DP, Black MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5), 30GB iPod 5G, 80 GB iPod Classic, 2nd Generation iPod shuffle
  • Zevoneer Level 9 Level 9 (52,700 points)
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    May 23, 2009 8:24 AM (in response to TonyRoberts)
    *What I cannot work out is how to bring up what is already on the Shuffle*

    Click on the iPod icon in the source list, this will bring up tabs in the right hand pane that will let you view the content of the iPod and choose how to manage and add music to it. You can read more here: Syncing Music to iPod shuffle
    G5 PowerMac 1.8 DP, Black MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5), 30GB iPod 5G, 80 GB iPod Classic, 2nd Generation iPod shuffle
  • 0Ari0 Level 5 Level 5 (4,995 points)
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    May 23, 2009 8:49 AM (in response to Zevoneer)
    Zevoneer wrote:
    *What I cannot work out is how to bring up what is already on the Shuffle*

    Click on the iPod icon in the source list, this will bring up tabs in the right hand pane that will let you view the content of the iPod and choose how to manage and add music to it. You can read more here: Syncing Music to iPod shuffle



    3rd Gen shuffle, like real iPods, now has Music, Audiobooks, Podcasts and
    playlists shown under it the left hand pane. ALL the content shows in the
    the right side pane when Music is clicked... This is a bit different
    from the Contents tab that performed the same function for previous shuffles.
    Ibook/iMac/QS/eMac/PB iPodPhoto, Nano, Shuffle 1/2/3 iTunes8.1(50), Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Zevoneer Level 9 Level 9 (52,700 points)
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    May 23, 2009 9:18 AM (in response to 0Ari0)
    Sounds good, now if only it had some controls on it I might be tempted to get one :>). I presume that clicking on the icon does still bring up tabs for the settings ( a Summary and Podcast tab for example) to the right.
    G5 PowerMac 1.8 DP, Black MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5), 30GB iPod 5G, 80 GB iPod Classic, 2nd Generation iPod shuffle
  • 0Ari0 Level 5 Level 5 (4,995 points)
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    May 23, 2009 9:27 AM (in response to Zevoneer)
    Summary (equivalent to Settings), Music (sync or not and a list of playlists to use
    for syncing from), and Podcasts (sync/no sync and list)...

    My controls on the earphone cable still working fine but my right earphone has begun to fade already.
    Ibook/iMac/QS/eMac/PB iPodPhoto, Nano, Shuffle 1/2/3 iTunes8.1(50), Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Zevoneer Level 9 Level 9 (52,700 points)
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    May 23, 2009 9:56 AM (in response to 0Ari0)
    Oh dear, the curse of the Apple earphones strikes again. Forgot to mention, having to use the Apple supplied earphones until better ones were on the market was another thing put me off. Hopefully there'll be a good selection of compatible third party ones out soon so I can give the new model a go. Take care.
    G5 PowerMac 1.8 DP, Black MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5), 30GB iPod 5G, 80 GB iPod Classic, 2nd Generation iPod shuffle

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