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How to navigate out of iTunes store? (navigation pane missing)

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Bruce Nitro Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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Jan 24, 2011 12:05 PM
I'm stuck in the iTunes store and can't find a way to navigate out. I accidentally clicked on store when I meant to click on radio (common error I do things like this all the time) but after the store loaded suddenly the navigation panel on the left vanished. I have no idea if I hit some hot key to magically make it disappear. Does anyone know how to return the navigational panel on the left? I quit iTunes and relaunched and goes automatically into the store again with no visible way to get out of the store.

Thanks for any help.

[edit] I already tried opening up a new song in iTunes and while it plays there still no directing back to my song list. It's still stuck in the iTunes store.
Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (167,215 points)
    You may have inadvertently chosen the "Show iTunes Store in new window" and then closed the main iTunes window, or an error in the program incorrectly toggled that option. Try this:

    Close the iTunes window by clicking the red button (upper-left - do not quit iTunes). From the Window menu, select iTunes. If my diagnosis is correct, that should give you back a full window.

    Hope this helps.
    iMac Core i7 8GB ATI Radeon 4850, Mac OS X (10.6.6), Also: iMac 2.8 Core 2 Duo 24", IPad 16GB WiFi, Dell w/ Windows 7, Win XP via VM
  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (167,215 points)
    Is there an easier way to get out of it?

    See my post above.

    Is there a hot key or command used to simply restore the navigation pane?

    None I'm aware of.

    Regards.
    iMac Core i7 8GB ATI Radeon 4850, Mac OS X (10.6.6), Also: iMac 2.8 Core 2 Duo 24", IPad 16GB WiFi, Dell w/ Windows 7, Win XP via VM
  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (167,215 points)
    Apple's design philosophy appears to be that the iTunes Store, when opened its own window, is a different window type from that of the primary iTunes browser, and certain window types don't need and hence don't have the sidebar. You'll see the same behavior if you open a playlist in it's own window. So by that logic, there's no sidebar to "restore", per se, since those windows don't have one, and opening a new iTunes window is how you get back to the standard browser.

    You can comment to Apple via their Feedback pages, if you wish:

    http://www.apple.com/feedback

    Regards.
    iMac Core i7 8GB ATI Radeon 4850, Mac OS X (10.6.6), Also: iMac 2.8 Core 2 Duo 24", IPad 16GB WiFi, Dell w/ Windows 7, Win XP via VM
  • Auntie Bez Calculating status...

    Click on View (menu buttons at top left of screen), then Show Sidebar. You've escaped!

  • TonyPSchaefer Calculating status...

    Wow.  That was painful.

    Thanks, Auntie Bez for the 'Sidebar' suggestion.

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