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codydhorner Level 1 (15 points)

Hi guys,


Overall iTunes 11 offers some nice improvements, and the ability to have a bit of the 'legacy' functionality in allowing the sidebar to still be used etc. is great. Very glad I can configure it.


However.... I can no longer double click anywhere in the title bar or header for iTunes to minimize the application which is extremely frustrating as it breaks the pattern from EVERY other OS X application where you have the option to double click to minimize, and to minimize into the application icon.


Does anyone know how to fix this, or is this not possible until Apple puts this feature back in?

  • wakachaka Level 1 (0 points)

    Same here. One of the 1st things I noticed when using this new application. I hope it's sorted pretty soon.

  • scarycall Level 1 (0 points)

    I did a search if it was just me, or a setting I was missing.  Must be either a bug they didn't notice before sending it out.  Odd, since I thought everybody used double click to dock.

  • codydhorner Level 1 (15 points)

    I hope it's soon they fix it too - annoying me every time I forget and have to minimize it another way.


    The default configuration of the machines in the Apple store is kind of annoying. I hope it wasn't an oversight or a cue towards simplification. In the store... the icons on the dock have no zoom at all, so one of the 'cool and defining' differences in OSX (IMO) is the dock behaviour and design with reflections etc. The applications all minimize to the right on the dock, instead of into their application icons and right click on the mouse setups is turned off, and the icons look messy on the right until you turn documents/downloads into display as folder. Makes things seem like a fisher-price toy a little bit until you customize it properly. I know a few people who weren't really liking OSX until a few of these options were turned on, and made a huge difference for them.


    Anyways long story short.... let's get the functionality back Apple!

  • BensonFam Level 1 (0 points)

    I am having the same issue.  Anyone know when a fix will come?


    Not major, but annoying!

  • JamesHarry Level 1 (0 points)

    I too am annoyed by this. It's a basic function shared by all the programs I use. Clicking the titlebar to minimize the window is a routine part of my workflow. I hope there is a way around this soon.

  • ThanePeters Level 1 (0 points)

    Please submit feedback to Apple, and tell them restore this feature in iTunes 11.  Why do they have constantly tweak $#@%!!??  I've been using Macs for over a decade, but it's irritating stuff like this that makes me just want to leave Apple.


  • kilima Level 3 (585 points)

    Three coloured buttons on the top-left of the window. Click the middle one with the "-". Window --> Dock

  • ThanePeters Level 1 (0 points)

    @Kilima I assure you that the 48 people who liked codydhorner's post (and the thousands of other poeple that are thrown off by Apple taking away this functionanility), know how to use the 3 (irritating and ineffecient) buttons in the upper left corner of the program.  We don't want a work around.  We want the double click and minimize functionality restored.  :-)

  • kilima Level 3 (585 points)

    Sorry. Was replying to the "I hope there is a way round this", which to me sounded like this was someone who didn't know about the buttons.

  • aviavi Level 1 (0 points)

    I hope Apple fixes this very annoying user interface change, and I hope this wasn't some concious decision, because it makes no sense to only be able to minimzize by clicking on the yello circle.

      Does Apple read these forums?


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  • mechanic43 Level 1 (85 points)

    It is extremely annoying in that it breaks apples own human interphase guidlines.  Every other window and app follows this except iTunes 11.  Please fix this issue apple.

  • krall Level 1 (0 points)

    I agree that it's annoying. Shortcut I use in place of the double-click functionality: Command M.

  • XgAD Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm really bummed out that they still haven't fixed this UI issue or at least publically responded as to why the change was made.  It's one of the major things that consistently bugs me when using itunes since I'm always switching between it and other windows to choose songs.  I know the cmd-M option is there, but it's really not the same and totally breaks my workflow.  Perhaps it's just a sign to look for better music player alternatives that are still able to care about the seemingly small issues that are important to a lot of users.

  • e6bnfo Level 1 (0 points)

    This is an issue Apple needs to fix.  It's a great feature and needs to be consistent across all programs.  Address Book has the same issue.  Shouldn't have to hunt for the little button when a simple double click does the trick.  Love Apple, but this is symptomatic of the fundamental corporate flaws driving the stock into the ground.

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