5 Replies Latest reply: Dec 4, 2012 8:59 AM by Chelicerata
Loren Ryter Level 2 Level 2

Can this "feature" be disabled with a (hidden) preference?  With a large library it makes searching impossible. It simply locks up iTunes on the first letter typed.

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4), iPhone 4 (5.0.1)
Solved by Loren Ryter on Dec 1, 2012 5:09 AM Solved

Apparently you can and it's obvious but not intuitive.  Just pull down the submenu in the search field and disable "Seach Entire Library".  It then changes to "Search Music".  This then works in most of the views (I tried Albums and Artits).  If you're in Playlists view it searches the selected playlist.  I created a smart playlist called "Music" which has the sole criterion of Media Kind = Music and is live updating. Then you can search that in the old fashion.