It's a ******* awful update from Apple.
Possibly their worst ever!
And you know why?
Because it's so like the Windows we turned away from back in the day.
It'll probably start performing illegal operations soon...
For starters, it looks like someone from Microsoft has hacked itunes and tried to make it look and perform like an old version of Windows Media Player.
The proportions of the screen just don't seem right.
There are large gaps of useless space and the information bar seems squeezed right into the top of the screen.
Because I have 46,000 odd songs, i don't have a complete cover art catalogue and this itunes seems geared towards people that do.
I also hate that Go To Current Current Song (apple L) doesn't highlight the actual current song i'm listening to anymore. It's just takes me the same playlist or whatever.
I'm so annoyed with myself for updating the software, the last itunes was a joy to use in terms of efficiency for searching large libraries.
In this version, the drop down menus have the annoyance factor of advertising pop ups when cruising the net.
It doesn't seem to make sense...
The whole thing seems so very un-Apple and I can only hope with the plenty of complaints out there that they listen and make an effort to retune this update.
This has to be one of the only Apple updates that I can honestly say I despise.
One positive though, it that the ability to change the next song that plays is a great addition.
It would be great if you could do the same with playlists.
I had to use Pacifist twice to make this all work, and then replace the "iTunes Library.itl" file from a Time Machine backup, but it does resolve all the iTunes 11 problems, and returned me comfortably to 10.7, where I'll be staying until Apple pulls its cranium out of its arse and returns us to the thrilling days of yesteryear.
I thought the same thing...
The search doesn't work properly anymore either. Artists within a compliations don't show up in search but the name of the song does.
The mini player option is just terrible.
Cmd Shift M worked just perfectly, why change it?
The actual look and skin is much nicer but the actual function is a backward step. Too many "helpful options".. .I was waiting for a microsoft paperclip to popup to give me more unneeded help...
itunes brilliance was its simplicity.
I've switched back to itunes 10 using these simple steps
Delete itunes 11 out of the applications folder
Delete the iTunes Library.itl file from the mac
Goto the itunes download page and download the old version and reinstall.
The only downer is that you have to readd all your songs back into itunes but its worth it.
The only problem will be that iphones/ipads/ipods will eventually ONLY work with the latest version of itunes so lets hope apple fix the bugs and possibly give us a "classic option" within the latest version.
Thank you very much everyone for your input. It took me ages but I was finally able to get the good old itunes back! I can't believe how bad the iTunes 11 is! ***? It's just so awful. I got on itunes store and gave pretty bad feedback about it, I hope heaps of other people do and the make that 'Classic" version available as mentioned earlier.
Thanks again guys!
Hated change just for the sake of change... and iTunes 11 is just rubbish!
Not that good an app already and then to make it worse is quite an achievement!
It's frankly just too bloody arrogant of the iTunes team not implementing a REVERT to previous version or some kind of 'CANCEL' option after a 'test drive' of the new and incomprehensible v. 11, even if it was good!?
And where's there even a 'DEFAULT' setting?
Not impressed at all.. and as a user I WANT OPTIONS, certainly NOT imposed w. an app that is near impossible to revert to former and well known setup, 'just because'!
I don't use iTunes all that much for my daily music so I can tolerate it. I'm sure there's some method in this madness, but this new version is driving me bonkers! It's going to take some time to figure out where everything is and perhaps it will eventually all make sense but right now it's insane and I hate it.
This IS the worst update ever. It is so different there is NO way I will ever be comfortable with it. What they need is a classic view version and this piece of crap version. iTunes was probably the last thing in this world I enjoyed. I have temporal lobe epilepsy and have memory problems. I constantly search my house for things I've misplaced and cannot find. Now I need to do this with my iTunes library? Please Apple. Fix this.
I did all the steps to back up to 10.7 and everything worked, except that half of my purchsed music (the older half) asks for authorization to play. I plug in my apple ID and password and still get the error. Anything I purchased after a specific point in late 2007 plays fine, just the older stuff. Anyone having that kind of issue?