4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 14, 2012 4:08 PM by steffn
GaryKing Level 1 (10 points)

In iTunes 11, how can I create a genius playlist without saving it? This was possible in iTunes 10; I could select a song, hit the Genius button to create a genius playlist based off that song, then if I wanted to, I could click a "Save" button to save the playlist. Otherwise, by default the genius playlist would be overwritten the next time I chose "genius" on a different song.

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), 3.2 GHz Intel Core i3, 16 GB RAM
  • Chelicerata Level 1 (25 points)

    In the "carrot menu" next to each song, I see an option to "Start Genius."


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    When I select that, the list of songs in my Up Next list changes, but there's no "real place" to see the Genius List like the Genius list in the previous version of iTunes. If you select this from a song that's not currently playing, it will start to play (as in the prev itunes).


    I echo your frustration here. So many things seem to be half-way between one model and another.

  • GaryKing Level 1 (10 points)

    Okay thanks. That "Start Genius" button does indeed do what you say. I did try that button earlier, but I thought it did nothing. It doesn't indicate that it changes the "Up next" list. That should be more clear. Apple is usually pretty good at indicating to the user that the user's action has done something, such as with a simple animation.

  • Chelicerata Level 1 (25 points)

    I completely agree. Very behind the scenes.

  • steffn Level 1 (0 points)

    I totally agree! I liked the Genius list in the previous version of iTunes!

    I would love to see it come back! it just doesn't give as much of an overview what's up next this floating thing of a window...

    please give as back the full-window Geniuslist!!