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Shadow90170 Level 1 Level 1

I recently updated to iTunes 11 and I found that the iTunes window is now too big for my screen. It overlaps on all four sides and really makes it a pain to use. I can't even access the scroll bar on the right side of the screen. I am using a PC running Vista still. Any advice on how to resize this window to fit my screen is welcome!

Solved by IIPRIESTNERII on Dec 5, 2012 4:11 PM Solved

I'm not too sure about Windows Vista im afraid, but you could try playing around with this;

 

1.     Type ALT + Spacebar

2.     Click on Size

3.     Press the right arrow key (or the key that "points to" the window border that is off the screen): the cursor should jump to that window border

4.     Press the left arrow key (or the opposite of whatever key you pressed in the previous step) to resize the window: the edge of the window should move in the direction you've chosen.

5.     Press Enter when done resizing.

Reply by georgemg on Dec 4, 2012 11:54 AM Helpful

Same problem here, minimizing the screen and bringing it back up solves the problem temporarily for me, but next time I restart Itunes it happens again.

Reply by IIPRIESTNERII on Dec 4, 2012 12:08 PM Helpful

The fix this problem, when running Windows 7: Drag your iTunes window to the right hand side of your screen so it snaps to the side. Then click the maximise button. Hope this helps!

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  • georgemg Level 1 Level 1

    Same problem here, minimizing the screen and bringing it back up solves the problem temporarily for me, but next time I restart Itunes it happens again.

  • IIPRIESTNERII Level 1 Level 1

    The fix this problem, when running Windows 7: Drag your iTunes window to the right hand side of your screen so it snaps to the side. Then click the maximise button. Hope this helps!

  • Shadow90170 Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks for that but I run Windows Vista. Any ideas for how to fix it on that?

  • IIPRIESTNERII Level 1 Level 1

    I'm not too sure about Windows Vista im afraid, but you could try playing around with this;

     

    1.     Type ALT + Spacebar

    2.     Click on Size

    3.     Press the right arrow key (or the key that "points to" the window border that is off the screen): the cursor should jump to that window border

    4.     Press the left arrow key (or the opposite of whatever key you pressed in the previous step) to resize the window: the edge of the window should move in the direction you've chosen.

    5.     Press Enter when done resizing.

  • Shadow90170 Level 1 Level 1

    This seems to have done the trick! Thank you!

  • Anne CH Postma Level 1 Level 1

    The problem here is that you have to fix it ...

     

    Again it seems the quality control and standards within Apple is not what it used to be.

    I hope Ivy will improve this a.s.a.p.

  • Lexiepex Level 6 Level 6
    expertise.macosx
    Mac OS X

    This not Apple here, just users trying to help each other.

  • Anne CH Postma Level 1 Level 1

    [ignores LexSchellings for being pedantic]

  • derekmski Level 1 Level 1

    These instructions worked for me as a temporary fix on Windows 7.  But like another person said, we should not have to do this, Apple needs to fix this.

     

    1.     Type ALT + Spacebar

    2.     Click on Size

    3.     Press the right arrow key (or the key that "points to" the window border that is off the screen): the cursor should jump to that window border

    4.     Press the left arrow key (or the opposite of whatever key you pressed in the previous step) to resize the window: the edge of the window should move in the direction you've chosen.

    5.     Press Enter when done resizing.

  • DaQi Level 1 Level 1

    This bug is very annoying and needs to be fixed by Apple. In the meantime, I have another work around that lowers the annoyance level slightly.

     

    In Windows 7:

     

    -right click on the itunes icon and selected properties.

    -select the shortcut tab if it is not already selected.

    -in the run field select minimized

    -click ok to accept this change

     

    Now, when itunes opens it opens minimized at the bottom of my screen. I then click on the icon and voila it opens at the correct size for my screen. So this adds an extra click each time I open itunes but at least I am forced to and the problem is automatically solved.

     

    Now if Apple could just get it sorted and fix the bug that would be great!

  • Martin-Bisousnours Level 1 Level 1

    Dear all,

     

    Jumping into the discussion, adding some information to the post. I am running iTunes on Intel MacBook with Mac OS X Lion, and I have same problem. iTunes window is couple of centimeters too large for the screen, each time downsizing it to fit my screen, but at each launch of iTuens, problem is back; get's really anoying.

     

    Anybody any experience with the problem under Mac OS?

     

    Thanks in advance, have a nice day!

  • Toasty Burger Level 1 Level 1

    Actually if you're on Windows 7, then the easiest way would probably be to hold the windows key and then hit left/right then up.  It resizes your window to the side and then maximizes the window

  • tech-no-know Level 1 Level 1

    Got it!~ thanks all!

     

    Message was edited by: tech-no-know

  • ilb3 Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks...that worked fine...Win8.1...I prolly should RTFM in any event.

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