6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 26, 2013 4:04 PM by Chasbass
Scott Young Level 1 Level 1

Before iTunes 11, you could be in the Music list, for example, and enter a search item. This would eliminate all items in the Music list not containing that search item. Then you could sort that list and play the list in the order you established, from any chosen item in the list. Now, I don't see how to do that. If you do a seach in iTunes 11, you get a pop-up window with the results, but there is no way to sort that list or play them in that order or from a given spot in that ordered list.

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.1)
  • Thomas B. Robison Level 1 Level 1

    I share your pain, Scott.  I just read the sad news about, Dave Brubeck, passing away.  Went to the search field in iTunes, typed, "Dave Brubeck", it found the items I have, but when I clicked on the item/s, it didn't display what I searched for.  Instead, it just displays EVERYTHING in my library!


    Using the search, I could get it to add the items to "Up Next", but that's all.  This is a real SNAFU!  The search won't find composers.  For instance, if an album has the name of the composer, in the, INFO Window, Search will not show the results.  Absolutely useless.  I'm really surprised about this oversite.  What were they smoking when they put this together?  I want some of that , but I'm really disappointed.

  • Tonya Goodnow Level 1 Level 1

    This was really annoying me too, but Cult of Mac wrote up how to get the search to function like it used to. You click the little magnifying glass in the search box and UNCHECK "Search Entire LIbrary". That will do away with the pop-up search results thing and the search will work the way it did before.

  • Thomas B. Robison Level 1 Level 1

    Ah ha!!!  Thank you so much, Tonya!  That works!

  • W Scott Young Level 1 Level 1

    Thank you very much. Works just like it used to! (I'm trying to give you 10 points but it is not allowing me to...)

  • jman4582 Level 1 Level 1



    I was having this same issue, clicked on the magnifying glass, and everything appeared to be fixed.  However, when I hook up my iPhone to iTunes and try to do a search in just my iPhone library, absolutely nothing happens. No matter what word I type, nothing happens. Any thoughts?

  • Chasbass Level 1 Level 1

    Me too!  I hated the new search results.  Thank you, thank you for showing us the way via Cult of Mac's input.