I'm having the same issue. Very frustrating... after choosing or search for a specific band or song, I'm unable to get iTunes 11 to shuffle my entire library again. I click stop, play, stop again, select all albums, select an alternate band, alternate album... nothing works. it simply plays whatever band or album i clicked on and shuffles within. Choosing all albums (songs, etc) continues to play from the last selection. FRUSTRATING.
To get back to full shuffle, the steps are:
- Select "Music" from the LIBRARY list
- Set the view to "Songs"
- Doubleclick any visible song
- Make sure the shuffle icon is on
- Skip to the next song to hear your first randomly chosen song.
A system wide "shuffle all my music" keystroke would be really handy. Or any other options simpler than the current awkward steps — no way to shuffle without playing a chosen song first.
That seems to be the winning combiation, Chelicerata. Thanks.It seems so simple, yet if you don't follow those precise steps, you're SOL.... Simply clicking on MUSIC from the library and NEXT would be ideal.
For example, I'll have column view enabled and All (Genres) > All (Artists) > All (Albums) selected which displays my entire collection, though if I click next with shuffle on, I'm confined to current album shuffle ****...
Thanks again for cracking the safe!