1 Reply Latest reply: Apr 16, 2007 7:15 AM by Zevoneer
Simonh256 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
hi - just transferred to a mac. is lovely but getting some issues with itunes functioning a bit differently. i have more than 10,000 songs so have to update and deselect songs to fit new ones on the ipod. was not a problem in windows but is not clear how i can deselect multiple songs (e.g. a whole album) in the mac version. in windows i simply select all then select the deselect option. whilst the equivalent works for multiple amending of album details it does not for deselecting tracks to put up on ipod (i.e. the little tick box thing). can anyone help? it might be i am just not used to the apple keyboard. cheers, Simon

macpower book and windows pc, Mac OS X (10.4), also windows pc
  • Zevoneer Level 9 Level 9 (52,700 points)
    To check or uncheck all the songs in a list, Command-click the checkbox next to a song. Command is the ⌘ (Apple) key: iTunes Keyboard Shortcuts for OSX

    An alternative to unchecking songs when your library is larger than the capacity of your iPod you can choose the update option "Sync Music - Selected playlists". This means you can continue to use the whole library to listen to while only a selection from it goes on to the iPod. Open iTunes and create a playlist to update your iPod from, call it -iPod to make it the first playlist in Sources. You can make this a normal playlist and drag whatever you want to it or you can make it a random Smart playlist. If you are making a smart playlist limit it to just less than the size of your iPod. Now connect your iPod and when it appears in the Source list click on the iPod icon to bring up the preference tabs in the main pane. Go to the Music tab and choose Sync Music and the Selected playlists radio button. Choose the playlist you just made from the selection and click Apply. You can also sync from any existing playlists by choosing the same setting:
    iTunes: Creating playlists of your favorite songs
    How to create a Smart Playlist with iTunes
    Loading songs onto iPod automatically - Mac