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Saturday, June 9, 2007

Looking up info about a song from iTunes on Google!

A great tip submitted by Oscar Meijer: Looking up info about a song from iTunes on Google! If you are looking for information about a specific song, Googling the name along with the artist is usually the easiest method. It can be done right in iTunes by using a shortcut located in the Services menu. It is "Search with Google". What is really cool is that if you highlight a song, and press "Shift-Command-L", it will open Safari (or your default browser) and search the name, the artist and the album of the selected song in Google. It is much quicker than retyping all that info! Thanks for the great tip Oscar!

10 Comments:

Blogger KIKE said...

how come do u have so many services? i dont have that much? is there any way i can get those?

June 8, 2007 at 10:20 PM  
Blogger Balakrsihnan Rajamma said...

"Shift-Command-L" seems to work in all Mac software, not just iTunes. highlight what you want and do "Shift-Command-L"

June 9, 2007 at 12:10 AM  
Blogger Wayne said...

Just tried this tip in Firefox and it does not work. Same for Camino. It does work in Safari but does not bring the Safari window to the front as I'd expected it to.

June 9, 2007 at 9:51 AM  
Blogger Bracken said...

Mine also only opens Safari, doesn't bring it to the front, and seems to search for everything about the song: Song Time Artist Album Date Played Play Count

This doesn't yield any results from Google because of this. Great tip but I can't get it to work.

June 9, 2007 at 2:06 PM  
Blogger Katherine said...

Not for me either... :-\

June 9, 2007 at 5:54 PM  
Blogger Jeff said...

Yep, def searches all the information and returns nothing

June 9, 2007 at 6:28 PM  
Blogger D.Ice said...

Tip works great just wish they had more detailed info on artist and maybe list of other songs.

June 10, 2007 at 8:05 AM  
Blogger Double E said...

how'd you get a widget for your blog?

June 14, 2007 at 7:19 AM  
Blogger Kevin said...

t indeed brings up Safari (not to the front though) but I tried a half dozen (purchased) songs and it found nothing1

June 16, 2007 at 10:19 AM  
Blogger Kevin said...

It indeed brings up the Safari browser although not to the front but I tried a 1/2 dozen recently purchased songs and it found noting

June 16, 2007 at 10:20 AM  

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