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Friday, October 5, 2007

Opening a playlist in a new window!

I sometimes create playlists for events or even just for myself and I like dragging music from one playlist to another. It is possible to do it in iTunes, but you cannot easily see what is in both playlists at the same time. One thing that I didn't know is that iTunes can have multiple windows! This effectively solves this issue. The obvious way of opening a playlist in a new window would be to double-click on the name of the playlist, but it doesn't work. When you double-click on it, it lets you rename the playlist. The way to do it is to double-click on the icon that is at the left of the name of the playlist. That's it! You immediately get a new window with the playlist you chose.

When you double-click on the name of the playlist:


The new window you get when double-clicking the icon:

11 Comments:

Blogger zevie said...

I think most people know that?!

October 5, 2007 at 3:32 AM  
Blogger damoscope said...

Yes, i have to agree. This is pretty basic stuff. If you can't use iTunes, don't even bother with the rest of the Mac

October 5, 2007 at 5:16 AM  
Blogger Blayk said...

Come on zevi and damoscope, please don't become elitist. The Mac family grows by thousands and the 'Mac Tips' are a fantastic way for everyone to grow in ability and confidence and it's fun!

October 5, 2007 at 6:28 AM  
Blogger Randon said...

I love this tip. I knew about the new window thing, but I hated having it open every time I wanted to change the name. I always have had to click wait............. then click again so that it didn't it consider it a double click. Now I can edit many playlists in half the time without the frustration! Oh, and I've been on Mac for a while zevie and Damo!

October 5, 2007 at 8:37 AM  
Blogger Jamie O'Brien said...

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October 5, 2007 at 1:42 PM  
Blogger Ryan said...

As 'blayk' says there are new Mac people all the time and how else will they learn all the tricks and tips? I have learnt a lot from here being a new Mac user so that's for the support and advice!

October 5, 2007 at 2:07 PM  
Blogger damoscope said...

Granted. I agree. Sorry for my negative comments, but i do look forward to a new tip everyday, and when it's such a simple thing like double clicking, it's kinda a let down.
Anyhow. Congratulations all you folks who can use iTunes more efficiently.

October 5, 2007 at 7:40 PM  
Blogger chicho.san said...

I agree with damoscope. I'm glad that newcomers learn more about mac, but we old-time users will like something new from time to time =)

October 6, 2007 at 7:05 AM  
Blogger Joan said...

SOME people don't know it. I can't use iTunes but I'm learning and my intention IS to bother with the rest of the MAC (thanks damoscope) People who are new MAC users need these very basic tips. A big problem with a lot of instructions it that the leave out important information because it is assumed that the reader knows something which they do not. This is the same as incomplete information. Not very helpful at all. So for the consideration of the new MAC use.. basic is betters.

October 6, 2007 at 11:05 AM  
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October 6, 2007 at 11:06 AM  
Blogger Matthew said...

I've been using a mac every day for over three years, and as a musician i use itunes a lot. i don't know what it makes me, but this is the first i'd heard about multiple windows on itunes. thank you!

October 11, 2007 at 4:40 AM  

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