Itunes Really Sucks

IdRatherBeSkiing

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Rather than start a new thread -- I notice now when I am working on adding music or adjusting music in MY iTunes library, on the right it shows biographies of the artist and a whole bunch of useless crap like 'similar artists'. How do I disable this complete waste of space? It also cuts off the right side of some long song names to accommodate this shit. I can't seem to find any options to kill it.
 

jef

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I think the only way to make that go away is to change the view from Artists to Albums. It's the space that used to be "Genius" and now seems dedicated to Apple Music. There's a dropdown in the upper right corner (at least on the Mac version - can't speak to the Win version).

The downside being that you:
a) have to open up each album separately to see songs.
b) encounter "place remembering" bugs. I've seen this many times where you have an album open, pop in a new disc to rip, then go back to Albums and find yourself back at the top of your Album list. I *think* the rationale here is that you told it to rip the disc, so it's taking you to "Recently Added", which is at the top, because you added something. They may call it a feature, I call it a bug.



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IdRatherBeSkiing

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I like the Artists view. It remembers the last artist I have clicked on when I rip something new.

I have noticed it is not doing it to all artists. And some apparently I am "following" although I get this for some artists I am not following. As I never followed any artists anywhere, I am unclear how it is making this decision. As a precaution I am unfollowing all I see following but so far no difference.

The strength of the iPhone has always been the music integration for me. This is turning that strength into a weakness.
 

IdRatherBeSkiing

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Another annoyance: when editing playlists or looking at a certain artist, the background will change various colours. I like the old just plain white background. I have no frikin idea what the new background colours mean other than they are but ugly.

ETA: I found the setting to turn this feature off [Edit/Preferences/General/Use Custom Colours]. Found out I can turn off that annoying love button too [Edit/Preferences/General/Ratings=Stars].

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IdRatherBeSkiing

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Just a note, re-reading the original issue I had, this appears to have been fixed by the latest version of iTunes. One step forward, 2 steps back as they say.
 

IdRatherBeSkiing

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Not sure what you mean. My pics are organized by date. I have a some music playlists that I rarely edit. The rest is organized by meta info.

What kind of organization do you do?
I have several playlists. I make tweaks all the time. I am adding pics all the time based upon catagories. When I sync I have to pick and choose as I have more pics & music that will fit on my phone and iPad.

Do you have your pics on your PC as well? Or just on your iPad?
 

memebag

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I have several playlists. I make tweaks all the time. I am adding pics all the time based upon catagories. When I sync I have to pick and choose as I have more pics & music that will fit on my phone and iPad.

Do you have your pics on your PC as well? Or just on your iPad?
I don't sync unless I have to, like when I get a new device.

Most of my pics are in Google's cloud.