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January 24, 2006 9:15 PM   Subscribe

iTunesFilter: When I type in the search bar, how can I get iTunes to search songs' comments areas as well as the other areas?

Yes, I have selected "All" from the drop-down menu.

I'm running iTunes 4.7.0.42, and I don't want to upgrade. But I shouldn't need a more recent version for this -- I was able to search the comments field in previous versions.

I have tried Googling, but things like "itunes search comments" do not lend themselves well to Google research. Thank you all!
posted by booksandlibretti to Computers & Internet (8 answers total)
 
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posted by cillit bang at 9:28 PM on January 24, 2006


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posted by youarenothere at 9:29 PM on January 24, 2006


oh dear
posted by youarenothere at 9:29 PM on January 24, 2006


Sorry, I guess I was unclear. It's not that I want to view comments in the window -- I don't. When I type $foo in the search bar, I want songs with $foo in their comments to turn up.
posted by booksandlibretti at 9:46 PM on January 24, 2006


Yea, iTunes won't filter the search by comment unless that column is showing in the window. Sucks, I know. I tried to tag music through the comments, but that process was too unwieldy, so I gave up.
posted by youarenothere at 9:49 PM on January 24, 2006


I could've sworn I wasn't viewing the comments field when it worked before, but whatever. That's not very cool of iTunes. Thank you!
posted by booksandlibretti at 10:14 PM on January 24, 2006


It's easy enough to just put the comments column at the right and set your window so you can't see it.
posted by kindall at 8:25 AM on January 25, 2006


Yeah, and that's what I've done. It just gives me a horizontal scrollbar that does nothing but take up space, but I can live with that. Thanks.
posted by booksandlibretti at 12:17 PM on January 25, 2006


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