Useful iTunes keyboard shortcuts?
March 1, 2009 7:28 AM   Subscribe

Is there a way, within iTunes, to change playlists (or navigate back to the main library) and to place the cursor in the search box using just the keyboard?

I cannot find these options on any list of iTunes keyboard shortcuts, but I'm trying to rescue many gigs worth of music, and all the clicking around is killing me.
posted by OmieWise to Technology (3 answers total)
 
If a song is selected in the right window, and I press tab (on a Mac), the focus goes to the left column of playlists, where I can select different ones by pressing up and down using the keyboard arrows. If I press Tab again, the focus goes to the search box and I can begin typing. Pressing tab one more time brings the focus back to where I started in the right window. You may have to press up or down to select something.
posted by milarepa at 7:39 AM on March 1, 2009


I couldn't find one on Windows and actually wrote an AutoHotKey macro to do it.
posted by grouse at 7:41 AM on March 1, 2009


milarepa, thanks so much! This has bugged me for years, but in a minor way. Lately as I'm working on cleaning up a rescued backup drive, it's been really getting me down.
posted by OmieWise at 7:43 AM on March 1, 2009


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