58 Shortcuts for iTunes

Jump to: Playback shortcuts, Library and Playlist, iTunes Store shortcuts, File and Window, iTunes menu shortcuts, File Menu, Edit Menu, Add Menu, Visualizer Menu, Other

1. Playback shortcuts

Space

Start or stop playing the selected song

Enter

Play the currently selected song from the beginning

Option++Arrow Right/Arrow Left

Move forward or backward within a song

Option+Arrow Right/Arrow Left

Listen to the next or previous album in a list

Arrow Left/Arrow Right

Go to the next or previous song in a list

2. Library and Playlist

+click the checkbox next to a song

Select or deselect all the songs in a list

Shift++N

Create a new playlist from selected songs

Option++N

Create a new Smart Playlist

+Delete

Delete the selected playlist without confirming that you want to delete it

Option+Delete

Delete the selected playlist and all the songs it contains from your library

Option+Delete

Delete the selected song from your library and all playlists

+R

Refresh the Radio list, when Radio is selected (or Genius Playlist if selected)

3. iTunes Store shortcuts

+/

Go to the next page / go to previous page in iTunes Store

Type in Search field and press Option+Enter

Initiate a search in the iTunes Store (from anywhere in iTunes)

+R

Check for app updates (when Apps is selected, below Library)

4. File and Window

Ctrl+click a column heading

Change the song information columns

+click a triangle

Expand or collapse all the triangles in the Radio’s Stream list

Option++M

Shrink the iTunes window to show only the playback controls

Option+click the zoom button in the upper+left corner of the iTunes window

Switch between custom and maximum window sizes

+drag the resize control in the lower+right corner of the window

See the iTunes window resize while you are resizing it

+N/+P

In the Info window, see the info for the next or previous song in the list

Shift++/

Go to the previous or next pane in the Get Info or Preferences window

+F

Select the search field

5. iTunes menu shortcuts

+,

Open iTunes Preferences

+H

Hide the iTunes window

Option++H

Hide all other applications

+Q

Quit iTunes

6. File Menu

+N

Create a new playlist

Shift++N

Create a new playlist with the selected songs

Option++N

Create a new Smart Playlist

+O

Open / add a file to your music library

+W

Close the iTunes window

+I

Open the Info window for the selected song or CD

Shift++R

Show where a song file is located

+L

Show the currently playing song in the list

+U

Stream audio file at a specific URL to iTunes

7. Edit Menu

+,

Open iTunes Preferences

+Z

Undo your last typing change while editing an item’s information

+X/+C/+V

Cut / Copy / Paste the selected song’s information or artwork

+A

Select all the songs in the list

Shift++A

Deselect all the songs in the list

+B

Hide or show the Artist and Album columns

+J

Open the View Options window for the selected source

8. Add Menu

Space

Start or stop playing the selected song

Arrow Right/Arrow Left

Play the next song / play previous song in a list (When a song is playing)

+Arrow Up/+Arrow Down

Increase the volume / decrease the volume

Option++Arrow Down

Mute the sound (song keeps playing)

+E

Eject a CD

9. Visualizer Menu

+T

Turn the visualizer on or off

+F

Fullscreen visualizer

Press ?, then key available

See more options when a visual effect is showing

10. Other

Ctrl++F

Enter or exit full-screen view

+M

Put the iTunes window in the Dock

+?

Open iTunes Help

Option+Command (while opening iTunes)

Open iTunes in “safe mode” (without external plug-ins)

While the video is playing, Control+click the movie, and choose Set Poster Frame

Choose artwork for the selected video

Press and hold Option+Command when connecting iPod/iPhone

Prevent iPod from automatically syncing when you connect it to your computer

Shift++Arrow Right/Arrow Left

Go to the next or last chapter during spoken words (if available)

Created by max on 1/7/2014. Last updated by guest on 1/7/2014

 

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