Apple recently rolled out iTunes 11 with some pretty nice new features. This is the first in a series of ‘how to’ articles featuring some of the best features of iTunes 11. But before we get started with new features, I’ll show how to get back to the ‘classic’ look of iTunes.
The default layout is quite different than the ‘classic’ iTunes look. When I first saw it, I thought “Where’s my sidebar? Where’s my status bar?” If you are hankering for the ‘old school’ look like I was, fear not. It’s pretty easy to do.
STEP 1: Click on ‘Songs’ to change the view from albums to songs.
STEP 2: Click on the ‘View’ menu and then select ‘Show Sidebar.’
STEP 3: Click on the ‘View’ menu again and select ‘Show Status Bar’.
Success! You are back to the iTunes classic view!
Next up, I’ll show you how to use what is arguably the best (or at least the coolest) feature in iTunes 11 — Up Next. It lets you build playlists on the fly.