iTunes 11: No Worries Apple Plans to Restore Duplicate Song Search With New Update

What do you think of iTunes 11? Personally, I hated it at first. I’m a creature of habit and the changes were just WAY to big for me. After using it for a couple of days, I’m starting to get used to it. I like the way you can review the version update history for apps. One of the biggest things I raged about five days ago when I updated my iTunes software to version 11 was the fact that I could no longer find duplicate songs in my music library.

Apparently, I’m not the only one who had a hissy fit. The Wall Street Journal’s Walt Mossberg noted the absence of the duplicate song finder in his review of iTunes 11. Apple knows about the oversight and is working on a fix right now.

Previously, users could weed out duplicate songs from their music library with an option in the dropdown menu called “Display Exact Duplicates.” When selected, iTunes would show songs that it found to be a duplicate and users could then delete the extra in order to keep things tidy.

Mossberg spoke with Apple and was told that the duplicate song finder “will soon be restored in a minor update of the program.” Additionally, Apple is working on minor bug fixes to missing album cover view and an issue that prevents some Apple TV users from being able to wirelessly stream cloud-based movies to their television.

Apple intentionally removed it’s iconic Cover Flow from iTunes, stating that the feature was not particularly useful for most users.

I may be resistant to change, but Apple’s biggest iTunes update in years is actually turning out to be faster, cleaner, and better than before.

[Via: Apple Insider]

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  • Jake

    anyone know of when this update may possibly come out?

    • lorygil

      Not at the moment, but we will be sure to let you know as soon as we do.

  • sunsetryder

    Try doing a search in the “Help” section of iTunes. Worthless! I am convinced the redesign team consisted of former maps team members.

    • lorygil

      You may be on to something there.

  • Lord British

    How about not even being able to open it? I installed, and now iTunes is useless, all I get is the spinning beach ball upon opening it. Any ideas?