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Section 1.9. Keyboard Shortcuts for iTunes 4

1.9. Keyboard Shortcuts for iTunes 4

Table A-1.
Shortcuts for playing songs 
Play the selected song right nowMac: Return or Space bar. Windows: Enter or Space bar.
Play next or previous albumMac: Option-right arrow or -left arrow (or Option-click the or buttons in the upper-left corner of the iTunes window) Windows: Shift+Ctrl+Alt+right arrow or +left arrow.
Next/previous songMac: -left arrow or -right arrow (or -click the or buttons). Windows: Ctrl+left or + right arrow (or Ctrl+click the or buttons in the iTunes window).
Shortcuts for Library and playlist windows 
Create a playlist from selected songsMac: Shift-click the + button (or drag songs to an empty spot in the Source list). Windows: Ctrl+Shift+N (or drag songs to an empty spot in the Source list)
Create a new Smart PlaylistMac: Option-click the + button beneath the Source list. Windows: Shift+click the + button.
Reshuffle the current playlistMac: Option-click the Shuffle button. Windows: Shift+click the Shuffle button.
Delete selected playlist without confirmation boxMac: -Delete. Windows: Ctrl+Delete.
Delete selected playlist and all songs in itMac: Option-Delete. Windows: Shift+Delete.
Delete selected song from library and all playlistsMac: Option-Delete. Windows: Shift+Delete.
Shortcuts for files and windows 
Select or deselect all the songs in a listMac: -click any checkbox in the list. Windows: Ctrl+click any checkbox.
Change the song information columnsMac: Control-click a column title to summon a popup list of possible columns. Windows: Right-click a column title.
Expand or collapse all the triangles in Radio listMac: -click a triangle. Windows: Ctrl+click a triangle.
Smoother, outline-only window resizingMac: -drag the resize box in the lower-right corner of the iTunes window.
Expand iTunes window to optimal sizeWindows: Shift+double-click the iTunes window title bar.
Go to the next/previous track in Get Info windowMac: -N, -P. Windows: Ctrl+left arrow (Artwork tab only).
Next/Previous pane of Get Info or Prefs windowMac: -left bracket ([) or -right bracket (]). Windows: Left or right arrow key (Get Info box only.)
See more options for a visual effect onscreenPress / or ?, then press the desired key to use its option (not all visual effects can do this).
iPod shortcuts 
Prevent iPod from updating automaticallyMac: Press -Option as you connect the iPod to your Mac until it appears in the Source list. Windows: Press Shift+Ctrl+Alt as you connect the iPod to your PC until it appears in the Source list.
Music Store 
Previous/Next Music Store pageMac: -left bracket ([), -right bracket (]). Windows: Ctrl+right bracket (]), +left bracket ([).
Return to the Music Store homeHome key.
Audible files 
Previous/Next chapterMac: Shift-left arrow, -right arrow. Windows: Ctrl+Shift+left arrow, +right arrow.
Application menu (Macintosh) 
Open iTunes Preferences-comma.
Hide iTunes-H
Quit iTunes-Q.
File menu 
New playlistMac: -N. Windows: Ctrl+N.
New playlist from selected songsMac: Shift--N. Windows: Ctrl+Shft+N.
New Smart PlaylistMac: Option--N. Windows: Ctrl+Alt+N.
Add file (from hard drive) to the LibraryMac: -O. Windows: Ctrl+O
Close iTunes windowMac: -W. Windows: Ctrl+W.
Import a song, playlist, or library fileMac: Shift--O. Windows: Ctrl+Shift+O.
Open Info window for selected song or CDMac: -I. Windows: Ctrl+I.
Show hard drive location of a song fileMac: -R. Windows: Ctrl+R.
Show the currently playing song in the listMac: -L. Windows: Ctrl+L.
Print (playlist, CD covers, etc.)Mac: -P. Windows: Ctrl+P.
Controls menu 
Play/StopSpace bar
Play previous/next song in the playlistMac: -left arrow, -right arrow. (Mac). Windows: Ctrl+left arrow, +right arrow.
Volume down/upMac: -down arrow, -up arrow. Windows: Ctrl+down arrow, +up arrow.
MuteMac: Option--down arrow. Windows: Ctrl+Shift+down arrow.
Eject a CDMac: -E. Windows: Ctrl+E.
Visualizer menu 
Visual effects on/offMac: -T. Windows: Ctrl+T.
Expand visual effects to full screenMac: -F. Windows: Ctrl+F.
Advanced menu 
Stream audio file from a specific URLMac: -U. Windows: Ctrl+U.
Switch to Mini Player (Windows only)Ctrl+M.
Window menu (Macintosh only) 
Minimize iTunes window to the Dock-M
View the main iTunes window-1.
View the Equalizer window-2.
Help menu 
Open iTunes & Music Store Help Mac: -?. Windows: F1.



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