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Deleting genres from iTunes’ pull-down menu

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Q: Is it possible to delete unwanted genres from iTunes’ pull-down genre selection menu? I currently have 51 genres in this list, but I only use a small set of them. Can this list be reduced? Some of them I want to remove are simply misspellings that I’ve done before (Clasical, Harcore), but others are genres I simply have no interest in. Thanks!

- Chandler

A: The current versions of iTunes remove any genre from the list for which there are no songs currently in your library. Thus, your misspelled genres should disappear from the list as soon as you fix the songs that belong to them in your Music Library. However, the genres which come standard in iTunes’ list cannot be edited out.

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re: deleting genres.

Just select all the genres you don’t use (apple-click/right-click to do several at once) and then hit apple+I (or “get Info” from the File menu) and then hit the check-mark next to the “genre” box that pops up. This will strip the genre data from all these files. The only genres that will show up now are the ones you actually use, everything else will be ‘genre-less’.

Posted by mike in boston or toronto in TX on March 30, 2006 at 11:04 PM (CST)


scrap my previous comment - i see the query was about something else.

Posted by mike in boston or toronto in TX on March 30, 2006 at 11:06 PM (CST)


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