Rating songs in a Mini-Player window | iLounge Article


Rating songs in a Mini-Player window

Ask iLounge offers readers the opportunity to get answers to their iPod-, iPhone-, iPad-, iTunes-, or Apple TV-related questions from a member of the iLounge editorial team. We'll answer several questions here each week, and of course, you can always get help with more immediate concerns from the iLounge Discussion Forums. Submit your questions for consideration using our Ask iLounge Submit Form. We reserve the right to edit questions for grammar, spelling, and length.

View the complete Ask iLounge archives...


I prefer to use iTunes’ mini player mode to control my playback, but I wish it had a few more features. Primarily, I’d like to be able to rate my tracks in one click using the mini player. I’m aware I can do this from the system tray (Windows) or dock (Mac), but I’d like to eliminate some clicks. Do you know of any way I could do such a thing?

- Dave

A: Our suggestion would be to try several of the many replacement iTunes controllers offered as add-ons to the Yahoo! Widget Engine (formerly Konfabulator). This Mac/PC program will, among many other things, allow you to use an alternate mini iTunes controller such as iTunesBar. One of iTunesBar’s many features is easy-to-access rating controls.

For Mac users who would prefer to stick with Dashboard, try the DashTunes widget.

While we’re discussing Konfabulator and Dashboard, we’ll remind you to try out the iLounge Dashboard and Konfabulator widgets to keep up to date with our latest site content!

« Video-to-iPod Conversion for Windows PCs, Part 1

Replacement iPod manuals »

Related Stories



I just purchased an iPod 30G.  Can you advise me if it is possible to transfer my Palm Pilots address book to the iPod?  If it is, would you explain how?

Thank you.

Posted by Dolphin aaveve in TX on January 3, 2006 at 10:02 AM (CST)


After 4 years of use my wifes nano is suddenly asking for a security code to be entered. I don’t know where this came from. How do I deal with it?

Posted by Bill in TX on December 27, 2009 at 11:07 AM (CST)


I have aipod touch 4. I was reading a book on how tomuti task. I lost 3 of my apps-face time, app store and you tube. I thought If I just restore my ipod on itunes I would be alright but a update on softwware which will not update has me stupped and ready to give up. Help

Posted by Lorelee Tibboel in TX on March 13, 2011 at 11:01 PM (CDT)

iLounge Weekly

Recent News

Recent Reviews

Recent Articles

Sign up for the iLounge Weekly Newsletter

iLounge is an independent resource for all things iPod, iPhone, iPad, and beyond.
iPod, iPhone, iPad, iTunes, Apple TV, Mac, and the Apple logo are trademarks of Apple Inc.
iLounge is © 2001 - 2018 iLounge, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Terms of Use | Privacy Policy