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Opening a second window in iTunes


For all its power and wide range of features, iTunes sure does like to keep everything in the same, arguably cluttered window. Luckily, there’s a super-easy way around this limitation. Next time you’ve got music playing and want to check out the iTunes Store, your library of media, or another playlist, simple double click on the sidebar item of whatever you’d like to see. iTunes will graciously open it in a new window on top of your first one, leaving your currently-playing selection undisturbed.

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Charles, you beautiful bastard!

Posted by John Cunt on October 21, 2011 at 2:09 PM (CDT)


I have a I tunes account that my husband has been using but we have just realized that when we turn on iCloud we get each others stuff that we don’t want. Can he open his own iTunes account and transfer his stuff from my account?  Can he create a new account and use this from now on but still have access to mine on his computer?

Posted by Chris on September 13, 2012 at 10:53 AM (CDT)


that’s working in the plder version of itunes. but is it possible to open a playlist in a new window in itunes 11?

Posted by dnbpsy on December 6, 2012 at 9:57 AM (CST)


I used this feature daily, alas, apparently after the last update to version 11.00.163 this feature has gone and I did not find a way to get it back

Posted by Rolf Winter on December 12, 2012 at 5:34 AM (CST)


This no longer works with the damn update. Please help…

Posted by Mike Jarvie on December 14, 2012 at 4:16 PM (CST)


The COPY+PASTE functions do not work on Itunes 11. For e.g. if I try to copy and paste
a track on same playlist , will not be allowed.  Hope Apple fixes

Posted by JC on December 16, 2012 at 4:18 AM (CST)


note to Chris - You might do better to make a playlist folder for you and a playlist folder for your husband and manage accounts that way.  I don’t believe iTunes allows the transfer of purchases from one apple id to another

Posted by BKR on February 23, 2013 at 9:35 AM (CST)


not anymore with this terrible new version

Posted by mat on February 17, 2014 at 6:20 PM (CST)

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