Apple last week released iTunes 12.1.2, a minor update that brought improved compatibility with the new Photos app. Thankfully, the update also fixed an annoying layout change in the ‘Get Info’ window that was introduced in iTunes 12.1.
The new Get Info window in iTunes 12 in general is fairly unpopular, but Apple made things worse by rearranging the order of metadata items in the iTunes 12.1 update back in January. For some inexplicable reason, Apple split the positioning of track and album fields, moving the album information to the bottom of the Get Info window.
This was a frustrating change for many iTunes fans, as the fields that are most frequently edited by users are track name, artist, album, and album artist. With the new ordering introduced in iTunes 12.1, two of those fields were now at the bottom of the window, and the user had to tab multiple times to get to them, or use the mouse or keyboard, both of which are unnecessary productivity-killers.
Thankfully, Apple recognized this error and has moved the album fields back to where they belong, right beneath the track and artist fields. We still miss the old Get Info window, but we’re glad to see that Apple is willing to continue to refine one of its most controversial software releases in years.
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