Older versions of iTunes easily let users display iTunes downloads in a separate window, allowing for easy tracking of lengthy or multiple downloads. iTunes 12 seems to remove this option, enabling only a temporary pop-up display of current and pending downloads. Here’s a trick on how you can get that old separate iTunes downloads window back, and all it takes is an extra keystroke.
iTunes 12 is certainly a controversial update to Apple’s popular media software, but one small change, quietly introduced in iTunes 11, can make navigating your content a bit quicker: media type keyboard shortcuts.
The new Get Info window in iTunes 12 may look nice, but it’s a bit trickier to use, especially for longtime iTunes fans. Thankfully, the old Get Info window interface is still hiding in Apple’s latest version of its popular media software; you just need to know where to look. Here’s how to find and use the old Get Info window in iTunes 12.
Many longtime iTunes fans love the traditional sidebar and list views of their favorite media app, but Apple has been quietly at war with these interface elements in recent years. iTunes 12, released to developers this week, further limits user ability to use the sidebar, but there’s still a workaround.