iTunes 11 May Be Without Duplicate Song Detection For Now, But It’s Coming Back

iTunes 11 May Be Without Duplicate Song Detection For Now, But It’s Coming Back

Apple released iTunes 11 last week, which introduced a new look and a number of new features. It also took a couple of features away, including Cover Flow and duplicate song detection. While the former appears to be dead and buried now, it looks like the latter is one its way back in a future update.

Within his review of iTunes 11, AllThingsD’s Walt Mossberg highlights that the duplicate song detection feature is missing in the new release, but mentions that Apple plans to bring it back in a “minor update” to the application later on. Cover Flow won’t be so lucky:

The long-touted Cover Flow carousel of album covers has been dumped. The company says it found too few users considered it useful. A feature that finds duplicate entries is missing. Apple says it will soon be restored in a minor update of the program.

Personally, I won’t miss Cover Flow at all. While it was a good-looking feature, it was entirely practical, and I — like many others — found it made navigating around albums significantly slower. Duplicate song detection, on the other hand, was very useful.

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  • TheMadTurtle

    The only thing I used coverflow for was to take me to the album in list view so I could find the song that was currently playing (to update grouping or track info). Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem that there’s a way to go directly to the album or the song that is currently playing in list view in iTunes11. The only way I’ve found to do this is to skip forward to the next song and then skip back – kinda clunky.

  • grahr01
    Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem that there’s a way to go directly to the album or the song that is currently playing in list view in iTunes11. The only way I’ve found to do this is to skip forward to the next song and then skip back – kinda clunky.

    If you mouse over the current track title playing in the top window an arrow shaped toggle will appear, if you click that it will show options to go to either the currently playing song, album, or artist I your library.

  • Aaron_Olive

    The only thing I used coverflow for was to take me to the album in list view so I could find the song that was currently playing (to update grouping or track info). Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem that there’s a way to go directly to the album or the song that is currently playing in list view in iTunes11. The only way I’ve found to do this is to skip forward to the next song and then skip back – kinda clunky.

    Just use Command + L, it’s much faster.

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