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Use the keyboard to fast forward and rewind in iTunes Apps
I couldn't find this hint anywhere, but in iTunes you can fast forward and rewind a currently playing song by holding down Command and Option, and then using either the right or left arrow key.

[robg adds: Amazingly enough, this one isn't even documented in iTunes own Help -> Keyboard Shortcuts item...]
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Use the keyboard to fast forward and rewind in iTunes
Authored by: DougAdams on Mar 27, '03 11:49:21AM

I found this worked just by using Option and the arrow.

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Use the keyboard to fast forward and rewind in iTunes
Authored by: DougAdams on Mar 27, '03 11:53:30AM
Erk.
I found this worked just by using Option and the arrow.
I meant the backward/forward arrow controls on iTunes, not the arrow keys on the keyboard. iTunes Shortcuts says that's supposed to advance to the next album, but whatever.

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Use the keyboard to fast forward and rewind in iTunes
Authored by: firthy374 on Mar 27, '03 05:26:39PM

The Keyboard Shortcuts in the Help View are correct. Option-Left Arrow/Right Arrow skips through albums, as does Option-click on the forward and backward buttons on the iTunes window. However, Option-hold click will shuttle through a track just like Command-Option-Left Arrow/Right Arrow. Neat to know.



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Use the keyboard to fast forward and rewind in iTunes
Authored by: ebow on Mar 27, '03 12:49:17PM
Amazingly enough, this one isn't even documented in iTunes own Help -> Keyboard Shortcuts item...
Nah, that's not too amazing... I've found Apple's Help system to be unsatisfactory, on the whole.

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Use the keyboard to fast forward and rewind in iTunes
Authored by: Evil B on Mar 27, '03 02:28:48PM

if you combine command-option with up or down arrow, itunes mutes too

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How do I switch from small to big view in iTunes?
Authored by: cstuder on Mar 27, '03 02:59:31PM

Does anybody know if there's a keyboard shortcut to switch from the full view to the small player? (Window/Zoom)

Thanks,
christian



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Another undocumented tip.
Authored by: Cantus on Mar 27, '03 08:42:04PM

Command-Shift-Up/Down Arrow will set Volume to max. and min.



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Or just use...
Authored by: eno on Mar 28, '03 05:42:36AM

... this: http://synergy.wincent.org/

With this you can assign hot keys (eg. F11, F12 or whatever) to fastforward/rewind for you.

Eg. Press and hold the key and it fastforwards/rewinds; but quickly press and release the key and it skips an entire track.

And it's better two, because these are system-wide hotkeys and iTunes doesn't have to be at the front.



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Or just use... freeware
Authored by: jermudgeon on May 14, '03 04:50:41PM
Watch this thread for freeware options.

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Use the keyboard to fast forward and rewind in iTunes
Authored by: billbarstad on Mar 28, '03 05:49:13AM

Robg makes a good point about this hint; it's not in iTunes keyboard shortcuts. Robg, how can we add great hints like this to Apple's Help Viewer?



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Add MacOSXHints to Help Viewer
Authored by: David on Mar 28, '03 12:14:32PM

Hey, I like that idea! I'm not sure how possible it would be, but Apple does have a Find this on the Internet command in the Help Viewer.

Anyone want to work on this for us all?

David

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Use the keyboard to fast forward and rewind in iTunes
Authored by: readparse on Mar 28, '03 09:25:40PM

What a great slew of iTunes hints. I looked and looked and tried and tried to find a way to rewind (funny that we still call it reWINDing, as if it's a tape) and fast-foward within a track with the keyboard.

While we're at it, I also found that command-up/down controls the volume. I don't think this was one of the ones mentioned in this thread, and it's sure as heck not in iTunes help (like practically everything else).



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Use the keyboard to fast forward and rewind in iTunes
Authored by: jermudgeon on May 14, '03 05:13:34PM
Check out this thread. Contains AppleScript for universal keyboard shortcuts...

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