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10.4: Use a Dashboard widget to play any iTunes track System 10.4
Tiger only hintSymphonic is a dashboard widget that allows you to simply type in a song name or artist name and voila, iTunes does its thing. It works great, say, when writing a proposal and you just have to quickly hear Dig For Fire or your brain will explode.

If random play is also turned on, you have a system that will continuously feed music into which you can quickly inject requests with minimal effort.

[robg adds: This is a pretty handy widget; it has some other inquiry and search modes as well -- be sure to read the Help Page for info on the various modes and search abilities...]
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10.4: Use a Dashboard widget to play any iTunes track
Authored by: MJCube on Aug 04, '05 12:33:06PM

Symphonic certainly does what it says it will do. But when I wanna hear one track right away, I just use the Finder, and play it in column view. That way I don't even have to launch iTunes, and when the track is done, the Finder just stops. Also, the play count is not incremented, in case you care about that. This works for me because I already know exactly where to find my songs. And of course if I do anything else in the Finder while it's playing, the track stops.



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10.4: Use a Dashboard widget to play any iTunes track
Authored by: jtnt on Aug 04, '05 01:08:01PM

I know another app that lets you type in a name, click a button, and hear a song. It's called iTunes. Honestly, I just don't see the great utility in this. You still have to switch to Dashboard. Still have to type in a song name or artist. Ok, then you don't have to click the song name like you do in iTunes. Woohoo! Another among the hundreds of useless widgets, IMO.



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10.4: Use a Dashboard widget to play any iTunes track
Authored by: zane on Aug 04, '05 07:02:36PM

This is a useless comment, but great song choice there! ;)



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10.4: Use a Dashboard widget to play any iTunes track
Authored by: wilton on Aug 05, '05 02:31:13AM

I have song and as an experiment I used Spotlight to play it. Just type it in and it is the top hit. Press enter and it starts iTunes and plays.

Surely this is easier, quicker and uses less key strokes.

Will



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