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Resync iTunes podcasts with RSS via the keyboard Apps
I found some extra iTunes keyboard shortcuts. The first is the most (only?) useful one, as I've needed its functionality before, but I don't think it's in a menu or anywhere else. To make iTunes resync the podcast items with their feed's RSS (also has the side effect of disclosing all the triangles), do this:

Command-Option-] (right square bracket)

This is helpful for when you want iTunes to show you those podcasts that you've deleted, but are still on the RSS feed. If there's a way to do it on a per-podcast basis, I couldn't find it, but maybe someone will. Also, not nearly as useful, but also undocumented ... to make the iTunes volume slider jump all the way down or up (this doesn't affect mute/unmute), hit...

Command-Shift-Down Arrow (for zero volume) or Command-Shift-Up Arrow (for full volume)

Lastly, if you're playing, the following key combo will stop iTunes. If you're not playing and you press it, it will reset the position slider to 0:00:

Command-Option-Period key on numeric keypad (on a PowerBook, add in the Fn key, too).

[robg adds: I believe none of these are documented, but I may be wrong...]
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Resync iTunes podcasts with RSS via the keyboard
Authored by: DougAdams on Jun 01, '06 08:41:20AM

Interesting! The Command-Option-] command only seems to work when the disclosure triangle of a selected podcast is closed.

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Resync iTunes podcasts with RSS via the keyboard
Authored by: Nem on Jun 01, '06 08:55:32AM

There's an older hint somewhere on here that describes a different method: Colapse the podcast first (you have to that with this hint as well) and then hold down the 'Shift' key and click on the triangle again.

The nice thing about doing it this way is that the same functionality works on Windows as well.

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Resync iTunes podcasts with RSS via the keyboard
Authored by: DougAdams on Jun 01, '06 08:59:48AM

Shift didn't work here, but Option did.

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Resync iTunes podcasts with RSS via the keyboard
Authored by: tollie on Jun 01, '06 09:02:24AM

Perfect! I searched but didn't find that hint. On the Mac, I had to use the option key instead of shift for it to work as you described, but this is the true functionality I was looking for. Thanks.



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Resync iTunes podcasts with RSS via the keyboard
Authored by: fordred on Jun 01, '06 03:56:54PM

Just holding option when the triangle is closed will resync that specific feed



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Resync iTunes podcasts with RSS via the keyboard
Authored by: osxpounder on Jun 02, '06 03:24:32PM

Thanks SO MUCH for this hint! 2 things are great about it: keyboard use *and* forcing a podcast list of episodes to restore the items you deleted in the past. You came up with a much faster method than I ever found for restoring the episodes list. Doing it from the keyboard makes me even happier [and my clicky finger less sore].

All: did you notice that Cmd-Opt-[ (the right bracket) would collapse the episodes list? It's as if you had clicked every disclosure twisty triangle, to collapse every podcast's list at once. Cmd-[ and Cmd-] expand or collapse all lists, too, but only Cmd-Opt-] seems to force updates.


*I'm thinking about not saying "Cmd" anymore because that's not what's on the actual keys I see.

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