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Unclutter cover view mode in iTunes 7 Apps
CoverFlow had a nice option to only display albums of a user-defined minimum length. This kept stray tracks from cluttering your album browsing. Unfortunately, iTunes 7 did not include this feature in its implementation of CoverFlow, but you can achieve the same functionality with this smart playlist:

Track Number -- is not -- 0

I named this @LBUM BROWSE to keep it at the top of my playlists. You will, of course, have to strip track numbers from your stray tracks to make this work. For me, it was a small price to pay considering these tracks were already on their own.
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Unclutter cover view mode in iTunes 7
Authored by: siMac on Sep 18, '06 08:07:40AM

I have been using a similar method of adding 'Full Album' in the Grouping tag of all new album rips. Then I have a smart playlist that just shows those tracks that feature the tag.



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Unclutter cover view mode in iTunes 7
Authored by: WhiteHawk77 on Sep 18, '06 10:10:53AM

Why don't you just use "Group compilations when browsing" in the General preferences then select all the tracks from a album, Get Info, and make sure Compilation is checked Yes.

That way you only get one album cover for all those tracks as it should be in the two album cover views in iTunes 7.

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Gavin



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Unclutter cover view mode in iTunes 7
Authored by: moxieboy on Sep 18, '06 10:52:07AM

That solution would certainly work, although I chose not to do that because I feel it "penalizes" the music I care about (I don't want to mislabel an album as a compilation unless it really is a compilation) while benefitting the stray music (by giving it the dignity of a track number).



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Unclutter cover view mode in iTunes 7
Authored by: dpmorri on Sep 18, '06 02:37:34PM

I've made my playlist with the rule: [Album 'does not equal": ""] this way, anything with at least a space in the album area is included, so just make sure all stray tracks have blank Albums



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