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Jump forward and rewind tracks in iTunes 7 Apps
I just noticed if I click and hold down my mouse button anywhere in the progress bar for any iTunes 7 track, the diamond cursor will jump to that position and then start to rewind the track from that position as long as I hold down the mouse button. This really isn't a hint, but I don't think it's documented anywhere, either.

[robg adds: I think this is a bug, and one that I had couldn't reproduce on my G5, as it simply started playing from the point at which it jumped to. However, it did work as described when using the trackpad or an external mouse on my MacBook. I did a bit of testing, but I couldn't figure out any reason why it works on one and not the other.]
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Jump forward and rewind tracks in iTunes 7
Authored by: frickster on Sep 25, '06 07:59:13AM

I should add that I'm using a new iMac Intel 1.83 GHz with a Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer 4.0 mouse...

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Jump forward and rewind tracks in iTunes 7
Authored by: levonbragg on Sep 25, '06 09:26:17AM

I can replicate this on my G4PowerMac with Logitec MX1000 mouse..

I also cannot drag the diamond. as soon as I try to drag the diamond, it starts the "rewind" thing...



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Jump forward and rewind tracks in iTunes 7
Authored by: Nem on Sep 25, '06 10:05:04AM

It might actually be a feature (albeit, an odd one).

I see the same behaviour described here on iTunes under Windows.

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Weird feature then.
Authored by: apfhex on Sep 25, '06 11:28:12AM

Happens here on a Mac Pro with MX1000. Fast-forwards from the point I click at. If it's a feature, it's a pretty bad one since it really seems like a BUG.



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Jump forward and rewind tracks in iTunes 7
Authored by: aptmunich on Sep 25, '06 10:29:06AM

On my macbook it starts to fast forward from the spot I place the cursor at.

This only works with built-in or directly connected speakers, not through Airtunes.



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I agree that it may be a bug
Authored by: MrHen on Sep 25, '06 01:38:58PM

Running an old PowerBook G4 (10.4.7) and trying this out did cause it to start rewinding, but it was not the same as a standard rewind. If I touched the trackpad at all it would reset the position to wherever I clicked.

My hunch is that it is attempting to let you drag the diamond around but if you stop moving the mouse it starts acting weird.

If I had to predict a feature sniffing around here somewhere it would be that the song begins playing from the point you click and if you drag the diamond elsewhere it will begin playing there, even if you have the button down. This would give you an ability to preview where you are in the song.



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Jump forward and rewind tracks in iTunes 7
Authored by: mm2270 on Sep 25, '06 02:06:41PM

I get the same behaviour on my iMac G5 at work. Just using a standard Logitech optical wheelmouse. But if I so much as even nudge the mouse in any direction while holding down the button, it will jump the track to that point.
But as long as I keep it steady and pressed down, it rewinds the track. This only happens while the track is playing of course.

I suspect this is a bug also. I can't see why it should react like this.



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Jump forward and rewind tracks in iTunes 7
Authored by: Cameroon on Sep 25, '06 06:17:20PM

Interesting, on my G5 it operates as described: click and hold causes it to jump to that location and then begin rewinding.



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Jump forward and rewind tracks in iTunes 7
Authored by: frickster on Oct 04, '06 01:42:47PM

This hint is no longer useful, as the behavior I noted has been discontinued as of iTunes 7.0.1. It must have been a bug!

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