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Set iTunes global view options Apps
Apologies for the simplicity of this hint, but after years of adjusting each new iTunes playlist to a preferred view option (I like Kind for reference), I just noticed that setting the Library's view options (View -> View Options, or Command-J) creates the default template view options for any future playlist.

So simple and logical; hope I save someone else the forehead Doh! slap...
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Set iTunes global view options
Authored by: JadeNB on Sep 27, '06 08:20:10AM
That's a big timesaver (and a big forehead slap indeed), but is there any way to set view options for all existing playlists at one go?

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Set iTunes global view options
Authored by: DougAdams on Sep 27, '06 09:02:12AM
The AppleScript Assimilate View Options re-creates your playlists, excepting Smart Playlists and "special" playlists (Purchased, Podcasts, Party Shuffle), then deletes the old ones so all of the View Options are the same as the main library (taking advantage of the fact that new playlists acquire the library's View Options).

I will attempt to update this script to accomodate the new "Master" Libraries, however, it should work fine on regualr playlists.

Doug's AppleScripts for iTunes

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Set iTunes global view options
Authored by: jiclark on Sep 27, '06 09:25:30PM

Okay, so there's no way to get it to work on Smart Playlists then?

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Set iTunes global view options
Authored by: hnhansen on Sep 28, '06 12:34:37AM

Ahh, but I think there is. At least with iTunes 7.0.1. If you forego individual view settings for playlist, you can reset all views. Do it like this:
• iTunes -> Preferences (all good hints starts here :-)
• In the General tab unselect "Remember view setting for each source"
• Close Preferences
Now all playlists have the same view settings. That is: all views are reset to "Cover Browser", and the windowsplitter is at the center area of the pane.

- If you choose another kind of View, then that will apply to all playlists.
- Unselect iTunes -> Preferences -> General -> "Remember view setting for each source" to make individual view adjustments.



PS: Should this have been a new hint?

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Set iTunes global view options
Authored by: mindsnare1349 on Sep 28, '06 04:15:02AM

yes but still the playlists never fit into the itunes window, no matter how big it is. also, it doesnt put the created playlist to cover flow view although my library is set to cover flow. ok just a minor flaw, but annoying! :-(

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