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View all iTunes 7 content in one smart playlist Apps
iTunes 7 split the library up into various sections: Music, Movies, Podcasts etc. However, I find that it's sometimes useful to see every item in your library in one place. To do so, create a smart playlist with the following rule:size is greater than 0MB.

I named this playlist Everything. Now I can see audio, podcasts, movies, PDFs, etc. -- the entire contents of my library, in other words -- in one place.
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View all iTunes 7 content in one smart playlist
Authored by: DougAdams on Dec 20, '06 08:58:08AM
This AppleScript will display the entire Library, as in pre-iTunes 7:
tell application "iTunes"
     set view of front window to library playlist 1
end tell
For convenience, you can also assign it a shortcut.

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Doug's AppleScripts for iTunes
http://www.dougscripts.com/itunes/

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View all iTunes 7 content in one smart playlist
Authored by: perturb on Dec 21, '06 07:03:15AM
Thanks Doug, this hint is superior to the original post because smart playlists don't allow the full range of actions (e.g. you can't delete items from the iTunes library.)

I often have other separate iTunes windows up (store, podcasts) and had to make this change to avoid an error:


tell application "iTunes"
     set view of front browser window to library playlist 1
end tell


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View all iTunes 7 content in one smart playlist
Authored by: DougAdams on Dec 21, '06 08:21:28AM
Right. I had posted the script off the top of my head, but I used "browser" in the version I've got posted at my site.

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Doug's AppleScripts for iTunes
http://www.dougscripts.com/itunes/

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How about for an iPod?
Authored by: hargreae on Dec 21, '06 10:14:24AM

Is there a way to do this for an attached iPod? Sometimes files are on the iPod but don't show up in their respective areas (Podcasts, in particular) and it's hard to find them to delete them.



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How about for an iPod?
Authored by: DougAdams on Dec 21, '06 04:35:28PM
As far as I can tell, this trick won't work on the iPod. Logic suggests using something like this:
tell application "iTunes"
	set view of front browser window to library playlist 1 of source "My iPod"
end tell
But this only shows the "Summary" screen.

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Doug's AppleScripts for iTunes
http://www.dougscripts.com/itunes/

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View all iTunes 7 content in one smart playlist
Authored by: PizzaCake on Jan 24, '07 12:04:09PM

You can delete items from a smart playlist by holding down the option key and pressing delete, hope that helps.



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