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Scroll to scrub through a song in iTunes Apps
I would be surprised if this really is a new hint, but I can't find anything on the subject from searching Mac OS X hints. The closest hint is similar, though, as it refers to changing iTunes' volume by using a scroll wheel mouse.

Whilst a song is playing in iTunes, position the mouse pointer anywhere over the display element that contains the current position of the song (i.e. the long thin gray bar between the 'time elapsed' and 'time remaining' counters). You can now use the scroll wheel of your mouse (or scroll with a track pad) to scrub backwards or forwards through the song.

This technique allows for some precision playback adjustment. One 'click' on the scroll wheel of my Logitech trackball seems to adjust the playing time by less than a second. This hint also works in the miniature iTunes window.
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Scroll to scrub through a song in iTunes
Authored by: clmason on Nov 03, '09 07:55:21AM


Note, this works on Tiger as well, as least with the latest iTunes.



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Scroll to scrub through a song in iTunes
Authored by: MJCube on Nov 03, '09 02:12:11PM

This also works with QuickTime Player, including anywhere QuickTime provides the little player strip. It also works on the volume wherever there’s a slider.



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Scroll to scrub through a song in iTunes
Authored by: Custom Mac on Nov 06, '09 07:19:00AM

Wow this is great! Nice find.



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Scroll to scrub through a song in iTunes
Authored by: marquitin on Nov 21, '10 12:17:56AM

Thanks for posting this. I was at a loss for more precise scrubbing on an iBook on my MacBook Pro. By placing the arrow cursor over the progress bar, and using two fingers on the track pad, I'm able to scrub with decent precision by moving up for forward and down for backward (equivalent of scroll wheel scrolling a window).

OS X 10.6.5



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