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iTunes 10 Go to Current Song behavior Apps
When playing a Genius Mix in iTunes 10 hitting Command+L (or selecting the menu item View » Go to Current Song) now toggles between the Genius Mix window and the main library where the song is highlighted as though you had chosen to play it from the main library.

In previous versions of iTunes 'Go to Current Song' would frustratingly take you only to the Genius Mix window, so if you wanted to select another song from that particular album or artist quickly you couldn't do it.

The window switching behavior only works with songs playing from a Genius Mix.

If the Library view is set to List or Cover Flow, invoking 'Go to Current Song' will swap between Genius Mixes and Library view just like you'd expect. If the view in Library is set to Album List or Grid then invoking 'Go to Current Song' will default the view to List. The only exception is if the previous view before setting it to Grid was Cover Flow. In this case invoking 'Go to Current Song' results in the Library window defaulting back to Cover Flow. Album List defaults to List no matter the prior view.

This behavior extends (to a degree) to selecting a song from the album, artist, genre, or composer sections in Grid view (from the main library or any playlist where the option is available). If you select an artist to play from the grid view's Artist page, moving anywhere else within the iTunes and invoking 'Go to Current Song' will swap to the Artist view in Grid View (in the main library or playlist, respectively). This happens even if you are still in the Library/Playlist window and change the view in any way. It simply defaults back to the Grid view. It appears as though iTunes is trying to make it more obvious where the song is being drawn from so that if a user skips a song they will know from what pool iTunes is drawing.

[crarko adds: I haven't tested this one. I admittedly don't make much use of the Genius Mix feature of iTunes.]
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iTunes 10 Go to Current Song behavior
Authored by: mortification on Sep 18, '10 05:50:45AM

This also works when you for example cmd+tabbed to iTunes and the window won't show. Hit cmd+L and it'll show the current song and the iTunes window.



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iTunes 10 Go to Current Song behavior
Authored by: rawhead on Aug 29, '11 04:16:45PM

Nope, doesn't work. Latest iTunes 10 on Lion. This is frustrating because I'm constantly on iTunes DJ or Genius and wanting to switch over to listening to the album.

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