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Google search from within iTunes Apps
You want to do a Google search on a song from within iTunes? Press Shft-Cmd-L. Safari will open and present the results of a Google search.

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Google search from within iTunes
Authored by: jaydisc on Jan 09, '14 10:20:08PM

This has nothing to do with iTunes. There is a service built into OS X entitled "Search with Google" which works with any selected text. It also by default has the shortcut of Command-Shift-L assigned to it. You can do this with any highlighted text in any app.



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Google search from within iTunes
Authored by: sd on Jan 10, '14 04:36:11AM

Pitiful. Is someone supposed to check hints before they are published?
This is a MacOS service, and nothing specific with iTunes.



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Google search from within iTunes
Authored by: msadesign on Jan 10, '14 05:26:49AM

What 'sd' said.

Like many others, I have been hitting this site everyday since it started. What happened to the editors or curators?



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Google search from within iTunes
Authored by: aMacUzur on Jan 10, '14 01:33:18PM

Yeah, me too. "What happened" is that the site was purchased by the IDG Consumer & SMB group, so it's now about making gobs of money as opposed to providing a serious service.

While it's still marginally useful enough to keep on my (rather short) "daily visit" list, it's quality has been seriously deteriorating. I foresee a day when it will be removed from my list.

My response is always to "vote with my dollars." In this case, that means I no longer deliberately review this site's advertisers when I'm making purchases. Instead, I now only click on links from the advertisers presented by more useful sites on my "daily visit" list. While the lack of my paltry on-line purchases (<$10K/yr.) isn't going to break 'em, if a thousand people follow the same strategy, it'll be meaningful. If 10x that many do it ... who knows, maybe with some number we can make it worthwhile for them to sell the site to someone who actually cares. $;-)



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Google search from within iTunes
Authored by: Alphaman on Jan 10, '14 07:06:40AM
Even better, this has nothing to do with GoOgle. The system service uses whatever search engine you have defined as your preferred search engine in Safari. Mine says Search With Bing.

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Google search from within iTunes
Authored by: pullinst on Jan 10, '14 01:37:55PM

Worst hint of 2014 and it's only January.



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Google search from within iTunes
Authored by: msadesign on Jan 11, '14 05:44:12AM

"What happened" is that the site was purchased by the IDG Consumer & SMB group, so it's now about making gobs of money as opposed to providing a serious service."

At least we haven't seen auto play ads. Yet.
Neither have we seen censoring of critical comments.

(BTW Couldn't see how to respond to a post?)



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Google search from within iTunes
Authored by: sipatel on Jan 13, '14 07:04:44AM

This isn't new. Also, it works across the OS with only a few exceptions which don't follow Apple's programming guides.



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Google search from within iTunes
Authored by: jhuls on Jan 14, '14 07:04:24AM

For someone who can't make it here too often or might be newer than some of you I don't see a problem with this tip being posted. I can understand those who have followed this daily being upset about this though. Perhaps the site would serve it's viewers best to have an area where only new tips are posted for folks like you who aren't happy and have the main area where not only new tips are posted but re-circulate old tips for those people I mentioned earlier in this post. Of course the items re-circulated would need to be reviewed as to whether they still apply. No one wants to see an OSX 10.4 tip that no longer applies.



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Google search from within iTunes
Authored by: sipatel on Jan 21, '14 02:26:30PM

If you go to System Preferences -> Keyboard -> Keyboard Shortcuts tab then Services in the left hand pane, you'll see this option. It's part of the OS, which you should explore more thoroughly, especially System Preferences.



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