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Approximating iTunes DJ in iTunes 11
Authored by: itunesmaster on Dec 16, '12 03:59:46PM

I hated the new version at first but now only miss double clicking for multiple windows.

First of all, if you hold option key and click arrow or shuffle icon next to playlist name, the songs will be added without stopping the music (the arrow will change to a plus sign and add music un shuffled).
Doing this will add the entire list and bypass the 20 song default so it can be much bigger than the 100 songs max from DJ. You can even add additional playlists to the same list.

To make it work and look even more like DJ, go to preferences/advanced tab and check both: keep mini player and movie window on top.
Click window (menu bar at top, not in itunes) and select mini player. It will stay open. Then you can click playlist bars and up next list will open. Drag to lengthen and widen and put at left side of itunes window after making room on desktop for it.
Play a song and click artwork viewer. Picuture will open. drag it to width of up next list and place below list in bottom left corner of desktop. Then drag iTunes window next to both windows and drag to fill the rest of the desktop. I keep this as one of my spaces.

If you don't close these windows when you shut down your computer, this setup will be there when you restart and open iTunes each time.

The art work window changes with each new song.
By making the up next list it's maximum width and matching the artwork window size to the width of the next up playlist window, it is larger than the old DJ artwork window.
I like the new setup better than iTunes 10 now after originally considering going back to it.
I still expect them to bring back multiple windows, PIA without it.

I would include a picture if there was a browse button.



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