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The Snapback button

From: iTunes 10 Essential Training

Video: The Snapback button

In this movie, I want to quickly show you another feature you'll probably find more and more useful as your library begins to grow. I am going to start a song playing. (Music Playing) So sometimes you may be playing a song while browsing through the rest of your library, maybe looking up some info, maybe changing some info. I am not going to change anything here. I am just going to cancel out of that. But then you want to get back to the song you're playing but in a particularly large library, you might not be able to find it too quickly. Because what I'm looking for as I scroll through here is this little speaker icon that indicates to me which song is currently playing.

The Snapback button

In this movie, I want to quickly show you another feature you'll probably find more and more useful as your library begins to grow. I am going to start a song playing. (Music Playing) So sometimes you may be playing a song while browsing through the rest of your library, maybe looking up some info, maybe changing some info. I am not going to change anything here. I am just going to cancel out of that. But then you want to get back to the song you're playing but in a particularly large library, you might not be able to find it too quickly. Because what I'm looking for as I scroll through here is this little speaker icon that indicates to me which song is currently playing.

And in a large library, it might take me an unnecessarily long time to locate that song. So what we can do is use this little button in the right side of the center display called the Snapback button and clicking this button takes you right back to the song that's currently playing, let's go ahead and pause that. So that can be a really convenient button to have especially if you have a large library. The Snapback button can also be really useful if you're playing your songs in Shuffle mode, which we will discuss a little later. Sometimes a song might come up reminding you that you wanted to edit its information or just look up some of its info.

In that case, just click the Snapback button to go right to that song and the Snapback button works whether you're in the song list, album list, Grid view or Cover Flow view.

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iTunes 10 Essential Training

60 video lessons · 20171 viewers

Garrick Chow
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  1. 1m 37s
    1. Welcome
      1m 1s
    2. Using the exercise files
      36s
  2. 31m 45s
    1. Opening iTunes for the first time
      3m 20s
    2. Exploring the Source pane
      4m 49s
    3. Using the playback controls
      6m 33s
    4. Setting general preferences
      3m 21s
    5. Exploring the interface differences in the Mac and Windows versions
      7m 14s
    6. Setting parental controls
      4m 39s
    7. Using keyboard shortcuts
      1m 49s
  3. 57m 19s
    1. Understanding file formats
      8m 58s
    2. Importing from a CD
      5m 41s
    3. Entering song info manually
      8m 40s
    4. Finding and adding album artwork
      6m 41s
    5. Adding lyrics to songs
      4m 2s
    6. Dragging in song files
      6m 32s
    7. Converting single files
      2m 24s
    8. Using the Automatically Add to iTunes folder
      5m 0s
    9. Joining tracks
      4m 46s
    10. Importing videos
      4m 35s
  4. 25m 44s
    1. Consolidating your library
      4m 8s
    2. Upgrading to iTunes Media organization
      2m 29s
    3. Extending your library
      4m 47s
    4. Working with multiple libraries
      2m 38s
    5. Finding duplicate songs
      3m 56s
    6. Moving a library
      7m 46s
  5. 1h 2m
    1. Browsing
      6m 34s
    2. Searching
      1m 52s
    3. The Snapback button
      1m 18s
    4. Rating songs
      2m 7s
    5. Exploring playback options
      9m 35s
    6. Creating playlists
      5m 53s
    7. Creating Smart Playlists
      7m 13s
    8. Creating playlist folders
      2m 55s
    9. Shuffling and repeating
      3m 4s
    10. Using iTunes DJ for party playlists
      7m 14s
    11. Using the Equalizer
      7m 1s
    12. Using the Visualizer
      4m 20s
    13. Using internet radio
      3m 27s
  6. 20m 6s
    1. Sharing over a network
      5m 6s
    2. Turning on home sharing
      4m 2s
    3. Burning discs
      6m 54s
    4. Using AirPlay to stream content from iTunes to an AppleTV or Airport Express
      4m 4s
  7. 38m 46s
    1. Store overview
      3m 29s
    2. Creating an account
      3m 28s
    3. Browsing for content
      4m 2s
    4. Searching for content
      3m 29s
    5. Purchasing content
      7m 32s
    6. Purchasing gifts for others
      3m 44s
    7. Redeeming iTunes gift certificates
      1m 15s
    8. Using the Genius sidebar and creating Genius playlists
      5m 50s
    9. Using the Ping social network
      5m 57s
  8. 9m 2s
    1. Finding and subscribing to podcasts
      6m 50s
    2. Listening to and interacting with enhanced podcasts
      2m 12s
  9. 27m 38s
    1. Managing your iPod
      7m 21s
    2. Syncing music and movies
      7m 16s
    3. Syncing photos from a Mac
      3m 51s
    4. Syncing photos from a Windows computer
      3m 2s
    5. Syncing contacts and calendars from a Mac
      3m 5s
    6. Syncing contacts and calendars from a Windows computer
      3m 3s
  10. 14s
    1. Goodbye
      14s

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