dougscripts.com

  • submit to reddit
Change the settings of hidden iTunes preferences

Obligatory warning: This script has been designated as an obsoleted "Retro Script". There is no guarantee that it will function as described with modern versions of iTunes and OS X. If used in its current form it may not work at all without modification and, at worst, it may corrupt or destroy data.

Note: This script has not been updated for iTunes 11. Several settings* are no longer applicable in iTunes 11 and later.

Reviewed as a Macworld Mac Gem and rated 4.0 out 5 Mice.

This application will allow you to invoke hidden iTunes preferences:

  • Show "Library" playlist*
  • Changing view setting is global*
  • Allow half-stars in ratings
  • Hide "Ping" buttons*
  • Show/hide arrow links -- to either search the iTunes Store or search your library*
  • Load complete iTunes Store preview before playing*
  • Create playlists for purchased song collections*
  • Play songs while importing or converting
  • Create file names with track number
  • Grid View Search results switch to List View*
  • Option-click zoom button for Mini Player*
  • Disable "elastic" scrolling behavior

For iTunes 9 or later in OS X 10.6 or later only. Previous version for earlier systems is available via direct download in the "Info" section below.

Designated as a Retro Script because: unlikely to work with iTunes 12.

Action shot:

Change Hidden iTunes Preferences in action

Check the settings you want applied and click the "Apply" button.

Latest version:

  • July 19, 2012

Further:

Info:

  • This is an Applet
  • file format: Cocoa-AppleScript (Applet)
  • Gatekeeper Security: Authorized Apple Developer ID
  • current version downloads: 5339 | total downloads: 36809
  • download size: 330.6K
  • older PPC/universal version: direct download
download ⬇

Current v3.1

Popular Now

Super Remove Dead Tracks

downloaded 12m 2s ago

Super Remove Dead Tracks v4.4

Remove iTunes tracks disassociated from files

Search Amazon Book Covers

downloaded 22m 2s ago

Search Amazon Book Covers v1.2

Use tag info from selected track to search Amazon Books for cover art

Album Rating Reset

downloaded 26m 50s ago

Album Rating Reset v2.0

Batch-change the Album Rating for the albums of selected tracks

Save Album Art to Album Folder

downloaded 45m 56s ago

Save Album Art to Album Folder v5.4

Export artwork of selected tracks to parent or specified folder

downloaded 47m 25s ago

Long Description to Description v1.0

Copy Long Description tag to Description tag of selected tracks

Batch Export Playlists

downloaded 50m 26s ago

Batch Export Playlists v2.0

Export selected playlists as individual XML or M3U files

10 Most Recently Added

Site contents © 2001 - 2016 (that's right: 2001) Doug Adams and weblished by Doug Adams. Contact support AT dougscripts DOT com. About.
All rights reserved. Legal.
AppleScript, iTunes, iPod, iPad, and iPhone are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. This site has no direct affiliation with Apple, Inc.