iTunes Keyboard Shortcuts

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    iTunes Keyboard Shortcuts

    Playback shortcuts

    You can use your keyboard to quickly accomplish many tasks in iTunes. To find the shortcuts for common commands, look in the menus (or see the menu shortcuts below). To do an action, press the keys indicated below.


    Playback shortcuts

    Action Shortcut

    Play the selected song immediately Return
    Listen to the next or previous album in a list Option-Right Arrow or Left Arrow (or Option-click the Skip Forward or Skip Backward controls in the upper-left corner of the iTunes window)
    Rewind or fast-forward to the next song in a list Command-Left Arrow or Right Arrow (or click the Skip Forward or Skip Backward controls in the upper-left corner of the iTunes window)

    Library and playlist shortcuts

    Action Shortcut

    Create a playlist from a selection of songs Shift-click the Add (+) button (You can also drag the songs to the white area of the Source list.)
    Create a new Smart Playlist Option-click the Add (+) button
    Reshuffle the current playlist Option-click the Shuffle button
    Delete the selected playlist from your Source list without confirming that you want to delete it Command-Delete
    Delete the selected playlist and all the songs it contains from your library Option-Delete
    Delete the selected song from your library and all playlists Option-Delete

    Music Store shortcuts

    Action Shortcut

    Go to the next page in the Music Store Command-Right bracket (])
    Go to the previous page in the Music Store Command-Left bracket ([)

    File and window shortcuts

    Action Shortcut

    Check or uncheck all the songs in a list Command-click the checkbox next to a song
    Change the song information columns you see Control-click a column heading
    Expand or collapse all the triangles in the Radio's Stream list Command-click a triangle
    Shrink the iTunes window to show only the playback controls Click the zoom control in the upper-left corner of the iTunes window
    Zoom the window to an ideal size Option-click the zoom control in the upper-left corner of the iTunes window
    See the iTunes window resize while you are resizing it Command-drag the resize box in the lower-right corner of the window
    In the Get Info window, see the info for the next or previous song in the list Command-N or Command-P
    Go to the previous or next pane in the Get Info or Preferences window Command-click left bracket ( [ ) or right bracket ( ] )
    See more options when a visual effect is showing Press ?, then press the indicated key to use an option (not all visual effects support this)

    iPod shortcuts

    Action Shortcut

    Prevent iPod from automatically updating when you connect it to your computer Command-Option as you connect the iPod to your computer (hold the keys down until the iPod appears in the iTunes Source list)

    Audible shortcuts

    Action Shortcut

    Go to the next or last chapter (if available) Command-Shift-Right Arrow or Left Arrow

    iTunes menu shortcuts

    Action Shortcut

    Open iTunes preferences Command-comma
    Hide the iTunes window Command- H
    Hide all other applications Option-Command-H
    Quit the iTunes application Command-Q

    File menu shortcuts

    Action Shortcut

    Create a new playlist Command-N
    Create a new playlist with the selected songs Shift-Command-N
    Create a new Smart Playlist Option-Command-N

    Add a file to the Library Command-O

    Close the iTunes window Command-W

    Import a song, playlist, or library file Shift-Command-O
    Open the song or CD Info window for the selected song or CD Command-I
    Show where a song file is located Command-R
    Show the currently playing song in the list Command-L

    Edit menu shortcuts

    Action Shortcut

    Undo your last action Command-Z
    Cut the selected song's information Command-X
    Copy the selected song's information Command-C
    Paste the selected song's information Command-V
    Select all the songs in the list Command-A
    Deselect all the songs in the list Shift-Command-A
    Hide or Show the Artist and Album columns Command-B
    Hide or Show the song artwork Command-G
    Open the View Options window for the selected source Command-J

    Controls menu shortcuts

    Action Shortcut

    Stop or start playing the selected song Space Bar
    When a song is playing, play the next song in a list Command-Right Arrow
    When a song is playing, play the previous song in a list Command-Left Arrow

    Increase the volume Command-Up Arrow

    Decrease the volume Command-Down Arrow

    Mute the sound (song keeps playing) Option-Command-Down Arrow

    Eject a CD Command-E

    Visualizer menu shortcuts

    Action Shortcut

    Turn the visualizer on or off Command-T
    Make visual effects take up the entire screen (when visualizer is on) Command-F

    Advanced menu shortcuts

    Action Shortcut

    Stream audio file at a specific URL to iTunes Command-U

    Window menu shortcuts

    Action Shortcut

    Put the iTunes window in the Dock Command-M
    View the iTunes window Option-Command-1
    View the Equalizer window Option-Command-2

    Help menu functions

    Action Shortcut

    Open iTunes and Music Store Help Command-?

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