November 30th, 2012 • 3:42 pm
Here’s the first glitch I’ve encountered in iTunes 11 on my Mac Pro:
When the sidebar is visible (“”) and the source is a specific playlist rather than the default “Music”, the “Column Browser” submenu is greyed out and inaccessible.
If the sidebar is hidden and the source is a specific playlist, then the column browser submenu is accessible. But if the sidebar is visible, it’s not.
Initially, I also thought that the column browser didn’t work even for the main “Music” source. But in fact in order to be able to use it with “Music” as the source (rather than a specific playlist), you need to click on “Songs” rather than “Albums”, “Artists”, etc. After that, the column browser is available.
Unfortunately, in all cases, the column browser in iTunes 11 appears to be more limited than it used to be. It does not look like you can use the vertical layout (with columns on the left) anymore. Why did Apple have to take this away from us?
As for the column browser for playlists with the sidebar visible, I hope it’s just a glitch and something that will be fixed in an update soon.