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It used to be so easy,....

by Emerogork / June 24, 2013 2:13 AM PDT

When I first signed up, I could see a list of the podcasts to which I subscribed, both paid and free. I could sift through listen, see which had been listened, and delete as I wanted.

Now I have to flip though numerous screens, click on podcasts, do a search for one of the topics and finally see a large list of entries. Once one has been played, I do not see any indication that it has been and there is no option to delete old, listened or unwanted items. (Right click or delete keys have been tried.)

I also have to see that incredibly distracting animation that is so annoying that I have to move most of the page off screen or place paper across the monitor in order to to do anything.

Has the organization really become such shambled here or am I just missing some direction that could bring this back to some civility?

I had it set up for an elderly gentleman who can no longer follow the "fandangled sh## design of some kid programmer".

Insights welcome.

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Podcasts in decline.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 24, 2013 3:41 AM PDT
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Not sure what version of iTunes you are referring to but,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / June 24, 2013 8:54 AM PDT

I am running version 11.04 and I have no animation, have a sidebar that has an icon for podcasts which shows a list all the podcasts I have (shown in groups) which when selected shows a list of all the podcasts in that group.
Along with that, it shows which ones have been viewed/listened to, and a Right Click brings up 21 different options including Delete.

While I agree that iTunes has grown far bigger than it should be, it is fairly easy to take it back to something that and elderly gentleman could follow quite easily.

Here is a screenshot:


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Not sure what version I have...
by Emerogork / June 24, 2013 11:42 AM PDT

How do I find the version number? I looked on a lot of places....

11.04 sounds workable, how would I switch to it?

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Open iTunes,
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / June 24, 2013 9:54 PM PDT

Mac: In the menubar, under iTunes, see About iTunes.
Windows: In the menubar, under Help, see About iTunes.

If you cannot find it in Windows, just check all the options in the menubar

If you do not have 11.04, download it from the Apple site


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