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iTunes 12.4

by Josh Centers

Apple has released iTunes 12.4 [1] with some design tweaks to simplify the previously ghastly interface. The most notable change is the return of the sidebar as a prominent default screen element. Apple replaced the media kind buttons with a pop-up menu, called the Media Picker, for choosing which media type to view. The company also eliminated the View Options menu — instead, use View > View Options. Finally, the Back and Forward buttons now work across the entire interface, instead of just in the iTunes Store. For more details, see Kirk McElhearn’s write-up for Macworld [2], as well as a list of minor changes [3] on his personal blog. (Free, 233 MB via direct download [4] or via Software Update, 10.8.5+)

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[1]: http://www.apple.com/itunes/
[2]: http://www.macworld.com/article/3070462/streaming-media/apple-simplifies-navigation-with-itunes-12-4.html
[3]: http://www.mcelhearn.com/some-minor-changes-in-itunes-12-4/
[4]: http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/
[5]: http://tidbits.com/resources/2016-05/iTunes-12.4.png