58 iTunes Keyboard Shortcuts

1. Playback shortcuts

Space

Start or stop playing the selected song

Enter

Play the currently selected song from the beginning

Option++Arrow Right/Arrow Left

Move forward or backward within a song

Option+Arrow Right/Arrow Left

Listen to the next or previous album in a list

Arrow Left/Arrow Right

Go to the next or previous song in a list

2. Library and Playlist

+click the checkbox next to a song

Select or deselect all the songs in a list

Shift++N

Create a new playlist from selected songs

Option++N

Create a new Smart Playlist

+Delete

Delete the selected playlist without confirming that you want to delete it

Option+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

+R

Refresh the Radio list, when Radio is selected (or Genius Playlist if selected)

3. iTunes Store shortcuts

+/

Go to the next page / go to previous page in iTunes Store

Type in Search field and press Option+Enter

Initiate a search in the iTunes Store (from anywhere in iTunes)

+R

Check for app updates (when Apps is selected, below Library)

4. File and Window

Ctrl+click a column heading

Change the song information columns

+click a triangle

Expand or collapse all the triangles in the Radio’s Stream list

Option++M

Shrink the iTunes window to show only the playback controls

Option+click the zoom button in the upper+left corner of the iTunes window

Switch between custom and maximum window sizes

+drag the resize control in the lower+right corner of the window

See the iTunes window resize while you are resizing it

+N/+P

In the Info window, see the info for the next or previous song in the list

Shift++/

Go to the previous or next pane in the Get Info or Preferences window

+F

Select the search field

5. iTunes menu shortcuts

+,

Open iTunes Preferences

+H

Hide the iTunes window

Option++H

Hide all other applications

+Q

Quit iTunes

6. File Menu

+N

Create a new playlist

Shift++N

Create a new playlist with the selected songs

Option++N

Create a new Smart Playlist

+O

Open / add a file to your music library

+W

Close the iTunes window

+I

Open the Info window for the selected song or CD

Shift++R

Show where a song file is located

+L

Show the currently playing song in the list

+U

Stream audio file at a specific URL to iTunes

7. Edit Menu

+,

Open iTunes Preferences

+Z

Undo your last typing change while editing an item’s information

+X/+C/+V

Cut / Copy / Paste the selected song’s information or artwork

+A

Select all the songs in the list

Shift++A

Deselect all the songs in the list

+B

Hide or show the Artist and Album columns

+J

Open the View Options window for the selected source

8. Add Menu

Space

Start or stop playing the selected song

Arrow Right/Arrow Left

Play the next song / play previous song in a list (When a song is playing)

+Arrow Up/+Arrow Down

Increase the volume / decrease the volume

Option++Arrow Down

Mute the sound (song keeps playing)

+E

Eject a CD

. Visualizer Menu

+T

Turn the visualizer on or off

+F

Fullscreen visualizer

Press ?, then key available

See more options when a visual effect is showing

10. Other

Ctrl++F

Enter or exit full-screen view

+M

Put the iTunes window in the Dock

+?

Open iTunes Help

Option+Command (while opening iTunes)

Open iTunes in “safe mode” (without external plug-ins)

While the video is playing, Control+click the movie, and choose Set Poster Frame

Choose artwork for the selected video

Press and hold Option+Command when connecting iPod/iPhone

Prevent iPod from automatically syncing when you connect it to your computer

Shift++Arrow Right/Arrow Left

Go to the next or last chapter during spoken words (if available)

Source: Apple Support Pages

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