iTunes Keyboard Shortcuts to Quickly Accomplish Tasks

Keyboard shortcuts in any application play an important role in helping to accomplish tasks more quickly. The trouble of course, is that almost every application uses a unique combination of shortcut keys which limits the scope of its usage. If you are in the habit of frequently using iTunes, you may print a copy of the shortcuts for quick reference and as you become familiar with the shortcuts, you will no longer need any reference material. You can refer to this list of iTunes keyboard shortcuts or download it in the PDF format ( link at the bottom of the post) for your use later.

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iTunes Keyboard Shortcuts to Quickly Accomplish Tasks

To Keyboard Shortcut
Open iTunes Help F1
Edit the name of the currently selected item F2
Refresh the selected Radio, iTunes DJ list, or Genius Playlist
Check for app updates when Apps is selected
Refresh source list
Play a selected song Enter
Start or stop playing the selected song Space Bar
Listen to the next or previous album Shift+Right Arrow or Left Arrow
Move one song forward or backward Left Arrow or Right Arrow
Select or deselect all the songs in a list Control+click any checkbox next to a song
Create a playlist from a selection of songs or
Create a new Smart Playlist
Shift+click the Add (+) button at the bottom left of the window
Move forward or backward within a song Control+Alt+Arrow
Reshuffle the current playlist Alt+click the Shuffle button at the bottom left of the window
Search in the iTunes from anywhere in iTunes Type in Search field and press Shift-Return
Insert the cursor in the search field Control+Alt+F
Deselect all the songs in the list Shift+Control+A
Mute the sound (song will continue to play) Control+Alt+Down Arrow
Decrease the volume Control+Down Arrow
Increase the volume Control+Up Arrow
Select all the songs in the list Control+A
Hide or show the Browser (Artist and Album columns) Control+B
Copy the selected song’s information or artwork Control+C
Eject a CD Control+E
Enter or exit full-screen view Control+F
Hide or show song artwork Control+G
Open the song or CD Info window for the selected song or CD Control+I
Open the View Options window for the selected source Control+J
Show the currently playing song in the list Control+L
Add a file to your music library Control+O
Show where a song file is located Control+R
Turn the visualizer on or off Control+T
Stream audio file at a specific URL to iTunes Control+U
Paste a selected song’s information or artwork Control+V
Close the iTunes window Control+W
Cut a selected song’s information or artwork Control+X
Undo your last typing change while still in edit mode Control+Z
Interrupt a process such as burning a CD, syncing, converting a file, and so on. Control+Break
Open iTunes Preferences Control+Comma
Open the Store menu Alt-S
In the Get Info window, see the info for the next or previous song in the list Alt+N or Alt+P
Open iTunes in “safe mode” (without external plug-ins) Control+Shift (while opening iTunes)
Choose artwork for the selected video While the video is playing, press the Control key, click the movie, and choose Set Poster Frame
Expand or collapse all the triangles in the Radio’s Stream list Control+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

Download iTunes Keyboard Shortcuts.

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  • Updated December 27, 2015
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