When iTunes is Home Sharing its library with a Mac on the local network, if it is quit, it will quit without warning you that other users are sharing the library. What happens is that the music suddenly stops. This is in contrast to what happens when the library is being shared with an iOS device. In this case a dialogue box is shown:
Obviously, what needs to happen is that the source iTunes should be showing this dialogue for other Macs. What would be great is if the other users saw a notification about why their music is suddenly about to stop playing…
As Rhianna says, Please Don’t Stop The Music…
iTunes 184.108.40.206; OS X El Capitan 10.11.6.
Looks like the View Options window in iTunes didn’t get the rounded corners upgrade message.
Here’s the Equaliser window (rounded corners):
And here’s the View Options window (square corners):
There is a problem when fast-switching (Cmd-Tab shortcut) between full-screen applications.
In the demonstration video below, you can see that I enter full-screen in iTunes. Then I fast-switch to Safari. Then I fast-switch back to iTunes. What we get is iTunes with whatever other window happens to be open. (In the video the Equalizer window is open). If the Equalizer window was not open, then we would see NO windows at all for iTunes, which shows how ridiculous this bug is.) In order to see the window that was full-screened, that window needs to be manually selected in the Window menu item/the application icon in the Dock must be clicked.
In the video, here are the steps:
- Make the application full-screen (iTunes).
- Fast-switch (cmd-tab shortcut) to another application (Safari).
- Fast-switch back to iTunes.
- The window that was full-screen now doesn’t show, only another non-full-screen window (in this case the Equalizer).
- In order to get to the full-screen window, the menu item Window > (window name) must be selected, or the application Dock icon must be clicked.
OS X El Capitan 10.11.6
I sync my iPhone with iTunes. I like to have a local backup. Occasionally I get a message like this:
Yay! An update. Let’s click Download and Update.
Oh. Let me have a closer look…
I’ve 1.36 GB of free space. That’s greater than the 770 MB that’s required. Let me sync the phone and see how much free space there is afterwards.
Wow. 3.30 GB. That should be enough for the sync.
Hmm. Let’s check the iPhone itself.
Well, I guess this figure of 411 MB is the number that the update process is seeing, and no wonder it’s complaining. But, why is iTunes giving me such a large figure for free space? Shouldn’t it be querying the iPhone itself and getting the phone’s free space number?
It may be that my iPhone needs to be restored. But even so, iTunes calculation of free space is not the same as how the iPhone itself calculates it. Which one is right?
iTunes 220.127.116.11; iOS 9.3.5 (13G36); OS X El Capitan 10.11.6.