iTunes 11 for Windows keyboard shortcuts

iTunes 11 for Windows -
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- Shortcuts

iTunes keyboard shortcuts will help you to access many features of the program. You can also see these keyboard shortcuts on program menus.

⤶ Enter

Play the currently selected song immediately

Ctrl + Alt + ←  →

Move backward or forward within a song

↑   Shift + ←  →

Listen to previous or next album in a list

←  →

Go to the previous or next song in a list

Ctrl +

(on the checkbox next to a song) Select or deselect all the songs in a list

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + N

Create a playlist from a selection of songs

Ctrl + Alt + N

Create a new smart playlist


Refresh the Radio list (when Radio is selected)


Refresh a Genius playlist (when the playlist is selected)

Ctrl + ]

Go to next page in the iTunes Store

Ctrl + [

Go to previous page in the iTunes Store


Check for new podcast episodes (when Podcasts is selected, below the Library)

↑   Shift + ⤶ Enter

(after typing in Search field) Initiate a search in the iTunes Store

Alt + S

Open the Store menu


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

Ctrl +

(on a triangle) Expand or collapse all the triangles in the Radio's Stream list

Alt + N

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

or Alt + P
Ctrl + F

Select the search field


then press the indicated key to use an option (not all visual effects support this)

Ctrl +

(on the video) Choose artwork for the selected video

Ctrl + U

Stream audio file at a specific URL to iTunes

Ctrl + ↑   Shift

(while connecting your iPod, until iPod appears in the iTunes window) Prevent iPod from automatically syncing when you connect it to your computer

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + ←  →

Go to last or next chapter (if available)

Ctrl + N

Create a new playlist

Ctrl + O

Add a file to your music library

Ctrl + W

Close the iTunes window

Ctrl + I

Open the song or CD Info window for the selected song or CD

Ctrl + R

Show where a song file is located

Ctrl + L

Show the currently playing song in the list

Ctrl + ,

Open iTunes Preferences

Ctrl + Z

Undo your last typing change while still in edit mode

Ctrl + X

Cut the selected song’s information or artwork

Ctrl + C

Copy the selected song’s information or artwork

Ctrl + V

Paste the selected song’s information or artwork

Ctrl + A

Select all the songs in the list

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + A

Deselect all the songs in the list


Start or stop playing the selected song

When a song is playing, play the next song in a list

When a song is playing, play the previous song in a list

Ctrl +

Increase the volume

Ctrl +

Decrease the volume

Ctrl + Alt +

Mute the sound (song keeps playing)

Ctrl + E

Eject a CD

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + M

Switch to the MiniPlayer

Ctrl + B

Hide or show the Browser (Artist and Album columns)

Ctrl + T

Turn the visualizer on or off

⌘ Cmd + F

Switch between viewing visual effects using the entire screen or in the iTunes window (when visualizer is on)

Ctrl + ↑   Shift + F

Enter or exit full-screen view

Ctrl + J

Open the View Options window for the selected source

Ctrl + ?

Open iTunes help

Ctrl + ↑   Shift

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


Edit the name of the currently selected item


Refresh source list

Ctrl + Break

Interrupt the current process (burning a CD, syncing, converting a file, and so on)

To turn on full keyboard navigation, choose Edit > Preferences, click General, and select "Enable full keyboard navigation."
⭾ Tab

Select the next control

⤶ Enter

Click the currently selected control

←  →

Open or close the selected item's disclosure triangle


Open the selected item's disclosure triangle


Close the selected item's disclosure triangle

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Program information

Program name: iTunes 11 for Windows iTunes 11 for Windows (Media player)

Apple iTunes is free application for managing your digital music and video. The application connects to your iPhone, iPod and Apple TV and syncs your content. iTunes provides a great way to follow your favorite artists and discover what your friends are listening to.

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Last update: 11 Nov 2019

Shortcut count: 61

How easy to press shortcuts: 83%

Platform detected: Windows and macOS mixed

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