iTunes iTunes

iTunes Store

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Ctrl+] / [ Go to the next page / go to previous page in the iTunes Store
F5 Check for new podcast episodes (when Podcasts is selected, below Library)
Type in Search field and pressShift+Enter Initiate a search in the iTunes Store (from anywhere in iTunes)
Alt+s Open the Store menu
F5 Check for app updates (when Apps is selected, below Library)

View Menu

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Ctrl+Shift+s Switch to the MiniPlayer
Ctrl+B Hide or show the Browser (Artist and Album columns)
Ctrl+T Turn the visualizer on or off
Ctrl+F Fullscreen visualizer
Ctrl+Shift+F See more options when a visual effect is showing
Ctrl+J Open the View Options window for the selected source

With full keyboard navigation enabled

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Tab Select the next control
Enter Click the currently selected control
Arrow Left / Arrow Rightor+ / -on the numeric keypad Open or close the selected item’s disclosure triangle

Control menu shortcuts

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
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)
Ctrl+Arrow Up / Arrow Down Increase the volume / decrease the volume
Ctrl+Alt+Arrow Down Mute the sound (song keeps playing)
Ctrl+E Eject a CD

Edit Menu

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Ctrl+, Open iTunes Preferences
Ctrl+Z Undo your last typing change while still in edit mode
Ctrl+X / Ctrl+C / Ctrl+V Cut the selected song’s information or artwork
Ctrl+A Deselect all the songs in the list
Ctrl+Shift+A Hide or show the Artist and Album columns

File and Window

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Ctrlclick a triangle Expand or collapse all the triangles in the Radio’s Stream list
Alt+N / Alt+P In the Get Info window, see the info for the next or previous song in the list
Ctrl+F Select the search field
Press?, then key available See more options when a visual effect is showing
While the video is playing,Ctrlclick the movie, and choose Set Poster Frame Choose artwork for the selected video
Ctrl+U Stream audio file at a specific URL to iTunes

Library and Playlist

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Ctrlclick the checkbox next to a song Select or deselect all the songs in a list
CtrlShift-N Create a new playlist from a selection of songs
CtrlAlt-N Create a new Smart Playlist
F5 Refresh the Radio list, when Radio is selected (or Genius Playlist if selected)

Playback shortcuts

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Enter Play the currently selected song immediately
Ctrl+Alt+Arrow Right / Arrow Left Move forward or backward within a song
Shift+Arrow Right / Arrow Left Listen to the next or previous album in a list
Arrow Left / Arrow Right Go to the next / go to previous song in a list

Other

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Ctrl+? Open iTunes Help
Ctrl+Shift(while opening iTunes) Open iTunes in “safe mode” (without external plug-ins)
F2 Edit the name of the currently selected item
F5 Refresh source list
Ctrl+Break Interrupt the current process (burning a CD, syncing, converting a file, and so on)
Ctrl+Shift+Arrow Right / Arrow Left Go to the next or last chapter (during playing spoken words, if available)
Press and holdControl+Shiftwhen connecting iPod/iPhone Prevent iPod / iPhone from automatically syncing when you connect it to your computer
Press?, then key available See more options when a visual effect is showing

File Menu

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Ctrl+N Create a new playlist
Ctrl+O Open / 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