Accessing Features with the Ellipsis (…)

In this lesson for iTunes on the Mac, we take a closer look at the different features we have with the ellipsis or three dots we see throughout the iTunes interface. When we click on these three dots, we get access to various features such as adding a song or album to a playlist, getting more information about a song or album, creating radio stations based on what we have selected, and loving or disliking what we have selected.

Ellipsis or Three Dots
You will notice throughout the interface of iTunes you have access to three dots (ellipsis). These can be next to an artist, album, song, podcast, movie, and in the display. When you click on this, you are going to have access to more iTunes features. These features are relevant to what you are clicking on. As an example, if you click on the ellipsis next to an album, you can add the album to a playlist, or view album information such as when it was released. If you click on the ellipsis next to a podcast episode, you will get podcast information, you can mark it as played or unplayed, and download it if it is not downloaded.

You can also Control-click on an album, song, podcast, movie, etc. to get to similar features. Just hold down the control key when you click on any of your media. If you control-click on an album, you can add the album to a playlist or view artist information. If it was a podcast episode, you could mark it as unplayed tor download it.

See this Lesson in Action
If you want to see this lesson in action, take a look at the video above.

Lesson tags: Mac Tutorials
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