Upcoming iTunes 11 Update Will Restore Duplicate Song Search

After iTunes 11 arrived and brought much needed refreshment and improved the user experience, many of us were surprised to find out that Apple had removed the duplicate song finder, like Walt Mossberg the Wall Street Journal tech columnist.

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Even Mossberg said that this move is a “drawback” in his review of iTunes 11, but he quickly added that Apple officials had suggested to him that this most convenient feature will “soon be restored in a minor update of the program”.

I myself found the iTunes option “Display Exact Duplicates” very useful, as I could identify duplicates with a single move, and could clean up my music library by finding the songs with multiple copies.

While the duplicate finder will return, some options won’t, and this includes the album cover browsing feature through the Cover Flow Carousel, which Apple claims was used by too few users.

The next minor update, which we expect to come soon, will also fix some bugs such as missing album covers, and another which prevents Apple TV users from wirelessly streaming cloud-based movies.

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