iTunes: Keeping the Mini Player on Top

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You may be familiar with iTunes’ Mini Player—the small controller that replaces the full window when you click iTunes’ green “stoplight” button.

This nifty little player can be resized to make it teeny-tiny or expanded to show information on the song that’s playing. To do this, you’ll just click and drag one of the edges of the player.

Here’s the small version of the player…

 

 

 …but you can drag it out to make it much more informative.

 

 

What’s neat, however, is that you can force this window to float above everything else, so you don’t have to go hunting for it when you want to change songs. That setting lives under the iTunes > Preferences menu item, within the Advanced tab.

Check the box titled Keep Mini Player on top of all other windows, and that’s all you have to do. No matter what program you’re in, the iTunes player will stay where you’ve positioned it on the screen (and on top of every other window) for pure music-choosing goodness. 

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Comments

furbies

Melissa

I thought you be more likely to listen to the likes of “Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict”

Melissa Holt

I can see why you’d think that, but pre-1970s Pink Floyd is not my thing.

“I’VE GOT A BIKE, YOU CAN RIDE IT IF YOU LIKE/IT’S GOT A BASKET, A BELL THAT RINGS, AND THINGS TO MAKE IT LOOK GOOD!!!!”

No, fellas. Just no.

furbies

I can see why you?d think that, but pre-1970s Pink Floyd is not my thing.

Live At Pompeii then ?

Melissa Holt

Live at Pompeii was pretty cool, but it still had too much ‘60s stuff for my tastes. :D

furbies

Echoes was 1971 (officially) From the Album Meddle

Melissa Holt

But it had some of A Saucerful of Secrets! Ewwwww.

furbies

But it had some of A Saucerful of Secrets! Ewwwww.

I guess I just must be showing my age….....

“Shine On You Crazy Diamond”

Melissa Holt

Nah, I really like almost all music from that era, just not Pink Floyd’s stuff (despite how much I love them). I’m more of a ‘60s-folk-rocker than a psychedelic. smile

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