The iTunes has been a part of Apple for so long and with the arrival of OS X Yosemite, Apple provided for us the iTunes 12. While we are talking of the makeover, there’s a bit change in the interface and the long-recognizable sidebar is gone (not really however). So here is the information you need to know to get back sidebar in iTunes 12.
Why would you want the Sidebar back?
The sidebar is present in iTunes since the good old days. It is that very place where you can discover all your media libraries (including Music, Movies, TV Shows, and so on) and your playlists in one convenient location. In simple words it gives you quick access to any of the content in your iTunes library, however not in iTunes 12.
Not just this, some of you might even find the new interface and navigation awful. The default My Music view simply shows the album cover art and the album tracks only show up when you choose a album, which isn’t great in any way. Since iTunes 12 is the default in OS X Yosemite and there is no alternative to utilize a former version of iTunes, we will accordingly take a look at how to get back the sidebar in iTunes 12.
How to Show Sidebar in iTunes 12?
In the event that you can’t utilize a prior version of iTunes in OS X Yosemite, we fortunately have a workaround to recover the sidebar, however the new sidebar will unluckily not carry on precisely like the sidebar in earlier versions of iTunes.
Anyhow, you will have the capacity to easily move media around between iTunes and iOS devices, and with the new sidebar in iTunes 12 you can effortlessly jump between playlists, devices, and your stuff. Hit the steps beneath to begin.
Step #1. Open iTunes.
Step #3.You’ll now switch to Playlist mode and a sidebar will appear on the left.
Here you need to remember that if you switch out of Playlists view, the sidebar will disappear from iTunes again. If you want to go back to the old column view, you can select Songs from the drop-down menu at the top-right.
Now you’re ready to Show Column Browser from View → Column Browser.
Do you frequently use the sidebar in iTunes? Are you okay with the new interface? Do you find the the absence of sidebar in iTunes 12 annoying? Hit the comments section and let us know.