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How to select all songs on iTunes

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How to select all songs on iTunes: Did you notice that while playing your music library on iTunes, are some tracks skipped? Would you like to create an iTunes playlist with your favorite songs but don’t know how to quickly select them? Don’t worry, it’s child’s play and I can help you if you want.

In the following lines, in fact, you will find indicated how to select all songs on iTunes, in such a way as to restore automatic playback, quickly generate playlists and much more. Just press a few keys on the computer keyboard or use the appropriate items in the program menus and that’s it. Believe me, you will be amazed at how easy it is!

Then? How about finally putting the chatter aside and starting to get busy? Yup? Great! Position yourself comfortably in front of your trusted computer and immediately start concentrating on reading what is reported below. I am sure that, in the end, you will be able to tell yourself very happy and satisfied with what you will have below and that, of course, you will be ready to agree with me regarding the fact that it was absolutely not complicated. Let it bet?

How to select all songs on iTunes with keyboard

For select all songs on iTunesyou can first resort to some special commands from keyboard. Find them listed below. Keep in mind, though, that if you’re using an upgraded Mac at least a macOS 10.15 CatalinaiTunes has been replaced by the application Musictherefore the following indications must be applied to the latter (the operation of which is practically the same as that of iTunes).

Consecutive songs

You are interested in understanding how to select all the songs in sequence on iTunes? Then first start the program on your computer, selecting the relevant one link that you find in Windows Start menu or by clicking on the icon in the MacOS Launchpad.

Now that the main iTunes window is displayed, access your music library by selecting the item first Music from the drop-down menu at the top left (unnecessary step on Music for macOS) and clicking on the tab Bookshelf that you find at the top.

Then, select the item Tracks present in the side menu, to directly access the collection of songs. You can also view the contents based on artists, albums, genres or you can open the playlists, by selecting the appropriate items in advance that you always find in the side menu and choosing the items of interest to you on the right side of the screen.

Once the collection of songs is displayed, to select all the songs consecutively, click on a song of your choice and then use the key combination Ctrl + A (on Windows) or that cmd + a (on macOS). That’s all! You will easily realize that all the songs on the current screen have been selected, as they will be highlighted in blue.

Alternatively, you can select only a group of consecutive songs by clicking on the first song in the list (or in any case on the first one from which you want to start the selection), pressing the key Shift on the keyboard and, continuing to hold, clicking on the last song.

If you think about it, you can deselect all selected songs in iTunes using the key combination Ctrl + Shift + A (on Windows) or that cmd + shift + a (on macOS).

You can also perform song selection operations on queued items and on the chronology (which you can access by clicking on the button with thenumbered list located at the top right) and on the songs searched via the text field at the top right.

Please note that the same operations can also be performed on Apple Music songs, accessible by clicking on the items For you And You discover found at the top of the program screen.

If you are using a Mac updated to at least macOS Catalina, and therefore you have the Music application in place of iTunes, the commands to use to select the songs are the same as those I have just indicated, but, as I told you, the graphical interface has some slight differences. In this case, therefore, through the left sidebar you can access the sections Bookshelf, Playlist And Apple Music. Always on the left, but at the top, you will find the search fieldwhile at the top right there is the button with thenumbered list which allows you to access the queue and history.

Non-consecutive songs

ITunes song selection

You need to select the songs on iTunes or on the MacOS Music application, however, going to act on songs not consecutive? This can also be done. To do this, first start iTunes on your computer and go to the section of the program where the songs on which you intend to act are present, proceeding as I indicated in previous step.

Then, just click on the first song in the list, press the key Ctrl (on Windows) or the key cmd (on macOS) and, while continuing to hold, click on the other songs to select. If, after the interruption of the first selected song of your interest, you want to select all the other songs in the list, you can do so by pressing the key Shift on the keyboard and, continuing to hold, clicking on the last song.

You can also consider proceeding by first selecting all the songs on iTunes, using the key combination Ctrl + A (on Windows) or that cmd + a (on macOS), and then deselecting the songs that don’t interest you, by pressing the key Ctrl (on Windows) or that cmd (on macOS) and, continuing to hold, clicking the items to remove from the selection.

Even in the case of non-consecutive song selection, if you have second thoughts, you can deselect all songs using the key combination Ctrl + Shift + A (on Windows) or that cmd + shift + a (on macOS).

How to select all songs on iTunes with menus

ITunes song selection

If you find it more practical, you can select all the songs on iTunes and the macOS Music application even without using the keyboard, using the menu of the program. In that case, however, keep in mind that the only thing you can do is select all the songs in the list consecutive between them.

In any case, to do this, first of all start iTunes, then go to the section of the program where there are the songs in relation to which you are interested in going to act, proceeding as I indicated in step at the beginning of the guide.

Once you’ve completed the steps above, left click on any song in the list, then click on the menu Edit that you find at the top left, then choose the option Select all to the latter. If necessary, you can cancel the selection made by selecting the item Remove selection that you always find in the menu Edit. Easier than that