How to Select All Songs on iTunes

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

In the following lines, you will find it indicated¬†how to select all songs in iTunes, in order to restore its 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. Trust me, you’ll be amazed how easy it is!

So? How about we finally put the talk aside and get busy? Yup? Great! Position yourself comfortably in front of your trusted computer and immediately start focusing on reading the following. I’m sure that, in the end, you’ll be able to say you’re very happy and satisfied with what you’ll have followed and that, obviously, you’ll be ready to agree with me about the fact that it wasn’t complicated at all. Let it bet?

How to Select All Songs on iTunes with Keyboard

For select all songs in iTunesyou can first use some special commands from keyboard. You can find them listed below. Keep in mind, though, that if you’re using a Mac updated to at least macOS 10.15 CatalinaiTunes has been replaced by the application Musictherefore the indications given below must be applied to the latter (whose functioning is practically similar to that of iTunes).

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Consecutive songs

iTunes song selection

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

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

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

Once the song collection 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 see that all 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 from which you want to start the selection), pressing the key Shift on the keyboard and, continuing to hold, clicking on the last song.

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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 select the songs on the queued items and on the chronology (which you can access by clicking on the button withnumbered list located at the top right) and on the songs searched for using the text field placed at the top right.

I point out 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 instead of iTunes, the commands to use to select the songs are the same as those I just indicated, but, as I said, the graphical interface has slight differences. In this case, therefore, you can access the sections using the left sidebar BookshelfPlaylist 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 gives you access to your queue and history.

Non-consecutive songs

iTunes song selection

You need to select the songs in iTunes or in the macOS Music application, however, acting on the songs not consecutive? You can do this too. To do this, first start iTunes on your computer and go to the section of the program that contains the songs on which you intend to act, proceeding as I indicated in the previous step.

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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 other songs to select. If, after interrupting the first selected song of your interest, you want to select all the other songs in the list instead, 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, while holding down, clicking the items to remove from the selection.

Even in the case of non-consecutive selection of songs, 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 songs in iTunes and the macOS Music application even without using the keyboard, using the menu of the program. In this 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 start iTunes, then go to the section of the program where the songs you are interested in are present, proceeding as I indicated in the step at the beginning of the guide.

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Once you have completed the above steps, left click on any song in the list, then 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 which you always find on the menu Edit. Simpler than that?

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