iTunes 7 Slow Interface? Try This.

iTunes 7 Slow Interface? Try This.

If you are having slow response from iTunes when doing things like maximizing, minimizing, changing views and clicking playback controls, go to your preferences under the “General” tab and de-select “Automatically download missing album artwork”. It should look like this (on a Mac):


Makes a huge difference in how the interface responds to clicks. I upgraded to 7.0.1 and I was still having major slowness from the simplest tasks. I found this solution in the Apple discussion boards, mentioned offhandedly and obtusely but my acute powers of deduction and logic allowed me to try the de-selecting trick. I kind of like iTunes again.

In other news, a friend of mine on a PC is having songs disappear from his hard drive. I want to help him out, but haven’t the foggiest where to start (besides scouring the discussion boards). Any suggestions or help will be appreciated.

UPDATE 2:50 PM: This only worked for a bit. Back to crappy GUI speeds. iTunes 7 is a POS. I scanned the boards and discovered a bug that I’m afflicted with. If you click something and wait, iTunes will take 2-3 seconds to respond. If you click and then move your mouse, it’s instantaneous. C R A Z Y.