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| January 14, 2012
Apple Tweaks iTunes: Pop-Up Windows With Content Details Now In iTunes Store
It seems Apple has added a neat feature to the iTunes store that allows you to view details about content in pop-up windows — quickly and easily. This makes it so much simpler to navigate the massive store, instead of having to click through multiple pages to find the information you need. [caption id="attachment_262722" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Loving the pop-up windows!"][/caption] You will notice a tiny info button in the bottom right corner of any iTunes store content once you hover it. For movies and TV shows, however, you will notice a play button instead that, when clicked, will give you a pop-up window with the preview of the media. This media preview ability has been around for a while already, whereas information and detail views, specifically in the App Store, are new. These features are not only available on featured store pages, but also in search results. [caption id="attachment_262721" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Notice the info button on the AppAdvice app icon under iPhone"][/caption] Not only can you view all of the information for an item, but you can even access previews where available. I do wish you could move the pop-up window around, though, but it doesn’t seem like you can at the moment. We really love this feature. However, iTunes still needs a lot of work. I remember how thankful I was when they added the two finger swipe (back, forward) into iTunes. As soon as Lion was released, I was so used to doing it in Safari, I could barely function in other apps without it. Please take note that this is only available in iTunes when accessing it on a computer. [gallery]