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How to: Show hidden iTunes visualizer controls

13 December 2010 5,624 views 4 Comments

When using an iTunes visualizer, did you know nearly all visualizers offer a range of controls for tweaking the experience? For example, by pressing the “i” key, you can get iTunes to display the track information. Also, if the visualizer has multiple modes, you can cycle through them by pressing the “m” key.

Apple’s published the The Hidden iTunes Visualizer Controls tutorial on how to access and use them:

If the [visualizer] you’re using has hidden commands you can see them for a brief time by typing “?” (question mark) while a song is playing and visualizer is visible. The keystrokes will work regardless of whether the help menu is showing, so if you memorize them it’s possible to add Virtuoso Visualizer Player to your list of accomplishments. (For the Visualizer choice called Jelly, available only in iTunes for Mac, try holding the keys down, especially the number keys, for maximum effect.)

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Yes, Jelly’s Mac-only and pressing + holding multiple keys will amplify the effects available.

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