How to stop genuis updating
i Tunes has long had a Show Duplicate Items feature, which lets you find duplicate music, movies, TV shows, etc., in your library.I covered duplicates in i Tunes, and on the Mac, in this recent article.With a bit of work, however, you can create your own custom Recently Added views by setting up smart playlists. i Tunes selects the media kind you are currently viewing at the top of the playlist.
Here's a look at some of the annoyances in i Tunes 12.4, and how to get around them.
You could create one playlist for each media kind you want to view in this way, or you could change the topmost menu in the smart playlist dialog to "all media," so it shows all your recent media.
Podcasts had a particularly useful Recently Added section, where you could see episodes that had been updated today, this week, and this month.
But some people have complained that what was before a single click to switch libraries now takes two clicks.
If that extra click really bothers you, I offer an even better solution: use keyboard shortcuts.
With these shortcuts, any media library is just a keypress away; and for most people, it's even quicker to press a keyboard shortcut than click a button. (The missing sidebar, by the way, has returned as the main control for viewing your content within a library.) This replaces Recently Added sections at the top of the various views, such as Artists, Albums, and Genres, for music, and the different views for Movies, TV Shows, and Podcasts.