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Feb 13, 2010

There's something that's been bugging me for ages, literally years:

I've got a whole lot of music, 45 days worth, and I view it by date added and want to keep it that way for a number of reasons.

Problem is, when I want to play an album I have to click on the first track, then switch to album (or artist) display by the end of that track.

The other day I added an album by dragging it into iTunes in the Finder. I noticed that I could start and stop and advance and rewind tracks and it would go in order, from first to last track, even in Date Added mode, so it was visually moving up and down instead of from top to bottom.

Is there secretly a way to view in Date Added but have the next track be the next track on that album? Besides dragging the tracks into iTunes from the Finder I mean.

If anyone has a way to do this, it would seriously improve my life and I would be infinitely grateful.

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