How to control iTunes from your toolbar, a visual guide

Most of us have iPods for our music players and when we want to play music from the convenience of our own computers whether it is a Laptop or a Desktop, iTunes is a preferred method over say WinAmp or Windows Media Player for the wide range of features it provides. I am sure a lot of you out there have been in a situation where you are busy working on your latest assignment or pounding away lines of code and you want to change the song that is being played right now. Now, it is such a major distraction for one to open up iTunes as the current active window and then change the song being played from there. Well, today we are going to change that age old method of using your iTunes and instead work out from the toolbar itself.By adopting this method, you get skip , play , pause songs as well as increase/decrease the current volume. Check it out…

Step 1

Open up iTunes then right click on the task bar at the bottom of the screen and select Toolbars > iTunes

Step 2

Go to Edit –> Preferences –> Advanced. You may need to go to the iTunes preferences and uncheck the “Minimize iTunes windows to system tray” checkbox in order for this to function.

Step 3

Click on the minimize window icon in the upper right corner of iTunes

Step 4

You can now control your iTunes without showing the iTunes window