iTunes Windows Toolbar

I had some security updates to apply for Windows XP this morning and after a reboot, I saw this weird little iTunes like toolbar for all of 2 seconds before it disappeared. Doing a little digging, I found that for Windows users, iTunes 4.7 has a small toolbar to allow you to control iTunes without taking up any desk space. Here’s how you do it.

1. Go to “EditPreferences” from the top menu within iTunes and select the “Advanced” tab.

2. Make sure that the bottom check box for “Show iTunes icon in system tray” is NOT checked.

3. Right click on your Windows task bar. In the menu that appears, select “ToolbarsiTunes”.

Now whenever you minimize iTunes, the toolbar will appear and give you complete control over the program and you music. How cool is that? 8)

Special thanks to Merlin::Blog for detailing how to enable this feature, because I was unable to figure it out on my own and it’s not documented on Apple’s web site.