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iPod: The Missing Manual, 7th Edition by David Pogue, J.D. Biersdorfer

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Search for Songs on the iPod

As your music collection grows, scrolling to find a specific song or album can leave your thumb weary. Sometimes, you may not even remember if you have a certain song on the iPod. The Search feature, available on iPods released in the past few years, lets you drill down through your massive library and locate specific songs, albums, and so on with a few spins of the click wheel. It works like this:

❶ Choose iPod→Music→Search.

❷ On the screen that appears, use the click wheel to highlight a letter from the alphabet. Press the center button to select a letter.

❸ The iPod immediately presents a list of narrowed down matching titles, winnowing it further as you select more letters. Use the iPod's Rewind/Previous key as a Backspace to wipe out letters you don't want.

❹ Once the title you want appears onscreen, click the Menu button (to jump up to the results list) and then scroll down to select your pick.

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Tip

iPod Shuffle owners, this one's just for you: To jump back to the very first song on your Shuffle's playlist, flip the shuffle switch to Play In Order (which looks like two arrows chasing each other's tails). Then click the Play/Pause button three times fast.

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