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iTunes 11 for Windows: Symbols used in iTunes

Symbols used in iTunes

When you import music and videos, symbols indicate the status. Other symbols enable you to do tasks.

Symbol
Description of symbol
What the symbol means
Display icon

Display icon

The item is a video.

Book icon

Document icon

The item is a PDF file.

Two diagonal arrows pointing out

Arrows pointing out

Click to enter full-screen mode.

Two diagonal arrows pointing in

Arrows pointing in

Click to exit full-screen mode.

Exclamation point icon

Exclamation point

Next to a song: The song can’t be located; it may have been moved or deleted.

Next to a podcast: Recent episodes haven’t been downloaded because you have multiple unplayed episodes.

Broadcast icon

Broadcast icon

The song is stored on the Internet; when you click the song, it is “streamed” live to your computer.

Checkbox icon

Black checkmark

The song will be included in the specified action. For example, only songs with a checkmark are imported when you import a CD.

Icon of speaker with sound lines

Speaker with sound lines

The song is playing.

Eject icon

Eject button

Click to eject a CD or disconnect a device.

Blue dot icon

Blue dot next to a movie, TV show, podcast, or iTunes U lesson

You haven’t begun to play this item.

If this appears next to a TV show season or podcast series, there is at least one episode in the season or series that hasn’t been played.

Blue half-dot icon

Blue half-dot next to a movie, TV show, podcast, or iTunes U lesson

You’ve begun to play this item, but haven’t yet played it all the way through.

Arrows pointing up and down at the right of the display window

Arrows at the right of the display window

Click to switch between displays. This symbol appears only if iTunes is performing an action (such as updating Genius or downloading a file) while an item is playing.

Dialog balloon

Dialog balloon

Click to turn subtitles on or off.

Cloud with an arrow pointing down

Cloud with an arrow pointing down

The song is stored in iCloud and available to be downloaded to your computer.

Cloud with a diagonal slash

Cloud with a diagonal slash

The song isn’t eligible to be uploaded to your iCloud library. For example, the song file might be larger than 200 MB, or encoded at 96 Kbps or less.

Two clouds with a diagonal slash

Two clouds with a diagonal slash

Your iTunes library contains duplicate versions of this song, and only the other version was uploaded to your iCloud library.

Cloud with a dotted outline

Cloud with dotted outline

The song is being matched, but the process hasn’t been completed yet.

Cloud with a dotted outline

Speaker

The speaker is available via AirPlay.

Cloud with a dotted outline

TV icon

The TV is available via AirPlay.

Cloud with a dotted outline

Speaker with lock

You need to enter a password to connect to the AirPlay-enabled speaker.

Cloud with a dotted outline

TV with lock

You need to enter a password to connect to the AirPlay-enabled TV.

Cloud with a dotted outline

Exclamation point inside a triangle

The selected AirPlay device has an error.

Cloud with a dotted outline

Exclamation point inside a triangle with lock

You haven’t entered a password for the selected AirPlay device.

Last Modified: Nov 5, 2013
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