Report-an-Apple-Bug Friday! 54

2007-04-06 22:53:28 UTC

This bug is iTunes should use real combo boxes in its Info dialogs. It was filed on 2007-04-06 at 23:48 PDT.


iTunes’ Info dialogs use a separate text field and pop-up menu, rather than a proper combo box.

Steps to Reproduce:

  1. Select one or more tracks.
  2. Get Info on them.
  3. Switch to the Info tab.

Expected Results:

The control to input the Genre is a single combo box.

Actual Results:

The controls to input the Genre are a text field and pop-up menu, arranged to fake a combo box.


HIComboBox was introduced in version 10.2 of Mac OS X; iTunes should have used a combo box since approximately that time. The fake combo box has always been wrong on Windows, as it has always had real combo boxes (in fact, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a Windows pop-up menu that wasn’t a combo box, except that the text-field part was not always editable).

Versions of iTunes prior to Mac OS X 10.2, as well as to iTunes’ support for Windows, didn’t have a real combo box either, but since there wasn’t a real combo box for it to use, this wasn’t a problem.


Yes, I am a nitpicker.

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