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Since the recent update to iTunes my cursor which i use to move up and down the library has become stuttery and slow to move. Any ideas why and how i can fix it?
 

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The cursor seems to be the same speed as before to me. What are you doing to see the stutter in the cursor?

Have you checked your system for malware that is using your computer's power for some other purpose (bitcoin mining, ads, etc.)
 

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The cursor seems to be the same speed as before to me. What are you doing to see the stutter in the cursor?

Have you checked your system for malware that is using your computer's power for some other purpose (bitcoin mining, ads, etc.)
There are no spyware/virus' on my laptop, checked everything to make sure. When you try and move the cursor, right hand side of iTunes, with the track pad it sticks then jumps then sticks again. Can take several minutes to move from top to bottom especially as i've over 1000 albums on iTunes.
 

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The library size you imply is huge and iTunes does not handle it well.

You should turn off the iTunes XML file.
Edit->Preferences
Advanced
Uncheck Share iTunes Library XML with other applications
Click OK

See if that helps.
 

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The library size you imply is huge and iTunes does not handle it well.

You should turn off the iTunes XML file.
Edit->Preferences
Advanced
Uncheck Share iTunes Library XML with other applications
Click OK

See if that helps.
Hi cjmnews,
Never heard before that itunes can't take that big a library, as i said it's only started happeneing since the last update.
What exactly dose's the XML file do and why would it affect the cursor?
 

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There are many threads here with people that have large libraries struggling to use iTunes.
http://forums.ilounge.com/itunes-related-mac-pc-applications/242687-slow-itunes-large-library-solution.html
http://forums.ilounge.com/itunes-related-mac-pc-applications/276833-large-library-problems-itunes.html
http://forums.ilounge.com/itunes-related-mac-pc-applications/247102-best-way-manage-really-large-music-library.html
http://forums.ilounge.com/itunes-related-mac-pc-applications/262786-advice-managing-large-45-000-songs-music-library.html
http://forums.ilounge.com/itunes-related-mac-pc-applications/281482-itunes-very-slow-not-responding.html#post1444341

The XML file is used to share the library information with other applications (Plex Server for example).
The XML file seems to be updated all the time that iTunes is in use, so that is why we say, turn it off if you don't need it, especially for large libraries.

I really don't think it will help all that much.

Where is your library located? NAS will cause poor performance. Bad hard drives will too. As will slow USB connections.
 

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From reading the various threads on "Big Library's" most people seem to move over to MediaMonkey. If i did would i just import my existing library and would i still be able to use my iPod with it?
 

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I have no idea. You may want to PM sallenmd or start a new thread on slow iTunes with large libraries and hope they respond.

I haven't tried the alternatives to iTunes, because I love the smart playlists.
 

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Media Monkey Gold ($25 for version 4 license or $50 for lifetime) has AutoPlaylists, which are much like SmartPlaylists. They are configured in a different way, but accomplish the same thing. Syncing to an idevice generally works well, but play counts don't seem to transfer. MediaMonkey handles my 240,000 tracks rapidly--vastly better than iTunes. I find the tag management easier as well. Right now I only use iTunes to buy music every now and again. I was using it to manage apps on my iPhone 7 and iPad Pro, but Apple removed that in the latest version, so I expect to be using iTunes very little.
 
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