Getting rid of clear stars in iTunes

How to remove hollow / transparent stars in iTunes

Actually have a slight bit of downtime this week so I’m spending it doing a buncha tasks I’ve been putting off, like clean up my amazingly chaotic music library.

One thing that was driving me crazy was removing all the transparent / hollow stars from my iTunes library. After some googling and tweaking, finally figured it out:

  • Select “Grid View” by pressing this button.

  • Press “Apple key ⌘ + A” to select all – CTRL+A if you’re using a PC
  • Right click and select “Album Rating > None”

You’re done. 5 seconds.

There’s never a time when you’re just done with stuff – everything is a constant maintenance issue. Just the way it is, I guess. Sometimes, feel like it’s like playing Whack-a-Mole where, once you solve one small issue, a new one pops up.

Off to wrestle…


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Location: my apartment, putting on kneepads
Mood: relaxed
Music: another chance and a someday soon Shining like the Alabama moon
YASYCTAI: Clean up your music files, they must be a mess. (hours/1 pt)

15 Replies to “Getting rid of clear stars in iTunes”

  1. OMFG! thank you so much i spent countless hours checking online and emailing apple care, they are so frakking clueless!

    1. It took me forever to figure out – I'm happy to help. BTW, apologies for the late reply, I've been away. May I ask how you found me?

    1. Anytime – I'm glad you commented and that this still works after all this time. May I ask how you found me?

  2. I simply Googled 'how to get rid of clear stars on itunes' haha, yours was the second one that popped up. I really like your blog, you're a funny guy. Although I refuse to start saying 'heathful'.

    1. Ah – that's good to know, thanks! And thanks for the kind words about the blog – hopefully, you'll keep reading.

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  3. Hi There – this does not work on PC and itunes You guys that got it working, was it on PC?

  4. Wow. Fantastic. Thank you. Worked like a treat on my W7 64bit system with iTunes (BTW I found you via Google…)

    1. Thanks for letting me know! And I'm glad it works – I recall that it was driving me mad for a while.

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