Back in the day of iTunes, when double-clicking on a song in Finder it oppened iTunes and started playing it.

Now, using Music, the same action only open Music and copies the song into it. Then I have to it play from the app (and search for that new song I just added).

How can I get back the open & play feature ? I checked in Music's preferences and searched same issue on the web but nothing came up.

I'm using a 2017 Macbook Pro on Big Sur 11.3.1 and Music

  • i have a new 2020 iMac running Catalina and when I double click on a music file it starts playing instantly. i can't find a setting for it, it just starts playing. – Natsfan Oct 23 '20 at 16:35
  • Then you just confirm my thought, my music.app is not behaving right ! Any idea why ? – Edd Growl Oct 23 '20 at 21:19
  • i don't have a clue. i ouldn't find any setting that would turn that on. i'll look again though. – Natsfan Oct 23 '20 at 23:13

Maybe there is a setting in Preferences that causes the song to play. Here is an image of my Preferences Panel for the General settings.

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And the panel for Playback.

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    None of those show any suitable option. – benwiggy Oct 24 '20 at 8:01
  • I know. i wanted to show the OP these panels and i didn't know how to show them in comments – Natsfan Oct 25 '20 at 0:50

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