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Old Jan 15, 2013, 04:48 AM   #1
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Can I safely disable or uninstall iTunes?

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since I never use iTunes and it interferes with my remote media keys I'd like to disable it or removed.
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 05:42 AM   #2
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hi,
since I never use iTunes and it interferes with my remote media keys I'd like to disable it or removed.
thanks
I found this on the Google. Still not sure why you'd want to do this. Probably because I don't know what a remote media key is.

http://osxdaily.com/2012/02/06/delete-itunes-mac-os-x/
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 07:26 AM   #3
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I found this on the Google. Still not sure why you'd want to do this. Probably because I don't know what a remote media key is.

http://osxdaily.com/2012/02/06/delete-itunes-mac-os-x/
thanks for link - by media keys I meant apple remote keys which when I press play button by default always opens iTunes but I use VLC.
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 07:28 AM   #4
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Try Better Touch Tool (it supports customizing the IR remote)
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 08:23 AM   #5
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Try Better Touch Tool (it supports customizing the IR remote)
that's what I'm using but still on button play/pause only iTunes responds whether it's on or off...
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 08:37 AM   #6
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I don't know if this will help because it's rather old, but here's something: http://lifehacker.com/5651055/free-y...cking-required
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 11:05 AM   #7
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unfortunately that fix doesn't work on mountain lion - bad file error.
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 11:39 AM   #8
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Did you try removing iTunesHelper from the login items under Users & Groups preferences (and then reboot)?
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 05:30 PM   #9
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Did you try removing iTunesHelper from the login items under Users & Groups preferences (and then reboot)?
thanks, I did that and now itunes doesn't launch when I press play button,
although still VLC won't respond to that.
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Old Jan 15, 2013, 07:22 PM   #10
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I removed itunes on my 2011 mac mini for the same reason last year, didn't cause any problems, this is the link to how I did it.

http://www.iclarified.com/entry/index.php?enid=4045
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 06:09 AM   #11
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My buttons respond to VLC when VLC is on and iTunes is off. Though if both are off iTunes will start when I press play. Maybe you could just leave VLC turned on the whole time?
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Old Jan 16, 2013, 06:29 AM   #12
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My buttons respond to VLC when VLC is on and iTunes is off. Though if both are off iTunes will start when I press play. Maybe you could just leave VLC turned on the whole time?
for me it doesn't matter if iTunes is off or not and vlc is on - iTunes will start anyway. When I killed the Itunes helper iTunes won't start any more but vlc doesn't respond to the remote buttons although I added to BTT actions. How did you configure BTT for VlC?
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Old Jan 19, 2013, 10:45 AM   #13
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well, I have removed iTunes, installed BTT but play/pause button or next.prev still don't work with VLC.
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