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Old Aug 1, 2009, 01:36 PM   #1
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How do i prevent Itunes from launching when i press the play/pause buttton (F8)

Im using Snow leopard and everytime i press the play/pause button Itunes is launched... this is cumbersome because i use Ecoute to listen to my music so i basic dont have a shortcut to pause my music.

Does anyone know how to stop this behaviour?

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Old Aug 1, 2009, 03:08 PM   #2
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Im using Snow leopard and everytime i press the play/pause button Itunes is launched... this is cumbersome because i use Ecoute to listen to my music so i basic dont have a shortcut to pause my music.

Does anyone know how to stop this behaviour?

thanks
having same thing although i find it handy as i use iTunes what i know is when your using another app e.g quicktime the shortcuts are used to quicktime, maybe the app is not configured
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Old Aug 3, 2009, 05:41 AM   #3
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having same thing although i find it handy as i use iTunes what i know is when your using another app e.g quicktime the shortcuts are used to quicktime, maybe the app is not configured
The problem is that i press pause , Ecoute pauses , but itunes is launched
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Old Aug 17, 2009, 10:54 PM   #4
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I have the same problem. Im using Songbird for my music, and everytime I play/pause a song with the F8 key, Itunes is launching, found no way to deactivate this shortcut.

Looking for some help if anyone found the solution.
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Old Aug 31, 2009, 10:12 AM   #5
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any news on this ?
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Old Aug 31, 2009, 10:22 AM   #6
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I'm in the same boat since installing snow leopard
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Old Aug 31, 2009, 11:37 AM   #7
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Old Sep 1, 2009, 03:07 AM   #8
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About the same issue:

http://superuser.com/questions/31925...n-snow-leopard
http://discussions.apple.com/thread....ageID=10075555

Alas, no proper solutions anywhere yet, but the first link has a work-around ("option 1: open itunes and let it run but click on itunes store").
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I had this problem, the only solution I came up with was to zip up itunes in the applications folder, this way it can't launch when you press the media keys but you can open it again to rip CDs.
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