Can I control iTunes whilst playing a game

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by davrouk, May 24, 2003.

  1. davrouk Guest

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    I play Quake III and The Sims a lot (both full screen), but like to have iTunes going in the background.

    Is there anyway to control iTunes (pref using keyboard), whilst in games. I tried the iTunes keyboard shortcuts, but they only work when the iTunes window is in focus.

    Cheers

    :)
     
  2. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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  3. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    Re: Can I control iTunes whilst playing a game

    does using the cmd-tab key switch the active app to iTunes from Quake? try that. that's how i controlled winamp while playing games in windows (well it's alt-tab there)
     
  4. davrouk thread starter Guest

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    x-tunes from the above link is cool when using the o/s, but it does not overlay the sims or quake. it just doesnt appear.

    If a software solution isnt possible, is there a hardware remote that will do the job?
     
  5. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    you could get an iPod and use that for your music, beside the computer.

    otherwise, in a word, no.

    did you try the cmd-tab thing?
     
  6. davrouk thread starter Guest

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    cmd-tab won't work for me from games.

    ahh well

    About iPod though (as that is on the wanted list at the moment) - if I get one of these and leave it connected to the firewire port, will the music play through the Harman SoundSticks (also on the wanted list!) - or will I have to tap the iPod into the line-in on my iMac
     
  7. shadowfax macrumors 603

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    you would be playing your iPod from iTunes if you want it to go through the computer's speakers. you need to unmount it and just use it standalone with headphones or spare speakers if you have any.
     
  8. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    ahh, sorry. worth a shot


    i personally don't like xtunes at all, but that's me. :)
     
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