Fast forward / rewind key?

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  1. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    I'm trying to figure out what key press duplicates the fast forward / rewind for the Apple Remote. Specifically I'm trying to get it working in Steermouse. Any ideas? Thanks.
     
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    Excellent, thanks.

    Now... the Play/Pause key? Thanks :D
     
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    They're all under the "Controls" menu of iTunes, if that's any help. :)
     
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    It'd have to be something else to work when out of the Front Row interface / iTunes. The Apple Remote Play/Pause button works anywhere and I'm trying to get the same effect with the Logitech Mediaplay + Steermouse. Tried Command-Return/Space as well, no joy.
     
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    Shhhh... let him think we're experts. ;)
    Ah... can you trigger an Applescript with that software?

    Or have you considered taping an Apple remote to the mouse?
     
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    Steermouse can run a file, so I suppose it is capable of that. The response will be an issue though if it has to execute an Applescript. I'm praying for a keyboard shortcut.

    I thought I was the Dell-holic here. Posts like that surely gets reported to Apple's Design HQ? :eek:
     
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    I think, if you can execute an Applescript file, something like this should do the trick:
    Code:
    tell application "System Events"
      try
        if “Front Row” is frontmost application then
          key code 49
        else
          tell application “iTunes”
            playpause
          end tell
        end if
      end try
    end tell
     
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    Thank Google, not me. :p :eek:
     
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    As I thought... takes a good few seconds to play/pause (script required a bit of tweaking). If anyone has a suggestions for a universal play/pause shortcut, I'd appreciate it. Many thanks
     
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    I can't remember exactly how I set it up, because it's been a while, but I have Quicksilver set up to make ctrl-cmd-space play/pause iTunes no matter what app is active. cmd-opt-← and cmd-opt-→ skip forward and back tracks. I just checked QS preferences, and it's really easy. Go into preferences, click on Triggers, then click on iTunes, and you can enable/disable and configure a bunch of different iTunes triggers. (You'll have to download and install Quicksilver if you don't already have it of course).
     
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    Just curious: you saved it as an application (not a script), right?

    And sorry about the tweaking - I noticed the same when I actually compiled it as opposed to just cutting-and-pasting it from the web.
     
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    I hopped to the Mac saying "YAY!" (simple things make me leap in joy) :D
    Unfortunately it doesn't seem to work.

    I may be a Switcher newb, but I'm not THAT newb... I was a Hypercard / Applescript demon back in the day :D
    (Although I must admit I've forgotten 90+% of it :eek: )
     
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    I think you're at the point now where your only real solution is to buy a mini and a small stereo, hook 'em up, and wear the mini's remote on a lanyard around your neck.

    I honestly can't think of another solution....
     
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    Or just use the Remote :D

    I wanted to know how far I could get with the Logitech mouse as a replacement for both mouse/remote. Guess if there isn't a keyboard shortcut for a universal play/pause, I'm stuffed.
     
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    I'm curious to know why it doesn't work. I'm assuming that it works on the keyboard but you can't get it to work with the Logitech Mouse?
     
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    Doesn't work on the keyboard.
     
  21. mduser63 macrumors 68040

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    Well keep trying then, because I use Qucksilver with those triggers on both my PowerBook and my Intel iMac. It's really the main way I control iTunes.
     

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