Growl + Synergy - how to display currently playing song?

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  1. cb911 macrumors 601

    cb911

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    #1
    Hi all,

    I've just installed Growl and Synergy, was getting sick of having to bring iTunes to the front just to pause a song. I've also got GrowlTunes which displays the song when it changes.

    But previously I had set a hotkey so I could get Growl to show the currently playing song. But now I can't find this option? Does anyone know how I can do that?

    Help is very much appreciated. I know I had this working before, I just can't remember exactly what I had to do to get it working. :)
     
  2. sreedy macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    I installed this two apps seperately but for me the hot key to get the current song is set as the floater in the synergy preferences. Not sure if the helps you!
     
  3. redeye be macrumors 65816

    redeye be

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    #3
    I use the applescripts that you get when downloading GrowlTunes, and Quicksilver to invoke them.
    ctrl-cmd-,
    show current playing song (music video style)
    ctrl-cmd-0/5
    rate current plating song

    I use Bytecontroller to control iTunes
    ctrl-cmd-space
    plat/pauze
    ctrl-cmd-left/right
    previous/next
    ctrl-cmd-up/down
    iTunes volume

    So you should just assign a hotkey to one of the applescripts you get with GrowlTunes.

    Cheers
     
  4. cb911 thread starter macrumors 601

    cb911

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    #4
    hrm, that sounds familiar sreedy. but I set the hotkey for "Show Growl Notification" but that just shows a Synergy notification, not a GrowlTunes notification that has artwork and rating info.

    and now I think i've messed it up more. :( when the song changes it shows the Synergy notification, then right after that it shows the GrowlTunes notification, which is the one I want.

    redeye be - do those scripts show the song rating?
     
  5. redeye be macrumors 65816

    redeye be

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    #5
    The script tells GrowlTunes to show it's pane.
    Check the GrowlTunes download, they are in there somewhere.
    Edit: you can find them in the Growl dmg, under Scripts/iTunes/Ratings

    This is what i see when i ctrl-cmd-,.

    cheers
     

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