Idea for App or Widget?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by miked_in_canada, Feb 13, 2006.

  1. miked_in_canada macrumors member

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    Hey, I was just doing some work on my Mac and I was listening to iTunes.

    It occured to me as a new song that it would be nice if the artist and song title popped up in a transparent way, sort of like how the text pops up on music videos when you watch MuchMusic or MTV.

    Is there a widget or App that could perform this? It sounds simple enough to do, but I wouldn't know where to start.

    As far as I know, nobody has created such a plug-in for iTunes.
     
  2. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

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  3. virus1 macrumors 65816

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  4. quigleybc macrumors 68030

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    I have butler.....how do you get it to do that?

    There is a lot about Butler that I don't get....
     
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  6. redeye be macrumors 65816

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    I vote for Growl.

    GrowlTunes does exactly what you want, videoclip style info.
    I use it in combination with quicksilver for quick access and changes.

    Many apps for you to choose from, looks like you weren't the first to have this idea ;)

    Edit: and it's free...
     
  7. andysmith macrumors 6502

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    Another vote for Growl here - it has a 'Music Video' display option:

    [​IMG]
     
  8. cruxed macrumors regular

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    WOW, SizzlingKeys just blew me away. (Hint: Aperture ad)

    Thanks for the link, I love it :)
     
  9. 20rogersc macrumors 65816

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    Yup, it one of the best and most useful apps around.
    However, it gets annoying when you're on someone elses comp, and you're trying to change tracks using the key combination :rolleyes:
    Download it now! It's awesome!

    ::20ROGERSC::
     
  10. redeye be macrumors 65816

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    Has anybody used Sizzlingkeys and Quicksilver here?
    How do they compare?

    (OT i know)
     
  11. 20rogersc macrumors 65816

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    I use SizzlingKeys for iTunes, and then launch everything else from QuickSilver.
    SizzlingKeys only allows you to control iTunes, and Quicksilver is intended for applications, so I can't compare them that well :rolleyes:

    ::20ROGERSC::
     
  12. redeye be macrumors 65816

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    Ok then, thx - should have taken the time to actually read about SizzlingKeys...
    I can do everything i need with the Quicksilver/Bytecontroller/GrowlTunes Combo (and related applescripts).
     
  13. Erendiox macrumors 6502a

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    Wow. I was looking for a free alternative to Synergy and this takes the cake. Awesome app. Much thanks for the link. :)
     
  14. cycocelica macrumors 68000

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    I don't know where I would be without Synergy. The keyboard shortcuts and the menu bar are so helpful.
     

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