iTunes opens up after I close it!

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  1. Cattywampus_ macrumors 6502

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    Hi

    Im having an issue with iTunes. 90% of the time that I closed it after listening to music, 30 seconds later, it relaunches! Its only been doing it for a few weeks and I can't understand why!

    The only plugin I have for it is Synergy (buttons in the menu bar). Can't find anything in the options that would cause it to relaunch.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    Do you have any iTunes-related widgets open? They are the usual suspects when this happens.
     
  3. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    I have this problem but only rarely and I too use Synergy. Cant live without it.

    Contact the guy who makes synergy. Hes a nice enough bloke and will most likely get back to you on the subject. Ive sent him a few bug reports in the past and he was kind enough to give me a temporary work around while he worked on a new release.
     
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  5. Wincent macrumors newbie

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    Latest nightly fixes the issue

    By coincidence, I saw this respawn issue myself only last night and very quickly found the cause: if you have the AudioScrobbler support turned on and then quit iTunes while there is a track in the submission queue, Synergy will wake-up iTunes to double-check just before submitting, thus causing the unwanted respawns.

    I've fixed this by adding a check to see if iTunes is running before issuing the query. You can try out the latest nightly build if you'd like:

    http://wincent.com/a/about/wincent/weblog/nightlog/archives/2007/03/synergy_revision_340.php

    There is still a window of about 2 seconds in which a respawn could occur because of an inherent lag in the way Mac OS X reports process status; that is, if you ask the system if iTunes is running there is a period of about 2 seconds in which it will reply affirmatively even if you've just quit iTunes. There are ways to overcome this problem but I wanted to get a simple solution out there as quickly as possible.
     
  6. tombarnes macrumors 6502

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    I've had exactly the same problem. Plus my only itunes related software is synergy. Are you aware that there is a synergy update from a few days ago? It may have solved the problem, but only time will tell!
     
  7. Wincent macrumors newbie

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    The latest official release 3.1.1 doesn't solve the problem, but the newer "nightly" build referenced above does. So you can either download the nightly or wait for 3.1.2.
     

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