My MBP is haunted. iTunes won't stay closed. It spontaneously turns on again.

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Georgie, Mar 27, 2007.

  1. Georgie macrumors member

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    I think my MBP is haunted. I swear. Okay, so some setting somewhere is causing iTunes to start on its own, spontaneously, within one or two minutes of quitting the program. It will not stay off. It always re-starts for some reason. Anyone know why this could be?

    OS X and iTunes are completely up to date. I've turned off automatic podcast syncing and automatic update checking in iTunes. Something else is triggering iTunes to run. I do have an iPod but it's rarely plugged in, and it's not plugged in right now and I'm still having seeing the spontaneous starting. I have five Login Items: iTunesHelper, iCalAlarmScheduler, Stickies, smcFanControl, and Quicksilver?

    Anyone have an idea what's going on here?
     
  2. Erendiox macrumors 6502a

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    That is rather strange. Have you tried seeing what happens when you disconnect from the internet? I can't think of anything that could trigger iTunes from the net, but I suppose pulling the plug is worth a try. Also, do you have any folder actions, scripts, quicksilver actions etc, running that might trigger iTunes? There are a million ways to open apps, so if you're the tweaking type, it's possible that some automation is doing something it's not supposed to.
     
  3. Georgie thread starter macrumors member

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    No, I actually avoid tweaking, though I agree it seems like I may have inadvertantly. I only use Quicksilver because I'd rather type in an application's name and hit Enter to run it instead of down-then-enter to run it. Otherwise I don't use much of it's supposedly-remarkable functionality.
     
  4. SAukland macrumors member

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    A friend of mine was experiencing the same problem, along with a lot of network connection issues on a Macbook Core 2 Duo that he bought new. With all the problems he ended up just exchanging it for a new one. I realize this doesn't solve your problem, just pointing out that someone else has experienced it as well.

    Mysterious, indeed.
     
  5. Georgie thread starter macrumors member

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    That's interesting. I have some network issues, but I think they're normal. It almost never automatically connects to a network, but it seems them and I can select one. Sometimes it takes a looong time before I can use the internet. It says I'm connected but five minutes later for all intents and purposes I'm not, trying to connect to a website for example I get a not-reachable error. But six minutes later it'll start working. This is a sporadic problem though, the kind that's difficult to convince anyone there's anything wrong. Heck I'm not sure there's anything wrong and this isn't just normal.
     
  6. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    Something else is obviously trying to use it, do you have any music/media playing programs running. Or perhaps, something like the iTunes widget open?

    If all else fails, you could post a list of your running processes here, and we could take a look to see if anything's wrong.
     
  7. Georgie thread starter macrumors member

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    You're RIGHT! It's the iTunes widget. How dumb of me, I forgot it was running. Mystery solved. "If it weren't for those darn kids!"
     

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