Newest version of iTunes sucks!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Hibbity, May 16, 2005.

  1. macrumors member

    Feb 28, 2005
    Is anyone else having this problem?

    Randomly, the mini-player will stop working properly. the play, next/previous song buttons, and the volume do not respond to the mouse. The red, yellow and green buttons don't work either. Whats strange is that when I maximize iTunes, then everything works fine.

    Oh and another weird thing: you know how you can click on the title of the song playing, and it shows the album and the artist? That part of the mini player responds to the mouse. That and the "remaining time/total time/elapsed time" thing. But nothing else.

    Is there a fix to this? It's very irritating, as I like to keep iTunes in the mini player for the most part to keep my desktop uncluttered, and this bug renders the mini player totally useless.

    Second Question:

    Now iTunes is totally frozen, and I can't even force quit it. Thus, i can't restart my computer. i have an instinctual aversion to just hitting the power button, i'd rather just find a way to close iTunes. is there any way other than Force Quit?
  2. Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Sorry, I can't think of a non-Force Quit option. Maybe ditch the iTunes preferences because 4.8 is running fine for me on Tiger.
  3. macrumors 604


    Mar 17, 2004
    Melenkurion Skyweir
    Try killall iTunes in the Terminal. (note the capital T)
  4. macrumors 68000


    Dec 9, 2001
    State of Denial
    Do you or have you ever used (since the last time you reset the PRAM) the Exposé hack to put all the windows into one mini-window when you hit Show Desktop? Because that has the known bug of rendering all Aqua widgets (like you describle, plus buttons and scroll bars; nothing to do with Dashboard) completely unresponsive to clicks in areas where that mini window thing has been. Resetting the PRAM (after removing the hack, of course) should fix it.
  5. thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 28, 2005

    i had that hack, now that i've deleted it everything's fine.

  6. macrumors 68030


    Nov 7, 2003
    does the new itunes still suck?

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