any way to launch iTunes in full screen cover flow mode?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by tacoboy42, Mar 14, 2007.

  1. tacoboy42 macrumors newbie

    Jun 6, 2006
    i want to start itunes in full screen cover mode, not all of the time, maybe from a shortcut in windows but not sure if its possible. anyone know how to do this?
  2. Skrilla™ macrumors regular

    Jan 15, 2007
    I have no idea, but I want to know if I'm the only person that thinks cover flow is lame? :eek:
  3. Zwhaler macrumors 604


    Jun 10, 2006
    I don't know how to do that, but I also don't find it very practical.
  4. wPod macrumors 68000


    Aug 19, 2003
    Denver, CO
    i dont know a lot about applescript, but couldn't you just set up a script that will do that for you? that way you can click on iTunes to open iTunes then click on the applescript to open iTunes with cover flow. might work if you knew what you were doing.
  5. tacoboy42 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 6, 2006

    have my pc hooked up to my tv, and want to use it on my TV and stereo, does exactly what i want, scrolls through my cd collection. press play on the remote, bada bing.

    just gotta find a way to do it. :confused:
  6. OwlsAndApples macrumors 6502a


    Oct 4, 2006
    But Why? Don't you like seeing the album covers in their uber-pixelated glory? :rolleyes:
  7. Skrilla™ macrumors regular

    Jan 15, 2007
    that's one of the reasons I don't like it. :D

    another is, many of the things I listen to don't have a cover, so it looks lame.
  8. maxrobertson macrumors 6502a

    Jun 15, 2006
    I agree with the above guy who suggested AppleScript. It's probably the only way you can get it, but i have no idea how :eek:.
  9. gd250 macrumors newbie

    Mar 16, 2007
    Applescript for fullscreen cover view

    Give this applescript a try:-

    tell application "iTunes"
    set minimized of front browser window to false
    end tell
    tell application "System Events"
    tell process "iTunes"
    tell menu bar 1
    tell menu bar item "View"
    tell menu "View"
    click menu item "Cover Flow View"
    click menu item "Full Screen"
    end tell
    end tell
    end tell
    end tell
    end tell

    You need to make sure that in system preferences -> 'universal access' 'enable access for assistive devices' is checked.

    Hope that helps,

  10. taytho macrumors 6502

    Jun 22, 2005
    KC, MO
    mine look great in cover flow.

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  11. -Eric- macrumors newbie

    Apr 25, 2009
    Bluetooth Trigger for iTunes

    IF you use Proximity with an applescript to open and play iTunes in cover flow, it can be triggered by you walking into your house!
  12. sab150 macrumors regular

    Jul 9, 2009
    any one worked out how to do this as looks very interesting!
  13. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

    Jul 24, 2008
  14. piwikiwi, Jan 4, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2011

    piwikiwi macrumors newbie

    Jan 4, 2011
    I've been looking for a way to start iTunes in fullscreen coverflow for while too.

    I have iTunes on the 7-inch touchscreen in the front of my HTPC, and it looks great in fullscreen!

    It's also great for my young kids, they can just tap on the screen to flip through the albums to whatever kiddie-music they'd like to hear.

    Of course you have to have all the album art in place and have everything organised into albums, but if you've grown up with LP's and CD's that seems logical to me anyway.

    If anyone ever finds a simple hack to start iTunes in fullscreen coverflow (for Windows :D ), please post it here.


    (the attached pic shows a HTPC, just imagine iTunes on the screen ;-) )

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