Apple Remote Frustrations!

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Ifti, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. Ifti macrumors 68000

    Dec 14, 2010
    I like to use my Apple Remote for controlling Plex only.
    I don't want to use it with iTunes. How the hell can I stop it from opening iTunes every time I hit the play/pause button on the remote?!!!
    I can't seem to find any options for it in iTunes preferences etc?!
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Some have reported this issue being solved simply by restarting your Mac, so it's worth a try.

    I prefer using the Plex mobile app, so I can use my iPhone as a Plex remote. It doesn't require line of sight, as it uses WiFi.
  3. Ifti thread starter macrumors 68000

    Dec 14, 2010
    Nope restarting doesn't fix it.
    I'll try the Plex app though ;)
  4. Polydactyl macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2009
    This problem drove me crazy. I wish I could credit the person who found this solution, but I don't recall where I found it. Running the following from the console will stop the remote from accessing iTunes forever.

    launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchAgents/

    Once you've done that, I'd also recommend using BetterTouchTool since they've added a support for apple remotes in addition to MagicMouse and the Trackpad. Remote Buddy, Mira, and other remote apps will work just fine though, and you'll never have iTunes popup again.

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