Being able to use the apple remote without itunes being opened. It does not work

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by sam3020, Jun 22, 2008.

  1. sam3020 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 3, 2007

    I am on my bootcamp vista on my iMac. I have installed the bootcamp disk onto it and hotkeys on the apple keyboard and the play and pause button on the apple remote will only work if i am physically in itunes and it is the current open program. If it is minimised none will work. the volume works etc. It used to work when i put bootcamp on before but will not now.

    Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can fix this issue?

  2. tsice19 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 16, 2008
    If I am reading this right, everything on the remote works in Vista (with iTunes closed) except for the play/pause button.

    If this is the case, what do you intend to use the play/pause button for?
  3. sam3020 thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Dec 3, 2007
    No, sorry. basically you cannot change tracks play or pause music in itunes without having the program physically opened. If it is minimised it will not work.

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