Can I disable iTunes from starting up when pressing Play?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by riggidy, May 21, 2013.

  1. riggidy macrumors newbie

    Apr 30, 2013
    And even more, if I can make the Play button to start up Clementine.

  2. benwiggy, May 22, 2013
    Last edited: May 22, 2013

    benwiggy macrumors 68020

    Jun 15, 2012
    That solution is a bit hacky and may not work in future versions.

    Do you mean the F key play button?
    EDIT: The Play button doesn't launch iTunes when I have QuickTime Player already open. Perhaps because they both compete for the button.

    If you want an different application to launch, then you want to use the F-key function, instead of the Apple keyboard functions, and assign that to the app.
    There's a free system preference called FunctionFlip that allows you to control individually which function keys use the Apple keyboard functions and which use the standard F-key.

    To assign an app to the F-key, create a Service that launches the app, and then assign it to the F-key in System Prefs > Keyboard Shortcuts.

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