Can I safely disable or uninstall iTunes?

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  1. kc2ine, Jan 15, 2013
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    kc2ine macrumors member

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    hi,
    since I never use iTunes and it interferes with my remote media keys I'd like to disable it or removed.
    thanks
     
  2. chrise2 macrumors 6502

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    I found this on the Google. Still not sure why you'd want to do this. Probably because I don't know what a remote media key is.

    http://osxdaily.com/2012/02/06/delete-itunes-mac-os-x/
     
  3. kc2ine thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks for link - by media keys I meant apple remote keys which when I press play button by default always opens iTunes but I use VLC.
     
  4. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Try Better Touch Tool (it supports customizing the IR remote)
     
  5. kc2ine thread starter macrumors member

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    that's what I'm using but still on button play/pause only iTunes responds whether it's on or off...
     
  6. ybz90 macrumors 6502a

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  7. kc2ine thread starter macrumors member

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    unfortunately that fix doesn't work on mountain lion - bad file error.
     
  8. hasenpfeffer macrumors newbie

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    Did you try removing iTunesHelper from the login items under Users & Groups preferences (and then reboot)?
     
  9. kc2ine thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks, I did that and now itunes doesn't launch when I press play button,
    although still VLC won't respond to that.
     
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  11. iamsen47 macrumors regular

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    My buttons respond to VLC when VLC is on and iTunes is off. Though if both are off iTunes will start when I press play. Maybe you could just leave VLC turned on the whole time?
     
  12. kc2ine thread starter macrumors member

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    for me it doesn't matter if iTunes is off or not and vlc is on - iTunes will start anyway. When I killed the Itunes helper iTunes won't start any more but vlc doesn't respond to the remote buttons although I added to BTT actions. How did you configure BTT for VlC?
     
  13. kc2ine thread starter macrumors member

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    well, I have removed iTunes, installed BTT but play/pause button or next.prev still don't work with VLC. :(
     

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