Can I turn off Front Row?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by joefinan, Dec 3, 2007.

  1. joefinan macrumors 6502a

    Sep 14, 2007
    Kingston-Upon-Thames, UK
    I'm sure people find Front Row fantastic but I have no desire to use it. However, I keep accidentally pressing Apple-Esc at which point my computer freezes for a few seconds and then starts up in Front Row.

    It's a PAIN!

    Does anyone know how I can turn it off or change the shortcut to something more difficult to press accidentally?
  2. je1ani macrumors 6502

    Sep 19, 2007
  3. naepflin macrumors newbie

    Jul 31, 2008
    Turn Off Only the Menu Button?

    Is there some hack to only turn off the menu button on the Apple remote?
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    What are you TRYING to hit that you keep hitting Apple+Escape?! :p
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    Force Quit comes pretty close...
  6. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    Do something that requires Command key combo (command tab, etc.), and hit escape before letting go of the command key, thus resulting in Command-ESC.

    I do it pretty frequently and have the frontrow keyboard short cut turned off.
  7. naepflin macrumors newbie

    Jul 31, 2008
    Well, I'm not accidentally hitting Apple-esc (I've turned off that shortcut anyway), but the menu button on the Apple remote. Mostly happens while playing with the remote :)
  8. mynameisshawn macrumors member

    Jul 2, 2008
    One man's trash is another man's treasure: I didn't about that short cut, a lot easier than going into my Apps stacks to go to FR.

    Thanks guys! :D
  9. Deserted macrumors newbie

    Dec 9, 2008
    This cmnd-esc combo was driving me nuts as well, i was looking for the esc key symbol in the shortcuts window to no avail, whew, one less thing to worry about. Thanks osirisX.
  10. bjett92 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 22, 2007
    Indy, IN
    If you have no plan for ever using Front Row you can just delete it from the Apps folder.
  11. Aea macrumors 6502a


    May 23, 2007
    Denver, Colorado
    First shortcut I nuked, replaced with "Visor" which allows me to bring up a terminal console using that shortcut :)
  12. tophermetcalfe macrumors newbie

    Oct 2, 2009
    Using the remote with other programs.

    I am using the remote with sofa control very happily but now with Snow Leopard front row keeps taking control.

    How can i permanently destroy front row?
    I have tried deleting it from my apps but the little bgger keeps popping up when i hit the menu key on my remote.
  13. devburke Guest

    Oct 16, 2008
    This and the menu button on the Apple Remote were the only ways (that I know about) to get to Front Row at all in Tiger, before it was added to the Applications folder in Leopard.

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