get rid of iCloud nag in iTunes

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by rjcchan, Mar 10, 2016.

  1. rjcchan macrumors member

    Sep 23, 2015
    Upgraded iTunes to 12.3. Every time I open it I get a nag that my iCloud session has timed out. As far as I know I never had a session and don't want one. How do I turn this nag off?
  2. Partron22 macrumors 68020


    Apr 13, 2011
    I start up iTunes with a script that auto-dismisses warning dialogs:
    -- This is just PlayPause Script saved in App form
    -- So I can give it an Icon and Drag it into the Dock
    -- BP July 2015
    set isrunning to 0
    tell application "iTunes"
        if it is running then
            set isrunning to 1
        end if
    end tell
    if isrunning is equal to 1 then return
    -- It's not running, want to start it up, and kill any warning dialog
    tell application "iTunes"
        activate -- this'll start iTunes if it's not already up
        --    try
        --        set frontmost to true
        --    end try
    end tell
    delay 0.2 -- iTunes needs a little time to stabilize
    tell application "System Events"
            set z to name of front window of application process "iTunes"
            -- This returns "" if it's a warning dialog
            -- "iTunes" if it's the main music window or mini player
            -- Track and album name if it's cover view up front
            -- error if no iTunes windows are open
            -- "General Preferences" if Prefs is open
            -- Album name if "Get info" is open
            -- "Equalizer" if equalizer window is open
        on error
            set z to "Bubblepuppy"
        end try
        if z is equal to "" then
            --set z to name of (static text of window 1 of application process "iTunes") as text -- might eventually be useful
            delay 0.2 -- iTunes needs a little time to stabilize
            keystroke "
        end if
    end tell
    -- iTunes doesn't remember what's playing between starts, so the following lines will just start playing whatever happens to come up first
    -- always the same, or shuffled if shuffle is set.
    --delay 0.1
    --tell application "iTunes" to playpause
    I'm using iTunes 10.4.1 so the code may need a little tweaking for your purpose.
    When you get it working as you like, save it as an App, give the App a nice custom Icon, and drag it into the dock. Pull your old iTunes icon out of the dock.

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