Global hotkeys for controlling iTunes

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  1. Mac Questions macrumors member

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    I'm looking for an app of some kind that lets me control iTunes playback (play, pause, skip a song) from outside of iTunes. I've tried SizzlingKeys, which works great, but it doesn't work at all in games, which is the reason I downloaded it in the first place.
     
  2. SHADO macrumors 6502a

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    Do the dedicated play/pause, ff, rew keys on the top of your keyboard not work? Or am I missing something.
     
  3. zacharydz macrumors newbie

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    Those keys on the keyboard do not always control iTunes. For example, when I open up iPhoto, the ffm rew keys stop controlling iTunes and instead become used to navigate through my iPhoto library. I personally find that annoying.

    To rectify that, I use the application "Bowtie" and it allows you to program universal shortcuts for iTunes.
     
  4. SHADO macrumors 6502a

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    Good point I forgot about that. I hate the VLC aspect of that as well. I've heard good things about Bowtie tho.
     

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