iTunes autostart

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  1. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

    TuffLuffJimmy

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    #1
    I was wondering if there were a script or some other tool I could use to automatically start itunes from the place it was when I closed my macbook's lid. It gets a little tedious to have to go into itunes and hit the space bar every time I open the lid, plus it would be nice to learn a little scripting. Does anyone know a good place to look to learn applescript?
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    I think you'll need a couple of things... first, you'll need something to allow you to execute a script on wake.

    This app might possibly do it: Lingon -- it makes use of a new part of OS X called launchd that is sort of a beefed up / replacement cron.

    This one also seems able to do it: ScriptTimer

    Then second, you'll need to know how to make the iTunes Applescript. The one you'll need is very simple... it essentially just tells the application iTunes to play. :) You might start with a tutorial like this one.

    Good luck! :)
     
  3. TuffLuffJimmy thread starter macrumors G3

    TuffLuffJimmy

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