Itunes opening on its own

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  1. jmarkt macrumors member

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    Same old story that's apparently been going on since at least 2006 - iTunes randomly opening in System Tray.

    When observing on Console, it opens and you can see the message: "iTunes: ApplePushService: APSConnection being used without a delegate que. I then manually close iTunes.

    A message then appears: "iTunes: BUG in Libdispatch client: kevent [EVFILT_WRITE] delete: "No such file or directory" - 0x2

    I have done the "Permissions exercise", as well as other suggestions made by fellow users, all to no avail. Within a short time, iTunes reopens and the cycle begins all over - it's like a dog chasing it's tail!

    Surely the Techies at Apple can figure out, in an eight year time span, how to tame iTunes? Why are they so silent??
     
  2. Peace macrumors Core

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    Silent ? Probably because some people don't say what version OSX is being used etc.
     
  3. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    System Tray? I know what that is in Windows, but what are you using in OS X that gives you something called a System Tray?
    The "Techies" have had much more than 8 years - iTunes version 1 was from 2001, so 13 years - but yours is not a common problem.
    How many times have you reported it to Apple?

    And, I agree with Peace - What OS X version, and which version of iTunes?
    Recent iTunes versions are very inter-active with various services in the system. Notice that the system won't let you easily remove iTunes, even if you wanted to. I predict that your apparent "problem" with iTunes is actually the result of some interplay with something else that you have added to your system. You'll want to post a little more than just a couple of lines from console system.log which might indicate what is causing your iTunes to suddenly launch. If this has been going on for 8 years on your Mac, you may, by now, have noticed what ELSE you are doing when iTunes launches.
     
  4. jmarkt thread starter macrumors member

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    Well, since 2006, I've utilized....

    Currently, I have an up-to-date version of 10.9.1 (13B42) Mavericks, and iTunes is Vers. 11.1.4 (62).

    You guys seem surprised and hostile. My intention is only to get help. If you do a Google search of "iTunes opening on its own", you'll see at least five or six pages of issues with iTunes randomly opening, suggesting it is more common than you apparently feel. Perhaps my issue is unique, perhaps all six pages of these issues are all unique, but chiding with improper grammatical usage (System Tray versus Dock) doesn't help.

    Also, I cannot tell you what else occurs when iTunes opens, because it is so indiscriminate and random, there is no rhyme or reason for it. I can post more than a "couple of lines", but I'm confined to 20000 characters. For the last two days, the console.log reflects 252,000 + characters. Is there something specific I can post that would be more beneficial?
     
  5. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    iTunes runs in Windows, too, so that's why I made an inference about Windows when you mentioned the System Tray - and I made an (incorrect) assumption, which wasn't some grammatical question...

    To your specific question (thank you!)
    The System.log is listed by time and date, so should be enough if you can post some 40 or 50 lines from approximately the time when your iTunes launches next. I do understand that is tough to notice, if it happens when you least expect it.

    When your iTunes opens, does it do something random, or does it always open to the same thing? I mean, does it begin playing music from your library, or connect to iTunes Radio, or open the iTunes store, or something else?
    Or, just completely random…?
     
  6. joe-h2o macrumors 6502a

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    Something specific you can post?

    How about anything in the first place - your post was utterly devoid of anything that would be useful to even begin troubleshooting, other than mentioning the system tray, which is a specific Windows feature then getting defensive when posters ask what version of OS X you are using, or if you are using Windows.
     
  7. jmarkt thread starter macrumors member

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    Tkhanks, DeltaMac for the direction. Here's 50 lines or so from the system.log when iTunes opened at 1:30 PM:

    Feb 2 13:10:42 mark.home firefox[571]: CGSNewCIFilterByName
    Feb 2 13:10:42 mark.home WindowServer[100]: CGXSetCIFilterValues: Invalid filter 0
    Feb 2 13:10:42 mark.home WindowServer[100]: CGXSetWindowFilter: Invalid filter 0
    Feb 2 13:10:42 mark.home firefox[571]: CGSNewCIFilterByName
    Feb 2 13:10:42 mark.home WindowServer[100]: CGXSetCIFilterValues: Invalid filter 0
    Feb 2 13:10:42 mark.home WindowServer[100]: CGXSetWindowFilter: Invalid filter 0
    Feb 2 13:11:33 mark.home firefox[571]: CGSNewCIFilterByName
    Feb 2 13:11:33 mark.home WindowServer[100]: CGXSetCIFilterValues: Invalid filter 0
    Feb 2 13:11:33 mark.home WindowServer[100]: CGXSetWindowFilter: Invalid filter 0
    Feb 2 13:11:44 mark.home firefox[571]: CGSNewCIFilterByName
    Feb 2 13:11:44 mark.home WindowServer[100]: CGXSetCIFilterValues: Invalid filter 0
    Feb 2 13:11:44 mark.home WindowServer[100]: CGXSetWindowFilter: Invalid filter 0
    Feb 2 13:14:10 mark.home firefox[571]: CGSNewCIFilterByName
    Feb 2 13:14:10 mark.home WindowServer[100]: CGXSetCIFilterValues: Invalid filter 0
    Feb 2 13:14:10 mark.home WindowServer[100]: CGXSetWindowFilter: Invalid filter 0
    Feb 2 13:18:01 mark.home system_profiler[767]: FIXME: IOUnserialize has detected a string that is not valid UTF-8, "R\E".
    Feb 2 13:30:25 mark.home iTunes[779]: ApplePushService: APSConnection being used without a delegate queue
    Feb 2 13:30:27 mark.home com.apple.SecurityServer[14]: Session 100022 created
    Feb 2 13:30:34 mark.home com.apple.SecurityServer[14]: Killing auth hosts
    Feb 2 13:30:34 mark.home com.apple.SecurityServer[14]: Session 100018 destroyed
    Feb 2 13:31:16 mark kernel[0]: CODE SIGNING: cs_invalid_page(0x1000): p=787[GoogleSoftwareUp] final status 0x0, allow (remove VALID)ing page
    Feb 2 13:33:07 mark.home iTunes[779]: BUG in libdispatch client: kevent[EVFILT_WRITE] delete: "No such file or directory" - 0x2
    Feb 2 13:33:52 mark.home firefox[571]: CGSNewCIFilterByName
    Feb 2 13:33:52 mark.home WindowServer[100]: CGXSetCIFilterValues: Invalid filter 0
    Feb 2 13:33:52 mark.home WindowServer[100]: CGXSetWindowFilter: Invalid filter 0
    Feb 2 13:38:46 mark.home firefox[571]: invalid context
    Feb 2 13:39:51 mark.home plugin-container[727]: CoreText performance note: Client called CTFontCreateWithName() using name "Times Roman" and got font with PostScript name "Times-Roman". For best performance, only use PostScript names when calling this API.
    Feb 2 13:39:51 mark.home plugin-container[727]: CoreText performance note: Set a breakpoint on CTFontLogSuboptimalRequest to debug.
    Feb 2 13:45:01 mark.home firefox[571]: invalid context
    Feb 2 13:45:02 mark.home plugin-container[727]: CoreText performance note: Client called CTFontCreateWithName() using name "Arial Unicode MS" and got font with PostScript name "ArialUnicodeMS". For best performance, only use PostScript names when calling this API.
    Feb 2 13:45:02 mark.home plugin-container[727]: CoreText performance note: Client called CTFontCreateWithName() using name "Times Roman" and got font with PostScript name "Times-Roman". For best performance, only use PostScript names when calling this API.
    Feb 2 13:45:42 mark.home firefox[571]: invalid context
    Feb 2 13:45:47 mark.home plugin-container[727]: CoreText performance note: Client called CTFontCreateWithName() using name "Arial Unicode MS" and got font with PostScript name "ArialUnicodeMS". For best performance, only use PostScript names when calling this API.

    Intrestingly enough, iTunes hasn't opened again since then; however, looking at all messages back to 2/01/14, it has opened 14 times. The only consistency is the two messages provided in my initial post. Thanks for looking at this issue.

    Thanks to joe-h2o for all his meaningful input as well.
     
  8. jmarkt thread starter macrumors member

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    Interesting development...all afternoon, I had Console open, watching for entries, and iTunes didn't open (as indicated above). I closed Console after posting previous message (7:27 PM), and at 7:47 PM, iTunes again opened. Here's the immediate log surrounding that event:

    2/2/14 7:43:34.983 PM plugin-container[1190]: CoreText performance note: Client called CTFontCreateWithName() using name "Arial Bold" and got font with PostScript name "Arial-BoldMT". For best performance, only use PostScript names when calling this API.
    2/2/14 7:43:34.984 PM plugin-container[1190]: CoreText performance note: Set a breakpoint on CTFontLogSuboptimalRequest to debug.
    2/2/14 7:43:35.879 PM plugin-container[1190]: CoreText performance note: Client called CTFontCreateWithName() using name "Arial" and got font with PostScript name "ArialMT". For best performance, only use PostScript names when calling this API.
    2/2/14 7:44:30.276 PM firefox[1177]: invalid context
    2/2/14 7:44:32.162 PM plugin-container[1190]: CoreText performance note: Client called CTFontCreateWithName() using name "Arial Unicode MS" and got font with PostScript name "ArialUnicodeMS". For best performance, only use PostScript names when calling this API.
    2/2/14 7:44:32.366 PM plugin-container[1190]: CoreText performance note: Client called CTFontCreateWithName() using name "Times Roman" and got font with PostScript name "Times-Roman". For best performance, only use PostScript names when calling this API.
    2/2/14 7:46:46.154 PM cups-exec[1212]: sandbox cache error 3850
    2/2/14 7:46:46.160 PM cups-exec[1214]: sandbox cache error 3850
    2/2/14 7:46:46.982 PM cups-exec[1213]: sandbox cache error 1: no such table: profiles
    2/2/14 7:46:55.474 PM Officejet_Pro_8500_A910[1240]: The function `CGContextErase' is obsolete and will be removed in an upcoming update. Unfortunately, this application, or a library it uses, is using this obsolete function, and is thereby contributing to an overall degradation of system performance.
    2/2/14 7:47:32.080 PM cups-exec[1283]: sandbox cache error 3850
    2/2/14 7:47:32.105 PM cups-exec[1282]: sandbox cache error 3850
    2/2/14 7:47:34.570 PM Officejet_Pro_8500_A910[1293]: The function `CGContextErase' is obsolete and will be removed in an upcoming update. Unfortunately, this application, or a library it uses, is using this obsolete function, and is thereby contributing to an overall degradation of system performance.
    2/2/14 7:47:39.381 PM iTunes[1279]: ApplePushService: APSConnection being used without a delegate queue
    2/2/14 7:47:44.982 PM com.apple.SecurityServer[14]: Session 100025 created
    2/2/14 7:47:48.381 PM com.apple.SecurityServer[14]: Killing auth hosts
    2/2/14 7:47:48.381 PM com.apple.SecurityServer[14]: Session 100022 destroyed
    2/2/14 7:48:03.859 PM firefox[1177]: invalid context
    2/2/14 7:48:10.818 PM Officejet_Pro_8500_A910[1341]: The function `CGContextErase' is obsolete and will be removed in an upcoming update. Unfortunately, this application, or a library it uses, is using this obsolete function, and is thereby contributing to an overall degradation of system performance.
    2/2/14 7:48:18.179 PM Console[1351]: setPresentationOptions called with NSApplicationPresentationFullScreen when there is no visible fullscreen window; this call will be ignored.
    2/2/14 7:48:46.908 PM iTunes[1279]: BUG in libdispatch client: kevent[EVFILT_WRITE] delete: "No such file or directory" - 0x2
    2/2/14 7:48:56.672 PM Officejet_Pro_8500_A910[1394]: The function `CGContextErase' is obsolete and will be removed in an upcoming update. Unfortunately, this application, or a library it uses, is using this obsolete function, and is thereby contributing to an overall degradation of system performance.
    2/2/14 7:52:19.493 PM firefox[1177]: CGSNewCIFilterByName
    2/2/14 7:52:19.494 PM WindowServer[100]: CGXSetCIFilterValues: Invalid filter 0
    2/2/14 7:52:19.494 PM WindowServer[100]: CGXSetWindowFilter: Invalid filter 0
     
  9. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Right…
    Not much to glean from your log entries, and (as you say) there's little to find out from those couple of lines that mention iTunes - although both get some mention related to iPhone use or syncing.
    Is this possibly related to iPhone connection - or communicating somehow to an iPhone, plugged in or not? (and that seems a little fuzzy to me, but might bring something to mind ? ? )

    So, can you decide if these questions have any relevance?
     
  10. jmarkt thread starter macrumors member

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    On 2/01/14, iTunes opened and began playing music from my library, although I had the volume turned all the way down. I then selected Podcasts as the "default" from library (because I have no podcasts), and it now simply appears in the Dock.

    I do have my iPhone synced, but not purposefully using it in conjunction with the computer??

    This just occurred:

    2/2/14 8:44:45.898 PM Console[4025]: setPresentationOptions called with NSApplicationPresentationFullScreen when there is no visible fullscreen window; this call will be ignored.
    2/2/14 8:46:18.811 PM iTunes[3175]: BUG in libdispatch client: kevent[EVFILT_WRITE] delete: "No such file or directory" - 0x2
    2/2/14 8:46:39.349 PM firefox[1177]: invalid context
    2/2/14 8:46:47.018 PM firefox[1177]: invalid context
    2/2/14 8:49:19.896 PM com.apple.SecurityServer[14]: Session 100027 created
    2/2/14 8:49:20.026 PM iTunes[4203]: ApplePushService: APSConnection being used without a delegate queue
    2/2/14 8:52:07.430 PM iTunes[4203]: BUG in libdispatch client: kevent[EVFILT_WRITE] delete: "No such file or directory" - 0x2
    2/2/14 8:52:15.258 PM Console[4335]: setPresentationOptions called with NSApplicationPresentationFullScreen when there is no visible fullscreen window; this call will be ignored.

    I closed the Console, and two minutes later, iTunes opened. I have now left Console open, and no iTunes??? It's acting as if the Console is preventing iTunes from opening???
     

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