Macbook/iTunes Shortcuts

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by zakfox1986, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. zakfox1986 macrumors member

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    Okay, hopefully I posted this in the right section of MR Forums and hopefully I'm not asking a question that's been asked a billion times before (I did do a search before posting).

    Anyway, is it possible for me to pause/play songs playing in iTunes using a keyboard shortcut without iTunes open or in focus?

    For instance, if I'm browsing the internet with music playing via iTunes and want to pause or play a song through the keyboard without having to open up iTunes. Is that possible?

    (Note: I'm using a white Macbook.)

    EDIT: 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo with 3GB RAM, running Leopard.
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Your whiteness... doesn't tell us much. On most of the MacBooks there are media controls on the function keys. Some don't have them.
     
  3. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    There are some free apps that put a remote control in your Menu Bar. I like You Control Tunes. I think it works pretty well. Click the link and give it a try. -GDF
     
  4. likemyorbs macrumors 68000

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    you sure?? i thought all macbooks had media controls on the function keys...
     
  5. GfulDedFan macrumors 65816

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    Well they have volume up down mute but how about song selection and I don't mean just next and previous but search. I think that's what the OP was looking for.
     
  6. zakfox1986 thread starter macrumors member

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    Okie doke. I added the details about my Macbook to my main post. Sorry about that confusing. I just assumed that separating it from the new MB was enough details.

    You Control Tunes looks like a decent alternative. Thanks!

    I'd still like just a simple way to do cmd+whatever key that would do a simple play/pause feature and maybe even another that would do the same thing for next song.
     
  7. MacbookAlum1536 macrumors regular

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    if you just hit the function then f8 that works
     
  8. zakfox1986 thread starter macrumors member

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    That's not doing anything for me. It's cool. You Control Tunes works fine. Thanks anyway!
     

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