Make iTunes ignore a newly-inserted CD?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by bigwig, Aug 15, 2009.

  1. bigwig macrumors 6502a

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    There's a system preference to stop iTunes from starting up when you insert a CD into the drive, but there appears to be no preference to stop a running iTunes from immediately switching to the new CD. It's beyond annoying when iTunes pops away from wherever you were in iTunes to visit the new CD. You then have to waste time clicking back to wherever you were before.
     
  2. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

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    Open system preferences and go into the CD & DVDs pane.

    The option should be in there

    -Omi
     
  3. bigwig thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Nope, that's not it. That pref makes the system ignore disks (so it won't launch iTunes). It doesn't command a running iTunes app to ignore disks.
     
  4. yoyo5280 macrumors 68000

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    Well you can change it to open finder, and not iTunes can't you?

    -Omi
     
  5. bigwig thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, but that's inapplicable. While I can tell OSX to ignore the disk, I can't tell iTunes to ignore the disk. Try it yourself. Run iTunes. Insert disk. Watch iTunes attempt to display it no matter what you do.
     
  6. Cinematographer macrumors 6502a

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    In the iTunes preferences, you can tell iTunes to …

    – display
    – play
    – import
    – import and eject

    every disc you insert. There's no possibility to ignore the disc indeed.

    But how about waiting to insert the disc untill you want it to be displayed.
     

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