QuickTime X Hidden Prefs (Disable the Rounded Corners and more)

kai920

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Jul 21, 2009
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maximize window?

Love the autoplay feature, thanks.

Is there a hidden setting that will maximize the window in addition to autoplay?
 

Yas

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Jun 21, 2009
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Does QTX not follow the preferences set from Quicktime Player 7.app? I haven't tested, but I do remember seeing many of these preference options in the QT7 pane.
 

stainlessliquid

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Autoplay will make Quicktime X so much more bearable. I dont know what they were thinking with that, its just stupid, dont they have any sense? Thats like having to press a play button in Preview when you open an image file instead of just showing the damn image.
 

celebi23

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Does QTX not follow the preferences set from Quicktime Player 7.app? I haven't tested, but I do remember seeing many of these preference options in the QT7 pane.
Yeah, most of the scripts I put together have coorsponding preferences in QT7. Just went to see if there were any more QT7 preferences within the QTX code that I might have missed & I couldn't find any
 

celebi23

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Thanks a bunch for the extra effort Apple should have put forth in the first place!!

What are they thinking (or not:rolleyes:).
No problem. It was fairly easy to get it set up. Wouldn't be surprised if the preferences "magically" show up in 10.6.1 :rolleyes:
 

celebi23

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May 31, 2004
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Now, all we need is the option to only record a section of the screen when using the screen recording feature in QuickTime X.
I also looked for a hidden preference for that. No dice :( I think the ones I made scripts for are the only "hidden preferences"
 

celebi23

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A couple of things

Got a new icon for the project



:D

I also almost have the Recent Items selection all set up. It still won't make the selection though >_< The script won't open when I'm in QuickTime (via the script menu. all of the others open just fine. Have to run it from the AppleScript Editor to test it out). All of the individual Terminal commands work just fine though. Oh & there's an invalid connection with QuickTime apparently >_<



Code:
set recentItems to {"None", "5", "10", "15", "20", "30", "50"}

display dialog (choose from list recentItems with prompt "Select the amount of Recent Items.")


if recentItems is "None" then
	do shell script "defaults write com.apple.QuickTimePlayerX NSRecentDocumentsLimit 0"
else if recentItems is "5" then
	do shell script "defaults write com.apple.QuickTimePlayerX NSRecentDocumentsLimit 5"
else if recentItems is "10" then
	do shell script "defaults write com.apple.QuickTimePlayerX NSRecentDocumentsLimit 10"
else if recentItems is "15" then
	do shell script "defaults write com.apple.QuickTimePlayerX NSRecentDocumentsLimit 15"
else if recentItems is "20" then
	do shell script "defaults write com.apple.QuickTimePlayerX NSRecentDocumentsLimit 20"
else if recentItems is "30" then
	do shell script "defaults write com.apple.QuickTimePlayerX NSRecentDocumentsLimit 30"
else if recentItems is "50" then
	do shell script "defaults write com.apple.QuickTimePlayerX NSRecentDocumentsLimit 50"
end if

display dialog "Please restart QuickTime Player for the preference changes to take effect." & return buttons {"Restart QuickTime Player"} default button 1 with icon alias ((path to me) & "Contents:Resources:QuickTimePlayerX_128.icns" as string)
copy the result as list to {restartButton}

if restartButton is "Restart QuickTime Player" then
	tell application "QuickTime Player" to quit
	tell application "QuickTime Player" to open
end if
Still trying to figure out how to include the "Restore Defaults" button. The code would be something like this. It would go before the restart dialog. Not sure where in the code to include the "Restore Defaults" button though >_<

Code:
if theButton is "Restore Defaults" then
	do shell script "defaults delete com.apple.QuickTimePlayerX NSRecentDocumentsLimit"
end if
Someone on the Apple Discussion board suggested this:

Code:
set buttonClicked to button returned of (display dialog "Please restart QuickTime Player for the preference changes to take effect." & return buttons {"Restore defaults", "Restart QuickTime Player"} default button 2 with icon alias ((path to me) & "Contents:Resources:QuickTimePlayerX_128.icns"))

if buttonClicked is "Restore defaults" then
  do shell script "defaults delete com.apple.QuickTimePlayerX NSRecentDocumentsLimit"
else if buttonClicked is "Restart QuickTime Player" then
  tell application "QuickTime Player" to quit
  delay 3 -- give the app time to quit, otherwise the next command may fail
  tell application "QuickTime Player" to activate
end if
but, it gave me this error:

Code:
Result:
error "Can’t make alias {alias \"Macintosh HD:Users:celebi23:Library:Scripts:Applications:QuickTime Player:Recent Items.scptd:\", \"Contents:Resources:QuickTimePlayerX_128.icns\"} into type number or string." number -1700 from alias {alias "Macintosh HD:Users:celebi23:Library:Scripts:Applications:QuickTime Player:Recent Items.scptd:", "Contents:Resources:QuickTimePlayerX_128.icns"} to number or string
 

systimax

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Sep 21, 2005
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what about auto play of audio files? Not just movies? And the option to only use 1 quicktime window and not have it open up in many windows?
 

celebi23

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May 31, 2004
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what about auto play of audio files? Not just movies? And the option to only use 1 quicktime window and not have it open up in many windows?
I'm afraid that those preferences are not coded into QuickTime X :( Sorry. I went looking for more earlier today & couldn't find any.
 

cal81985

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Sep 5, 2008
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Created a preference pane...

Hey guys,

I was curious as to why the preferences menu was left out of the new QuickTime Player, and my Google search led me here. It looked like a lot of people were wondering the same thing, so I went ahead and made a Preference Pane. It's freeware, so everybody is welcome to download and use it. The only bug I ran into was that the menu options reset once you quit System Preferences, but it doesn't reset the changes you made (it just looks like they are changed back, but they really aren't). I just tested it on a 1st Gen Intel Core Duo iMac and my MacBook Pro and both worked flawlessly.

You can download it from my iDisk here, or you can wait until it is up on Softpedia for download. I submitted it tonight, so it will probably appear either Wednesday or Thursday.

By the way, if anybody can point me towards a forum thread or online resource that can help me set menu values in Xcode based on data that the application reads upon launch, it would be much appreciated. I keep coming up with nothing, and it is the only thing I need to know for this Preference Pane to be complete.

-Chris

EDIT: Here's a screen shot of the preference pane, which I forgot to include in the original post.
 

celebi23

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May 31, 2004
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Version 2.2 is done!

New features:

And that should be all of the major preferences from the QuickTime 7 preferences window :D

http://web.me.com/celebi23/QuickTimeXScripts/Main.html

cal81985, awesome Preference Pane btw :) If you want, take a look at my scripts & feel free to add anything from them into your PrefPane :)
 

daltaya

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Sep 2, 2009
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Thanks so much for the scripts. I'm going to try out the preferences in a bit.

Is there any way that you could add the option that any new movie you open plays in the existing window instead of opening another? I love the new interface and I'd hate to not use it because they didn't finish their program.

I also noticed that there is no option to double the size of the video. You can do normal, fit to screen, and fullscreen. I checked in the view options and they go from command-1 to command-3. Not sure what the deal is with that.
 

celebi23

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May 31, 2004
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Thanks so much for the scripts. I'm going to try out the preferences in a bit.

Is there any way that you could add the option that any new movie you open plays in the existing window instead of opening another? I love the new interface and I'd hate to not use it because they didn't finish their program.

I also noticed that there is no option to double the size of the video. You can do normal, fit to screen, and fullscreen. I checked in the view options and they go from command-1 to command-3. Not sure what the deal is with that.
I checked in the actual QuickTime Player X binary (QuickTime Player/Contents/Mac OS/QuickTime Player) for those preferences & I don't think Apple even coded them into the app.

In QuickTime 7, the preferences you mention are (I think)

FullscreenPreferenceSize
GeneralPreferenceOpenMoviesInNewPlayers

From what I can see, I don't think that they're even coded in QuickTime X :mad:

I'll keep looking for them though. :)
 

TheSpaz

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Jun 20, 2005
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Any way to boost the framerate for QuickTime X Screen Recordings? 12fps isn't very much. I'd much rather have 60 or 30fps.
 

jwilcox09

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Oct 22, 2007
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Finished version 2.1. Now you'll see a dialog to restart QuickTime when you select a button (see the previous dialog for an example)




Just follow the steps posted on my site:

  • To activate the system-wide script menu item, open the "Script Editor" app (do a Spotlight search) or navigate to the "Applications/Utilities" folder. Open the Preferences & click the "Show Script menu in menu bar" check box
  • Download the dmg here
  • Copy the "QuickTime Player" folder, from the mounted dmg, to the "Macintosh HD/Users/'your user name'/Library/Scripts/Applications" folder.
    (If no "Scripts" folder exists in this location, create one)

See my website for more info

http://web.me.com/celebi23/QuickTimeXScripts/Main.html
Thanks very much!
 

celebi23

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May 31, 2004
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Yes, 30 is needed.
I tried looking for any hidden preferences regarding the screen recording framerate. I couldn't find any :( Sorry guys. I'm just hoping that Apple releases a QTX update at their event on the 9th or release it in the 10.6.1 update
 

donbenjy

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Oct 15, 2008
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So...how did the OP find these hidden prefs? As reported on macoshints, the way in which apps are packaged in SL prevents the strings command from returning anything useful...

I found this out myself after trying (unsuccessfully) to go through finder and dock.app in search of stacks icon sizes and base2 sizes and not being able to find any of the old hidden prefs either. I thought I'd made a mistake, so I was glad when that article was published, though I'd love to know if anyone has any idea how to unpack and find these hidden preferences?

p.s. I tried it with QTX and couldn't find the hidden strings that we're using, so that proves that there might be a way to find them, and that they weren't discovered using this method.

(the actual commands I used were:

cd /Applications/"QuickTime Player.app"/Contents/MacOS
strings - "QuickTime Player" >~/Desktop/qt_strings.txt

to redirect all the strings within the QTX application to a text file called qt_strings.txt)
 

Stiss

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Seeing as no one will look at my thread a few threads down the board i'll ask here too.

Anyone know if you can get all your boxes and apps etc to have the black look that Quicktime X has?!

I love it.
 
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