Stop iTunes from expanding when I connect my iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Otaviano, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. Otaviano macrumors 6502a

    Otaviano

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    Anyone know of a way for me to stop iTunes from expanding everytime I dock my iPhone. It's so unbelievably irritating. I often have iTunes minimized while I work on the computer, I'll pull my phone from the dock to take a call. Then set it back on the dock and iTunes will expand on it's own, thinking that it's doing me a favor.

    I can not stand this and can't find any preference to stop it. I don't have automatic syncing checked, so I see no reason for this annoying behavior. Is there a fix, I'll try anything. Including killing it in terminal.
     
  2. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

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    In iTunes, in the "summary" tab for your device, there's a checkbox for "Open iTunes when this device is connected." Make sure it's unchecked.
     
  3. Otaviano thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Otaviano

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    In my iTunes 8.0.2 (the latest version) running on OS-X Leopard I only have the following options in the summary tabs:

    - Automatically sync when this iPhone is connected
    - Sync only checked songs and videos
    - Manually manage music and videos

    Nothing else, I have all of them unchecked. Also my problem is not iTunes launching when it's closed and I connect my iPhone. My problem is iTunes expanding when it's minimized and I dock my iPhone.
     
  4. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

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    Huh. That's weird about the different options in the summary tabs, I thought it would be the same for both Mac and Windows!

    As for iTunes expanding from being minimized when you connect an iPhone or iPod, I just tried, and yup, it does do that. Unfortunately, I don't see an option for stopping this behavior. :(
     
  5. DPA macrumors 65816

    DPA

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    I'm on Mac and I also see no box for this. I just checked iTunes Preferences twice and couldn't find anything.

    David
     
  6. Otaviano thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Otaviano

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    Given your proximity to Apple HQ maybe you can bang on the door and ask them to include it in the next iTunes?

    :D
     

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