Skip navigation

How to stop iTunes from launching when using Keyboard media keys

263799 Views 296 Replies Latest reply: Mar 23, 2014 6:39 AM by CaptPicard RSS
1 2 3 ... 20 Previous Next
William Brawley Level 2 Level 2 (215 points)
Currently Being Moderated
Aug 20, 2009 5:51 PM

I love the media keys on my MacBook and Apple wireless keyboard for playing, pausing, changing tracks etc with iTunes, but there are other than can utilize the media keys, like Spotify for instance. However, if I have iTunes closed, when I hit the Play key, iTunes will automatically launch, and will intercept any subsequent presses of just the play/pause button. Is there a way to stop this annoying behavior? I haven't found anything in the Keyboard shortcut system pref.

black MacBook (Santa Rosa), 2.2Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo, 160GB HD, 4GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.5.8), 16GB iPod Touch, 2G 1GB iPod Shuffle, 4G 20GB iPod
1 2 3 ... 20 Previous Next


More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (5)


  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.