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LukeMitchell Calculating status...
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Aug 31, 2009 8:54 AM
Since installing Snow Leopard I've noticed that the Play/Pause button opens iTunes automatically, this is annoying, I don't use iTunes I prefer to use an app called Ecoute, it's less of a memory-hog, but tis app is pointless if I open itUnes very time I want to pause a song!! Does anybody know how to disable this feature?


P.s: I've found that the Play/Pause button on my keyboard (F8) does the same thing grr! this is annoying!
'08 iMac 20" 2.66ghz, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • FUer Calculating status...
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    Aug 31, 2009 11:31 AM (in response to LukeMitchell)
    It's the same for me. Very annoying! I usally use Apple Remote to control EyeTV, but every time I press the play/pause button, iTunes opens in the backgound and I hear EyeTV and iTunes at the same time. I would be glad to hear a solution.
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • enryfox Calculating status...
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    Sep 1, 2009 1:20 PM (in response to LukeMitchell)
    There are several other users in various forums reporting similar issues related to apple remote and SL: it looks like apple removed the "exclusive mode" for the IR remote and all apps receive at the same time IR commands. I hope this is a bug, otherwise apple remote becomes pretty useless.
    I'm quite surprised a bug like this made its way down to the golden master release...

    bye
    iMac 20, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • Chazz D Calculating status...
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    Sep 7, 2009 10:16 AM (in response to LukeMitchell)
    I am having this issue also. Hopefully they will get it fixed soon.

    I was trying to watch a video with VLC and soon as I hit the pause then play button there was music playing in the background with the video.

    I sent feedback for OS X and also iTunes (not sure which one is at fault) , hopefully apple is paying attention.
    MBP core 2 duo 2.2ghz, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • tOOrko Calculating status...
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    Sep 8, 2009 10:18 AM (in response to LukeMitchell)
    Same problem for me!
    I use Elgato EyeTV, when pressing play/pause it pause the tv program AND starts Itunes, when pressing Up an Down it change the volume for both system and EyeTV.
    Menu button opens EyeTV menu AND Front Row.

    I bought Apple Remote for EyeTV and it is impossible to use with it...
    Imac Aluminium 24", Mac OS X (10.6)
  • eXit left Calculating status...
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    Sep 8, 2009 4:32 PM (in response to tOOrko)
    Just noticed this while playing Hulu Desktop App and using the Apple Remote. Starts Playing iTunes library after hitting one of the keys on remote. Would be nice if the System Preferences had settings for Apple Remote like Keyboard and Mouse.
    iMac 24" 2.8 GHz, iBook 500 Dual USB, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • Kyle Davidson Calculating status...
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    Sep 9, 2009 7:15 PM (in response to LukeMitchell)
    Same for me, makes it pretty hard to control boxee.
    Macbook, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • Lacah Calculating status...
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    Sep 10, 2009 11:48 PM (in response to LukeMitchell)
    Same here, quite annoying!
    MacBook Black, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • AkalPhoola Calculating status...
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    Sep 11, 2009 1:30 AM (in response to LukeMitchell)
    I am having problems also when I upgraded to SL.... Also Hulu Desktop is having troubles also....
    Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6), 2.4 Ghz, 4 gb Ram, 500 gb 7200 RPM Hard Drive
  • tOOrko Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Sep 11, 2009 10:27 AM (in response to AkalPhoola)
    Updated to the 10.6.1 and still have the problem, hopefully with the next update...
    Mac OS X (10.6)
  • rayben Calculating status...
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    Sep 11, 2009 11:01 AM (in response to LukeMitchell)
    Same here. Please fix this bug it is driving me crazy…
    Mac OS X (10.6)
  • crismont43 Calculating status...
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    Sep 12, 2009 1:26 AM (in response to rayben)
    Same problem! How it's possible that in elgato support nobody is talking about?
    macbook, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • eXit left Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 12, 2009 7:16 AM (in response to eXit left)
    Updated to 10.6.1 and iTunes 9 and while Front Row is ok it still appears that the Apple Remote opens iTunes even when another app using it is in the foreground.
    iMac 24" 2.8 GHz, iBook 500 Dual USB, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • cliveports Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Sep 12, 2009 11:04 AM (in response to crismont43)
    Same problem and its really VERY ANNOYING. I use Logic 8 to record my songs with. Being a solo artist the remote was a godsend as I could go to the microphone a start recording with logic using the remote without rushing backwards and forwards from the mic to the desk.... Now I CANT. PLEASE FIX THIS!!!
    iMac intel 24", 2009 Model, Snow Leopard, Mac OS X (10.6)
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