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Currently Being ModeratedSep 14, 2009 2:07 PM (in response to fuelie)Unfortunately deactivating ituneshelper.app in the login items didn't make any difference for me24" iMac, 2.4GHz, 4GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 14, 2009 2:36 PM (in response to William Brawley)hey guys, same problem here with vlc media player with apple remote as well as with media keys. found way more forum discussions on the web, so there is quite an outcry to apple. anybody think of calling apple support and giving them some h*ll on the phone? i mean all the fixes or workarounds people are thinking of are nice, but not really a final customer friendly solution. somehow it makes the remote useless to me as other people already said as well.MacBook Pro 13", Mac OS X (10.6), 2.26GHz, 4GB RAM
Currently Being ModeratedSep 14, 2009 2:38 PM (in response to William Brawley)10.6.1 did not fix the Apple Remote bugs.
This Apple Remote issue is also being discussed on several forums for 3rd Party developers that rely on the Apple Remote for navigation and control such as: Plex, VLC player, EyeTV, and Hulu Desktop.
This issue is also currently noted on the Hulu Desktop download page:
http://www.hulu.com/labs/hulu-desktopMac Mini, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 14, 2009 9:00 PM (in response to eddie832)"10.6.1 did not fix the Apple Remote bugs."
*This is not a bug*. This is intentional. They may "fix it" but only after enough people speak out, or tech news outlet gets a hold of it.
Didn't Microsoft get in trouble for putting an alias to their internet browser on the desktop? This "feature" Apple makes us use launches their software and removes your ability to control this from happening by hard coding it into their keyboard and remote controls.
It is maniacal, fascist, and a blatant attempt to control your user experience. Nothing less. But remember, it is no mistake.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 14, 2009 11:24 PM (in response to biskitwheels)I disagree, I believe it is a bug, since disabling the remote in iTunes....er.. doesn't disable the remote!
I use Logic Pro 8 and am fed up with having iTunes start when I press play on my remote. This feature (before SL) was a godsend to me.
Come on Apple, give us an option to select which app uses the remote!!iMac intel 24", 2009 Model, Snow Leopard, Mac OS X (10.6)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 15, 2009 1:50 AM (in response to William Brawley)So I did call apples tech support this morning and surprisingly the telephone operator did not hear anything about this issue before nor was there any information in apples database yet... But he did register the issue with an official tech support number and there might come an answer some time.MacBook Pro 13", Mac OS X (10.6.1), 2.26GHz, 4GB RAM
Currently Being ModeratedSep 15, 2009 2:10 AM (in response to MarX1985)Good for you! We should all raise this as an issue. I've noticed recently the 'Apple denial syndrome'.
Some months ago I raised an issue thats been talked about on forums worldwide for months and yet Apple claimed to have never heard of it; I now believe this is a standard response from them.
I have one quick and dirty workaround for this. go into HD/System/Library/LoginPlugins and rename BezelServices.loginplugin to OLDBezelServices.loginplugin and reboot. This seems to cure the problem for me, it enables me to use Logic8 as I used to. But one side effect is that it disables the Function Key brightness and volume controls. I can live with that until Apple fix it.iMac intel 24", 2009 Model, Snow Leopard, Mac OS X (10.6)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 15, 2009 11:26 AM (in response to William Brawley)The only real solution to this problem seems to be to delete iTunes (or at least put it in the Trash can). Sad. I liked iTunes...MacBook Pro 2,53, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 15, 2009 11:25 PM (in response to MarX1985)Silent tracks, putting apps in trash cans and doing stuff in Terminal is NOT an acceptable workaround - any workaround, by default, is not acceptable
This HAS to be sorted out. My (not at all ellaborte) AV set up has a Mini at the heart of it. Until Apple sort out this silly remote issue I would be better off with a Win7 machine: something that both scares and upsets meiMac G5, Intel iMac, Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 15, 2009 11:57 PM (in response to rundblom)Would renaming itunes work? that way you don't have to delete it and a simple shortcut on the desktop will ensure you can run it when you want? Again its a workaround but Apple seem to be very silent on this matter. Who else has reported it to Apple?iMac intel 24", 2009 Model, Snow Leopard, Mac OS X (10.6)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 16, 2009 12:19 AM (in response to cliveports)Seriously, to all those who are posting now with questions about workarounds: read the previous posts - workarounds galore!
My two favourites are (simple, manually activated script):
and (involves downloading something from someone else - I have trust issues):
or if you don't like scripts you can choose this silly one:
Or open Quicktime (no file), or open iTunes and leave it on the iTunes Store page...
Don't let that stop you from posting of course - we need the numbers to get some action on this.MacBookPro5,5, Mac OS X (10.6)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 16, 2009 9:05 AM (in response to cliveports)I actually reported that 10 days ago or so.MacBook 13'' Unibody 2 GHz 4 GB DDR3 iMac 20'' 2.66GHz 2 GB DDR3 , Mac OS X (10.6), iPod Classic 120 GB iPod Nano 4th iPod Shuffle 2th
Currently Being ModeratedSep 16, 2009 3:28 PM (in response to William Brawley)I have reverted my Mac Mini back to Leopard 10.5.8 and will not be using Snow Leopard until these Apple Remote Control BUGS are fixed. By the way, my Mac Mini is working great again with 10.5.8.Mac Mini, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 17, 2009 12:49 AM (in response to William Brawley)This is painful and annoying. I'm an intensive Spotify user and seeing iTunes bouncing in the dock once the play/pause is hit makes me sick.
Please Apple, release a fix for this soon making this behavior at least, configurable.Macbook, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 17, 2009 6:10 AM (in response to William Brawley)Easiest solution: If you want to use your mac as a media center, revert back to 10.5 until Apple removes this farce of a "feature".Macbook, Mac OS X (10.5)