Currently Being ModeratedSep 4, 2009 5:56 PM (in response to Middleton28)this has started happening in my itunes. Doesnt go away. am still running Leopard tho'macbook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 6, 2009 8:58 AM (in response to joshpollen)Pretty sure there isnt any one thing that causes it, which is why other mac users I have asked about it give me a blank stare.Macbook (mid-2008), Mac OS X (10.6)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 13, 2009 8:45 AM (in response to Middleton28)I'm also having this exact problem, can't figure it out! Any ideas anyone?Macbook Pro 13', Mac OS X (10.6)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 18, 2009 6:08 PM (in response to Middleton28)I just had this issue and just solved it, for my case anyway.
I was seeing that iTunes had the volume slider set at 40%ish. I would try to slide it in either direction and upon releasing the mouse it was jumping right back to 40%.
I rebooted, installed the latest updates (10.6.1, iTunes 9) and still had the issue.
Then I remembered the Alarm Clock widget I had installed (Red Alarm Clock). Removed that from my dashboard and now have control over my volume in iTunes again.iMac 2.4GHz, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 21, 2009 2:41 AM (in response to Middleton28)I was having the exact same problem and found that my solution was to delete the alarm clock widget as well. Possibly something related to the volume connection between the alarm and the sound card operation?Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 21, 2009 2:54 PM (in response to Middleton28)Strange i remember providing a solution to this and my post was deleted.
Here it is again.
Access your dashboard. Bring up the itunes widget. Allow it to sync with your itunes, (may take a few seconds) then adjust the volume through the widget.
Exit out of Dashboard, and now adjust the volume of your itunes slider.
You SHOULD now have control of your volume without it springing back or it being stuck.G5, Mac OS X (10.4.11), Two 500 gig internal + ipod classic 160 gig
Currently Being ModeratedMay 27, 2010 9:48 AM (in response to Middleton28)Had this same problem, it was the red alarm clock widget! it somehow stopped my itunes volume at the same volume of the widget.
thanks! so helpful. was a very annoying problem!macbook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 5, 2010 12:45 PM (in response to Middleton28)EXACT problem here, except it's stuck at 0! I can't use iTunes. I thought I was going nuts, nice to see a bit of confirmation.
I'm going to delete all my user preference files for itunes today and see if that clears it up.Mac Pro 3,1, Mac OS X (10.6.4)
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 23, 2011 12:42 AM (in response to James Kyle)I just had this exact same problem (Mac OS X 10.6.6, iTunes 10.1.2).
As a previous user noted, this (for me at least) was because the Red Alarm widget was still on. (On a side note, does anyone else get annoyed when not remembering to turn off the alarm stops you shutting down?!)
Back to the question: I suggest anyone reading this checks to see if there are any 3rd party apps making active use of iTunes. It's likely that if there are, these will be superseding your control over the volume slider in iTunes.13" MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.6), 2.53GHz
Currently Being ModeratedMay 21, 2011 5:03 PM (in response to Middleton28)
Yep, removing Red Alarm Clock widget solved it for me. Evil app.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 21, 2011 10:08 AM (in response to Howard2k)
GENIUS!! thank you i would never have thought of that..problem solved :-)
Currently Being ModeratedMay 14, 2012 8:15 AM (in response to Howard2k)
You are my Susan Powter: You stopped the insanity! THANK YOU for this answer.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 28, 2013 12:26 PM (in response to Howard2k)
I'd the exact same problem, I simply didn't suspect from Alarm Clock Widget volume's control. Thank you so much for remember me! I'm using iTunes 11.0.4. I've noticed that "The Red Alarm Clock Widget" periodically executes a AppleScript to set the volume for that indicated in its widget in dashboard.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 12, 2013 10:06 AM (in response to Howard2k)
Thank you, same exact problem, all better now! I wish Apple would play big sibling and beat up those widgets that cause hate and discontent amongst the masses until they heal their evil ways.