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iTunes opening on its own!!

2716 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Mar 15, 2011 10:03 PM by lillepwss RSS
Schrodinger56 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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Jan 16, 2011 10:55 AM
For some reason iTunes has started to open of its own accord. I have the iTunes logo in my Dock then out of the blue it opens without any prompting from me.

Does anyone know why this has just started happening and how to stop it?

Thanks
iMac 3.06Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.6)
  • Diane Wordsmith Level 5 Level 5 (5,990 points)
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    Jan 16, 2011 2:21 PM (in response to Schrodinger56)
    It's usually caused by third-party programs or widgets related to iTunes. It can also be caused by having external speakers connected.
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.4), iTunes 9, iPod Touch 3g, iPod Video 5g (and an old iMac running OS 9)
  • Diane Wordsmith Level 5 Level 5 (5,990 points)
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    Jan 17, 2011 7:26 AM (in response to Schrodinger56)
    Do you perhaps use last.fm?
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.4), iTunes 9, iPod Touch 3g, iPod Video 5g (and an old iMac running OS 9)
  • Timothy Westman-Barth Level 1 Level 1 (145 points)
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    Jan 17, 2011 8:24 AM (in response to Schrodinger56)
    iTunes may also open when you connect an iPod or iPhone or iPad. Is iTunes set to open when you connect a device?
    MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.5), 2 Macs and 2 PCs
  • topcop1 Calculating status...
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    Feb 7, 2011 6:35 AM (in response to Schrodinger56)
    I too have a similar problem. All of a sudden the first tune on my music list just starts playing. This happened in the middle of the night and again about 10 minutes ago.

    I have not added anything recently and cannot figure why this is happening. ITunes opens when I place my ITouch in the dock, but it doesn't necessarily start playing a tune. Last night the ITouch was not in the dock.
    MAC OS.X
  • jpolen1 Calculating status...
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    Mar 15, 2011 3:47 PM (in response to Schrodinger56)
    I've been having trouble with this myself. I have no problem getting iTunes to open when I connect my iPod and it syncs without a problem, but when I finish and try to close iTunes, it closes then immediately opens again. At first, I thought this was a problem with my iPod, but today I'd opened iTunes on it's own so that I could fix some tags and it happened again. Once I finished, I shut down iTunes and it immediately opened again. After going through this four times, I finally had to use the task manager to kill not only iTunes but the iTunes helper.
    HP, iOS 4, iTunes 10
  • lillepwss Calculating status...
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    Mar 15, 2011 10:03 PM (in response to topcop1)
    Exactly the same here. This is happening without any devices being attached and just starts playing on the first tune in the library. This has been happening intermittently for some months and I can't get any response from Apple on this.
    iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.6), mac book air, iPhone 3G

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