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9 iron Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Mar 26, 2009 4:53 PM
Whenever the computer is on (iMac 2GHz, OSX 10.4.11) iTunes keeps opening itself. Never did this before but recently ( a couple weeks ago) I allowed an auto software update, that's about the only change I can think of, but it only started doing this a couple days ago. I close the application and within a couple minutes it has opened itself again, underneath whatever application I happen to be using (close that app and there is iTunes, opened again lurking under the app window I was looking at). It does this over and over, even when the computer is in sleep mode.

Help?
iMac 2 GHz, OSX 10.4.11
  • Diane Wordsmith Level 5 Level 5 (5,990 points)
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    Mar 26, 2009 6:22 PM (in response to 9 iron)
    Common culprits are third-party apps or widgets attempting to talk to iTunes. This includes the iTunes Dashboard widget. Disable any such items and see if the behavior stops.
    iBook G4, OS X 10.3.9, Mac OS X (10.3.x), iTunes 7.6, iPod Video (and an old iMac running OS 9)
  • burntground Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 17, 2009 10:47 PM (in response to Diane Wordsmith)
    Hi. I have the same problem. Today iTunes has opened itself dozens of times. Each time I close it, it launches again in a matter of minutes. I actually don't use iTunes very much - it annoys me generally and more so that it now opens every few minutes, slowing down my work. I have had to trash it to get some peace. I do occasionally use it so I would like to fix the issue. I do not have any plug-ins whatsoever in my iTunes library and I only have the usual Mac widgets, which I also don't use.

    Any other suggestions?

    Thanks
    MBP 2.33GHz 2 GB 667 MHz, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Diane Wordsmith Level 5 Level 5 (5,990 points)
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    Apr 17, 2009 10:51 PM (in response to burntground)
    Even if you don't use it, make sure the iTunes Dashboard widget is disabled.
    iBook G4, OS X 10.3.9, Mac OS X (10.3.x), iTunes 7.6, iPod Video (and an old iMac running OS 9)
  • burntground Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 17, 2009 11:14 PM (in response to Diane Wordsmith)
    Well I think I just about have never used that dashboard app., apart from the unit converter which I remember using a couple times.

    Thank you Diane, so far so good. iTunes has been humbled thus far. Marginally better than trashing iT. Bizarre that it only just started doing that? Must be ver 8.1.1.

    cheers
    Jahsen
    MBP 2.33GHz 2 GB 667 MHz, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Diane Wordsmith Level 5 Level 5 (5,990 points)
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    Apr 17, 2009 11:18 PM (in response to burntground)
    Glad you got it sorted out. Cheers.
    iBook G4, OS X 10.3.9, Mac OS X (10.3.x), iTunes 7.6, iPod Video (and an old iMac running OS 9)
  • roquette Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jun 9, 2009 11:17 PM (in response to Diane Wordsmith)
    i have the same problem. i do not have the itunes dashboard widget and i dont have any third party program that would want to talk to itunes. also, my itunes spontaneously starts one whole second after i shut it down. any ideas? if it is a bug what should we do?
    macbook pro, Mac OS X (10.4.11), my computer likes to break
  • Michael Mancuso Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Jul 3, 2009 7:43 PM (in response to roquette)
    I have the same problem only I use Vista Ultimate 64 bit. Task Manager will show iTunes.exe start all by itself, on each of my three user accounts. I THINK it happens when someone opens iTunes but I don't know for sure. Obviously, I have no widgets. Help?
    HP Pavilion Elite m9600t, Windows Vista
  • rayjpalmer Calculating status...
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    Jan 23, 2010 1:58 AM (in response to 9 iron)
    iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.2)
  • Scorpio_1989 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Apr 27, 2010 5:36 AM (in response to 9 iron)
    Hi,
    I bought a new core i5 macbook pro a couple of days ago and started getting this problem about 2 hours ago and didn't know what was happening. Everything was disabled, including taking the battery from the remote out, yet itunes was still starting up.

    I just found something but not sure if it's the cause of the problem. My audio cable was not connected properly and when i moved it, itunes would start up again, and kept moving it and kept starting up, and while open, i would move it again and it would play songs. I disconnected it and plugged it back in, tried moving it and it would not start itunes. I think this has to do with the port supporting the apple earphones with remote on them. Lets hope this fixes it and if so, hope it helps others.
    Luis
    Macbook Pro 15" i5 2.4ghz 4GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6.3)
  • Manishearth Calculating status...
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    Oct 15, 2011 6:26 PM (in response to 9 iron)

    If its iTunes 10.5, and your iDevices are iOS 5, then iTunes will open up every time if you have "Open iTunes when this iPad is connected" ticked in the iDevice sync settings. (Because of wifi sync) Uncheck that box and you should be fine.

  • paulfrombroadstone Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 16, 2011 9:20 AM (in response to Manishearth)

    Thanks Manishearth.

     

    This worked for me.

     

    iphone 3gs / itunes10.5 / iOS 5.

  • Timgeldard95 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 16, 2011 8:59 PM (in response to 9 iron)

    It's because you have wifi sinc on something. When the iPhone/iPod/iPad is connected simply uncheck the "turn on iTunes when iPhone/iPod/iPad is connected" and it should stop opening.

  • joystickgenie Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 21, 2011 1:26 PM (in response to Timgeldard95)

    thank you. that was my issue. I havn't noticed that option.

  • TheSharksFan Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 21, 2011 8:21 PM (in response to Timgeldard95)

    so I give up- where is that setting? I have been to every device and cannot find it

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