6 Replies Latest reply: Aug 30, 2007 10:33 AM by Evan Warner
nyarts Level 1 (0 points)
I'd like to have my itunes controls on my status bar. This way I don't have it on top or below other windows.

Is there a way to do so?

Thanks in advance for the help.

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • rudi_e Level 1 (0 points)
    That would be cool!

    I don't have anything specific for you, but you could try google-ing some keywords for some sort of plug-in or System Preferences modifier.
  • Klaus1 Level 8 (47,745 points)
  • rudi_e Level 1 (0 points)
    aww.. but u gotta pay for it
  • Klaus1 Level 8 (47,745 points)
    Yes, wow, a whole $5 or less!

    Then try YouControl, from:


    You Control: Tunes is a free utility that gives you complete control over iTunes from the Mac OS X menu bar. You don't have to stop whatever it is you may be doing, switch to iTunes, take care of business and then go back to your original app. You can now simply pull down your very own custom menu that gives you access to the iTunes controls (Next, Previous, Volume, Play/Pause, Stop) as well as displaying the current track, artist and album. You can also navigate your entire iTunes music library from this menu as well so you never leave your current application.
  • moboyle79 Level 1 (0 points)
    Freebie: GimmeSomeTune. From the screenshots, I don't see the difference between this and Synergy, except for the price.

    In the Preferences, you can set it to put the mini-controller in the status bar.

    Though, "you control: tunes" looks worth a try, too.
  • Evan Warner Level 2 (315 points)
    I also use You Control, but I only use it for quick access to ratings. It has some cool feaures though. For quick track control, I use what I think is the single best 3rd party mini application ever written.

    X-Tunes: http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/15557

    Hold a hotkey to bring up a floating control window. Use arrow keys to skip, ffwd, rew or change volume, and return key to pause. Then release the hotkey and the window fades away.

    It hasn't been updated in a while, but everything still works except for the total track length display. The day this application dies, I will cry. I've never found another app that does the same thing.

    Edit: GimmeSomeTune looks like it may have some of that same functionality. I'm going to check that out when I get home. Thanks for the heads up!

    Message was edited by: Evan Warner