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  • coreytodds Level 1 Level 1

    Just another example of Apple trying to take over the way your computer behaves... basically it is designed this way, so until they fix it, ENJOY!




    I have the same problem, in Snow Leopard.

  • Damocles Conexus Level 1 Level 1

    Mine does the same thing. I am thinking about trying to uninstall iTunes. I HATE programs that start up by themselves unless you specifically have them setup to auto start.

  • kburden000 Level 1 Level 1

    Here's a workaround that I use.

    Basically it's substituing a Do Nothing App( for the iTunes App.

    So when your Bluetooth Audio device connects, the system starts what it thinks is iTunes but instead starts a Do Nothing app that runs and exits without any actions so you don't notice it.


    Sorry I can't provide you with the you'll have to find/make your own.

    If someone out there finds a good one from a trusted source, please post it in this thread!


    1) Get some kind of

          I made my own by making a Java application that does nothing and then bundling it as per these instructions:


         So I end up with

    2) Rename iTunes using this command in a Terminal Windows

         sudo mv /Applications/ /Applications/

    3) Copy over your from wherever you have it to /

          sudo cp -R ~/ /Applications/

    4) Fix your dock so that it points to and reassociate any files types

          like mp3 to point to iTunesBACK


    Good luck!

  • kburden000 Level 1 Level 1

    Also this workaround does leave iTunes installed just renamed and I have used this

    workaround on Snow and Lion.


    Alternatively you can substitute other behaviors ( like starting Skype ) using the same basic method above just use your app or choice, or a link to your app, instead of the


    Maybe Apple will one day realize the following statement:

         Bluetooth != iTunes


  • shane3547 Level 1 Level 1

    Well, since it's blaintantly obvious that Apple is either A) refusing to fix this, or B) doesn't give a ****.


    I'm leaving the thread and seriously thinking about where my next upgrade will come from.

  • acetrip Level 1 Level 1

    Same problem here with Arctic P311 bluetooth headset


    I want to use them for SKYPE


    whenever I start them up and chose "use as audio device"


    ITUNES pops up, it is VERY annoying




  • johnny81 Level 1 Level 1

    Go to sytem preferences

    Go to bluetooth

    Highlight the RF-MBA2

    Click Advanced

    Check reject incoming audio request.  This should do it.

  • steveburchett Level 1 Level 1

    System preferences/Advanced/etc. did not work.


    I am using Logitech H800 bluetooth headset. I also am tired of iTunes autorunning when I hook up my headset. I am not opposed to iTunes itself, but I will endeavor to uninstall it from my work computer if I do not find a solution to this problem.


    Even though I have 8GB of RAM, I have to carefully manage my memory. I often have running several Adobe Creative Suite applications, a web browser, plus Parallels Desktop with 4GB of memory assigned to it. Having to often reboot anyway, I hate the fact that an additional program has to be factored into the equation-- with no benefit to me at that time.


    I am a die-hard Apple fan from longer than many of you have been alive. When stuff like this happens, it makes me doubt my loyalty. I bleed in six colors!



  • FUZZY DUNL0P Level 1 Level 1

    Same here with the Logitech UE 9000 Bluetooth Headphones. This is driving me nuts.... payed 400 bucks for these headphones. funny as logitech says they were 'built for apple'.

    how could this even happen? who does the programming for apple, steve ballmer or what?! even connecting the headphones is a tough job if they were connected to another device before.


    i wonder why apples product and service quality decreases more and more but their prizes don't. other companies use to decrease in both ways.

  • Periphrast Level 1 Level 1

    You can use an app called Bluetooth Proximity to run an apple script whenever your headset goes out of range.  Then, at least, restarts won't trigger iTunes and shred whatever's left of your RAM on older machines.


    One catch: you need to find or write the script that stops iTunes from launching.

  • Dr. 9Lives Level 1 Level 1

    I'm using a SoundFreaq bluetooth speaker and have the same issue and it drives me crazy.  I must say that since upgrading to Mountain Lion it has been as if Apple was trying to give me a Windows experience.  Takes much longer to boot up the computer, I have had lots of compatibility issues, cannot get my Sonos music library to update, had to buy the new MS Office for Mac as my previous version became obsolete and on and on.  I upgraded mainly to get Apple TV with mirroring capability but have been really disappointed with that as well.  I cannot mirror DVDs unless I buy a program that coverts and stores the movie on my hard drive, when I do mirror the streaming is jerky. 

    Past upgrades have been seamless and impressive.  This has been pathetic.

  • Wolf Harper Level 1 Level 1

    Copy this into a plain text file called "killitunes".

    Right before you connect headphones, go to terminal.  Go "perl killitunes".

    If anything launches iTunes (including you), this program force-quits it.

    This program auto-quits, or you can quit it with ctrl-C.




    my $endtime = time + 300;        # will quit in 300 seconds. Change at will.


    while (time < $endtime)  {

      foreach (`ps -aef`)  {          # read each line into special variable $_

        next if (not m=/;    # skip if not part of iTunes app

        next if (not m=/iTunes =);        # skip if not the main iTunes program

        my $pid = substr ($_, 6, 5);      # parse out 5-digit process ID

        system "kill $pid";               # force quit that process ID

        print "Killed $pid $_\n";         # tell user.     \n is return

      }  # end foreach

      sleep (2);                          # wait 2 seconds to avoid overload

    }  # end while time


  • steveburchett Level 1 Level 1

    If it runs at all, that is unacceptable.


    Easier would be to just manually quit iTunes.


    Or am I missing something here?



  • Imp68 Level 4 Level 4

    I don't have any way to test this, but you could try removing ituneshelper from system preferences >> users and groups >> login items, then rebooting.  I'm guessing that may be what's listening in the background, since that's used to recognize ios devices being plugged in.

  • steveburchett Level 1 Level 1

    I do believe that you have solved my problem! I am having trouble believing it was something that simple, but I applaud your Mac OS knowledge, sir!


    I will report back if the problem returns, but I consider this solved. Kudos!



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