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  • lordphnx Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I've seen my problems solved by removing execution rights from the remote control daemon, by doing:

    sudo chmod -x /System/Library/CoreServices/rcd.app/Contents/MacOS

  • chicobandido Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Here's a simple workaround that I'm using, even though it requires me to remember to do it each time I turn on my headphones:

    1. Hold down Option key on your keyboard.

     

    2. Turn on your headphones while still holding down the Option key.

     

    3. Keep the Option key held down while the headphones connect and iTunes "starts".

     

    4. Once you see the iTunes icon jump up and down and then stop jumping up and down, let go of the Option key and switch over to iTunes.

     

    5. Instead of starting, iTunes asks you to choose a library. Instead of choosing a library, choose Quit or hit the ESC key on your keyboard.

     

    iTunes doesn't start and your headphones are on.

     

    FYI, I tried killing the iTuneshelper from the login items without success.

  • Compguy42 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Somewhat simple workaround with no negative side effects that I'm aware of:

     

    Open Terminal and (If you aren't already logged in as an admin) su to your admin user:

    -su myadminaccount

    -[enter password]

     

    Still in Terminal; Go to your applications directory and rename iTunes.app:

    -cd /Applications

    -mv ./iTunes.app MyiTunes.app

     

    Do not connect a bluetooth device just yet.  This prevents iTunes from opening but allows you to still put MyiTunes.app on your dock so you can open it yourself.  When you connect a bluetooth device, you'll still get a message that asks "Where's iTunes".  To get past this, do the following:

     

    Open Spotlight and search for "AppleScript Editor".  This shows a blank area for entering your script.  Simply go to File>Save, Enter the file name as something like "DoNothing", select the directory you want this file to reside and change the File Format to "Application".

     

    Lastly, connect a bluetooth device which should bring up the dialog mentioned above.  Click browse and select the "DoNothing.app" that you saved in the previous step.  That's it!

     

     

    Works for me, good luck.

  • PiotrBox Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    on Mavericks:

     

    "permission denied"

     

     

     

    bash-3.2$ mv ./iTunes.app iTuneeF.app

    mv: rename ./iTunes.app to iTuneeF.app: Permission denied

    bash-3.2$

     

     

     

    bash-3.2$ su mv ./iTunes.app iTuneeF.app

    Password:

    su: Sorry

     

    __

     

    edit:

     

    after:

    sudo mv ./iTunes.app iTuneeF.app

     

     

    the name changes/...  but the bluetooth  still fires up the renamed app. and i have a iTunes.app with script to quite the iTuneef.app

  • Compguy42 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Sorry, yes, the line "-mv ./iTunes.app MyiTunes.app" should be "-sudo mv ./iTunes.app MyiTunes.app".

     

    I'm not sure why it's still launching after renaming to iTuneeF.app for you.  I'm on Mavericks as well and after renaming the application I got the dialog that I mentioned which asks "Where is iTunes".

     

    Screen Shot 2014-02-06 at 4.05.41 PM.png

     

    Here's a repost which corrects my mistype:

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    Somewhat simple workaround with no negative side effects that I'm aware of:

     

    Open Terminal and (If you aren't already logged in as an admin) su to your admin user:

    -su myadminaccount

    -[enter password]

     

    Still in Terminal; Go to your applications directory and rename iTunes.app:

    -cd /Applications

    -sudo mv ./iTunes.app MyiTunes.app

    -[enter password]

     

    Do not connect a bluetooth device just yet.  This prevents iTunes from opening but allows you to still put MyiTunes.app on your dock so you can open it yourself.  When you connect a bluetooth device, you'll still get a message that asks "Where's iTunes".  To get past this, do the following:

     

    Open Spotlight and search for "AppleScript Editor".  This shows a blank area for entering your script.  Simply go to File>Save, Enter the file name as something like "DoNothing", select the directory you want this file to reside and change the File Format to "Application".

     

    Lastly, connect a bluetooth device which should bring up the dialog mentioned above.  Click browse and select the "DoNothing.app" that you saved in the previous step.  That's it!

     

     

    Works for me, good luck.

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  • PiotrBox Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    OK, this is insane:

     

    i copied the renamed iTunes to external drvie, removed it completly form internal drive

    than ejected external drive and connected bluetooth speaker.

    nothink happend  - no asking "where is iTunes". silen - OK

     

    second i connected external drive to different computer, renamed my already rnamed itunes to lest say "fckTunes".

     

    than i moved it to another volum - this time NTFS vole and renamed again (like 4rd time)

     

    than i connected the external drive back to my mac,  coonected bluetooth again, and nothink happened.

     

    but as soon as i moved the now coled "syperdupper.app"  itunes back to my desctop (so not even app folder)

    it emediatly lunched after another bluetooth connect.

     

    this was like escaping you CIA agents that follow you in the city. long way with many tunnels, corners and shortcuts and NO succes. I WAS CATCHED by apples CIA.

     

    i give up.

     

    fck it. it drives me nuts (with some other super moverisck futures)  BUT still wont swith to WINDOWS 8.1 update 1 version 7 ....

     

     

    sorry for my english mistakes.

  • RajMe Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I am on MBP with Mavericks 10.9.2.  Not only does iTunes start but it continues interfering with the bluetooth transmission.  I got a Bose BT Headset that works awesomely with all devices including iOS devices, but with the iTunes running, it breaks the transmission of audio every few seconds.

     

    I REALLY WISH APPLE PRODUCT MANAGERS WERE WATCHING THIS AND DID SOMETHING ABOUT THIS FEATURE.

  • robinverdegaal Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    This problem drives me crazy. I just want to watch a video in a webpage I'm using Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop to design for, connect bluetooth headset and iTunes starts up with Last.FM in its wake. Deleting ituneshelper from startup items works until I restart the computer and its back again and there's no way to change the bluetooth connect behaviour.

     

    This is ridiculous.

  • Marcaciao Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I just read through this thread and a similar one the last 2hrs ago trying and trying but there's still no legit solution for this.

     

    i dont wanna use a workaround requiring me to use the terminal each time, nor do I want to rename an app, I mean ..come on how is it possible Apple that such simple things are denied to your customers, we're not even talking about using 3rd party software instead of yours, but simply want to be able to connect our **** BT speakers to our system without having that app launching automatically ..PLEASE FIX THIS!

  • steveburchett Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Here, here! Who's with me, boys?

     

    I agree completely with the above post. To me, Apple is being like Comcast or Time-Warner in refusing to fix things because they have the power to do so.

     

    Come on, Apple, is this such a big thing? Do a brotha a solid and fix this!

  • googeyknight Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I've just replied and subscribed to this thread to get notificiations for a fix. I have a pair of creative WP-450 bluetooth headphones and noticed this happening on a work Mac Mini with Mavericks.

     

    Mine doesn't start playing anything, it just seems to launch iTunes. I use spotify for music, thus my iTunes library is empty. It can't start playing if there is nothing to play. I don't know if clearing out iTunes is an option for anyone here, but it could help.

     

    Anyway, that's just my two cents. Hopefully if there's a solution out there someone will find it and integrate it into TinkerTool or something.

  • henryfromswe Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    +1

     

    Get this fixed!

  • BillHahn Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    Compguy42's suggestion worked well for me. 

     

    Here is my re-write of the solution:

     

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    OVERVIEW:

    1) Open a Terminal Window

    2) Rename iTunes.app to MyiTunes.app

    3) Create a DoNothing.app using the AppleScript Editor

    4) Copy the DoNothing.app to the Applications folder

    5) Connect a bluetooth device to get the "Where is iTunes?" window prompt

         and Select DoNothing.app as what to auto-launch instead of iTunes

    6) Closing thoughts about updates etc.

    -----------------------------------

     

    1) Goto a "Terminal" command prompt

         (If you don't know how to do that, use Spotlight, Launchpad or just go to Applications > Utilities folder and open "Terminal")

     

    2) Rename iTunes.app to MyiTunes.app, using the following commands at the Terminal window:

         cd /Applications

         sudo mv ./iTunes.app MyiTunes.app

         [enter password]

     

    3) Now we need to create a DoNothing.app that will be used instead of iTunes when the system tries to auto-launch iTunes:

    - Open Spotlight, search for "AppleScript Editor" and open it
    - Once opened, you will see a blank editor window.  (You don't need to type anything)

    - Simply go to File > Save and then change the File Format to "Application"

    - Enter the file name as something like "DoNothing"

    - Save the "DoNothing.app"

    - On my system the Documents folder was the default save location

     

    4) Copy the DoNothing.app  from the Documents folder to the Applications folder

     

    5) Connect a bluetooth device, which should bring up a "Where is iTunes?" window dialog prompt that looks like the screenshot below.  Click [BROWSE] and select the "DoNothing.app" that you saved in the previous step.  This tells your system to use the DoNothing.app instead of iTunes when trying to auto-launch iTunes.

     

    Where-is-iTunes-MacOSX-Prompt-Window.png

     

    Now whenever you connect a bluetooth device, it will appear as though iTunes is NO LONGER be auto-launched.  In reality, the DoNothing.app is executed, which does nothing. 

     

    6) Closing Thoughts:

    - If I ever want to use iTunes I can open MyiTunes.app manually. 

    - BTW: I tried renaming MyiTunes.app back to iTunes.app but then it started auto-launching again, so don't try that. 

    - I am guessing that if I ever want to update iTunes I am going to have to rename MyiTunes.app to iTunes.app, update iTunes, then rename it back again to MyiTunes.app. 

     

    I hope this helps and a big THANK YOU to compguy42 for sharing this in the first place.

  • Babtanian Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I tried countless methods on these forums to suppress iTunes from opening every time I connect my Beats Studio Wireless headphones to no avail, but this solution worked like a charm. Following the next restart, unfortunately iTunes opened automatically after connecting my headphones once again. I have the application in my Dock which was still named, "MyiTunes", but to my amazement, I found that a new instance of "iTunes" was created and opened. I checked my application folder and found (2) iTunes applications. The existing one which I renamed in accordance with your directions and a new application called simply "iTunes".

     

    I followed your process to the letter and everything transpired as you said it would. I renamed the app, created the "DoNothing" app and pointed to it once OSX asked "Where is iTunes". It just created a new instance of iTunes and opened it. I'm basically lost at this point.

     

    Anyone else deal with this?

  • jairojunior Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Tried this solution, but iTunes always manages to ge back.

     

    I'm using Mavericks 10.9.3 (13D45a) and still have the problem.