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-g Level 4 Level 4 (3,205 points)
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Feb 10, 2012 10:33 AM

Every time I open iTunes I get this popup multiple times.

 

How might I disable it from automatically poping up?

 

OSX 10.6.8

iTunes 10.5.3

 

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  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,035 points)
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    Feb 10, 2012 10:34 AM (in response to -g)

    By providing your Apple ID and password.

  • AppleTosh Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Feb 21, 2012 6:24 AM (in response to -g)

    -g: yes you were clear the first time around. Kappy is unsuccessfully trying to be funny in a serious fashion!

     

    Try pulling out your playlist file (.p.list) in the itunes folder and put it on the desktop. Theer is no check point to manage this default setting from the front end.

     

    hope this helps

  • Limnos Level 8 Level 8 (36,585 points)
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    Feb 21, 2012 6:27 AM (in response to -g)

    I don't have a new iTunes.  Isn't there some preference setting somewhere to disable automatic downloads which seems to be what is prompting this window?

  • AppleTosh Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Feb 21, 2012 6:34 AM (in response to Limnos)

    I just deal with it. It only pops up in the beginning stages, besides you may need to sign in if you want to buy something. I would think you need to pull the p.list out regardless of what version you're on.

  • Limnos Level 8 Level 8 (36,585 points)
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    Feb 21, 2012 6:42 AM (in response to AppleTosh)

    Try pulling out your playlist file (.p.list) in the itunes folder and put it on the desktop.

    Playlist file?  Preferences file?

  • AppleTosh Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Feb 21, 2012 7:16 AM (in response to Limnos)

    go into the finder (not in itunes) and open "music" favorites > downloads folder and drag p.list to desktop. (It's where all your itunes system folders are stored.)

     

    You can also "deauthorize this computer" under > Store menu.

  • AppleTosh Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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    Feb 21, 2012 7:00 PM (in response to -g)

    Just move the parent directory p.list to the desktop and the sign in feature should automatically deactivate. Nothing else should be affected. We used to be able to deactivate this in earlier versions under the preference setting. Apple is getting "storage greedy" with the iTune sharing automation (icloud etc.) and wants you to sign in immediatly.

  • glenra Calculating status...
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    Jun 5, 2012 11:08 AM (in response to -g)

    This advice is going to sound completely stupid, but try it anyway:

    Launch Safari, select "Preferences..." menu item, click the "Privacy" tab. I'm going to guess that you currently have "Block Cookies" set to "Always" and you occasionally delete cookies (either manually or via some plugin). Change Safari's "Block Cookies" setting to "From third parties and advertisers". Now try running iTunes again.

     

    Bizarrely, iTunes needs to find an Apple.com cookie in Safari (or set a new one if it's not there) in order to log you in. If the Apple.com cookie doesn't exist and can't be created, iTunes login fails - either silently, just giving you the same login prompt over and over again no matter how many times you enter the info - or sometimes with a cryptic empty-string error.

     

    I'm guessing this is your core underlying problem since you mention getting that popup "multiple times" (basically, it keeps coming back until you give up and hit cancel, since logging in always fails). But if you just want to disable that check, do this too: In iTunes, select the "Preferences..." menu item. Click the "Store" tab, and uncheck all the boxes on that panel.

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