8 Replies Latest reply: Mar 8, 2006 8:00 AM by Scott P.
Jordan314 Level 1 (0 points)
iTunes will open up without me telling it to. Even i close it, it opens again 5 minutes later. What can i do to change this? I looked under preferences, and i didn't see how to change this already

Windows, Windows XP
  • Christopher Paslawski Level 1 (25 points)
    Is your iPod connected to the computer when it keeps opening?
  • Jordan314 Level 1 (0 points)
    no, the ipod is not connected when this occurs
  • Yova Level 1 (20 points)
    do you have the 'FoxyTunes' extension for Firefox installed?
  • Scott P. Level 6 (16,840 points)
    Are you using a file "sharing" app that has a citrus fruit in the name? If so that would pop open iTunes whenever it completes a download. Just one more reason to avaoid it
  • Otto42 Level 6 (9,070 points)
    do you have the 'FoxyTunes' extension for Firefox
    installed?


    Not just FoxyTunes, but if you have any other program that "controls" iTunes remotely, then it can trigger iTunes to startup. Only solution is to remove that program.

    If you figure out what other program is causing it, tell the author of it to "check for the existence of the iTunes.exe process before you instantiate the iTunes.Application COM object". That will prevent this sort of thing from happening.
  • Scott P. Level 6 (16,840 points)
    So Otto
    (congrats by the by!)
    Would that include something like a poorly written widget for the app formerly known as Konfabulator as well? Not that I have a particular issue that fits this, just curious.
  • Otto42 Level 6 (9,070 points)
    Would that include something like a poorly written
    widget for the app formerly known as Konfabulator as
    well?


    Probably, yes. Anything that accesses iTunes as a COM object will cause iTunes to start up seemingly by itself. Although newer versions of iTunes have seemed to be a bit better in this respect in at least some cases... Sometimes, iTunes still starts up, but it doesn't display the GUI until you manually start it.

    Point is that in order for any program to connect to iTunes, iTunes has to be running. If iTunes is not running, attempting to connect to it will trigger it to start. That's just a consequence of how DCOM works.
  • Scott P. Level 6 (16,840 points)
    Aha! Thanks.