4 Replies Latest reply: May 5, 2012 6:57 AM by jmark1
jmark1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

According to a Google search, iTunes has exhibited an undesireable history of popping up on the Dock, if not opening and beginning to play music, since at least 2006.  Apparently, Apple has no answer.  As I got tired of closing iTunes many (30-40) times a day, I deleted it - the radio quits when I turn the knob in the off position!

 

NOW, iTunes can't be removed from the trash bin..."because the item iTunes is in use."  Is there any way to make this nightmare go away?


iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3), ... and Parallels 6 with XP
  • Mike Johnson12 Level 5 Level 5 (6,395 points)

    Use the 'secure empty trash' option. See if that helps.

     

    There is a cause for this but you have not given enough info to drill down to the problem.

     

    MJ

  • jmark1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    After an overnite reboot, I was able to delete both programs.  I had earlier addressed the permissions issue and unlocked - apparently, a reboot caused iTunes to stop running.  At least iTunes is no longer popping up or starting music every 10 minutes. 

     

    The REAL issue here was iTunes repeatedly opening itself, and the fact that hundreds of users have had this issue for at least six years.  With $100 billion in cash, perhaps they could hire just one technical advisor to work on this issue??????

     

    You're correct, Mike, there is a cause, and if you do an internet search, you will find everything from an iPod or iPad or iPhone being conected (none of which I own); a lose audio cable, a corrupted plist file.  To use your term, there's been a lot of drilling by great, helpful users, like yourself...but Apple has yet to weigh in...and that's a travesty for such a well-intentioned company.

  • Mike Johnson12 Level 5 Level 5 (6,395 points)

    Also check in System Prefs>System>Users & Groups>Login Items - check that iTunes is not in the list.

     

    MJ

  • jmark1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks again, Mike.  That one was also on the list and I had previously confirmed it was not checked.  In fact, iTunes wasn't even listed; the only thing checked was AdobeResourceSynchronizer.