12 Replies Latest reply: Aug 29, 2012 1:28 PM by Chris CA Branched to a new discussion.
keith contarino Level 1 (5 points)

iTunes controls everything. I have multiple Apple IDs, iTunes won't let me merge them. Sound on iTunes doesn't work properly. Half the time I go to restart computer iTunes won't let me. iTunes won't force quit. I hate iTunes. Do I have tohave it? Ready to go back to a **** PC

MacBook (13-inch Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • Limnos Level 8 (47,386 points)

    Nothing will let you merge AppleIDs.  It's the way things are set up.


    If you don't like iTunes, don't use it.  With Lion it is built into the operating system so you can't delete it (I don't think).  You can re-assign things to open with other applications.


    Mac OS X: Double-Clicking a File Opens the Wrong Application - http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2291


    -= Changing the application used to open all files of a certain kind (written with reference to OSX 10.4 but may not have changed) =-


    1) In a Finder window highlight a file of the kind you want to change the application to open that kind of file.


    2) While that file is highlighted, select File > Get Info or press command (apple or propeller icon) + i to get a file information window.


    3) In the lower part of the info window there is an "open with" menu with a list of applications.


    4) If your application is already in the box then it is the default application for opening that kind of file and you don't need to do anything more.  Close the get info window.


    5) If the application showing in the menu is not the one with which you wish to open the file then select a new application. If your application does not appear there then select the "other..." and track down the application (usually in the Applications folder at the main level of the computer).


    6) If you wish to change all files of this type to open with this application in future, make sure the "change all" button is selected.


    7) Close the get info window.

  • keith contarino Level 1 (5 points)

    Thank you

    I tried uninstalling this monstrosity and can't. It controls my macbook. I can't even restart because I can't force quit iTunes.


    Remember way back when, before Lion and iTunes controlled everything and all macs did was work with no effort? Now I feel like I have an HP with AOL. Everything is a hassle. Nothing is easy, and I'm about to take a Walther and blow my macbook away and buy a **** Dell whichI hate.


    But thank you for trying to help

  • Limnos Level 8 (47,386 points)

    Sure, I remember way back when (see my machine information below).

  • 351Cleveland Level 1 (0 points)

    Apple's use of the term 'sync' to describe how these devices transfer data would be laughable if the experience wasn't so completely maddening...

  • Chris CA Level 9 (78,695 points)

    Force quit iTunes Helper (using Activity Monitor) then you should be able to quit iTunes.

  • cormacmacart Level 1 (0 points)

    Built into Lion is it. Sounds like the justice department will be on their back sooner or later. I recall MS tried this trick with its Internet Explorer, didn't work.


    iTunes is way too restrictive even with your own files and paid for products, movies, audiobooks, music. I have lost countless files via synching my iPad. Simply put iTunes needs a way to ensure that you cannot loose your files from synching your devices. Too bad Time machine doesn't work on the iPad. In short for all of the headaches iTunes has caused me...I HATE ITUNES and would gladly ditch it.

  • Chris CA Level 9 (78,695 points)

    cormacmacart wrote:


    Built into Lion is it.

    No it is not. It is simple to remove.


    I HATE ITUNES and would gladly ditch it.

    You would glady ditch it if what?

    Why do you continue to use it if you don't want to?

  • Jimzgoldfinch Level 5 (7,690 points)


    How do you remove Itunes from a Mac using Lion or Mountain Lion?



  • keith contarino Level 1 (5 points)

    if it's simple to remove, tell me how plz

  • clifmo Level 1 (0 points)

    Just got an iPad for work and my goodness is this a royal pain. Is there any way to use an iPad without iTunes?

  • Chris CA Level 9 (78,695 points)


    Just don't use iTunes.