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When I'm watching a movie and I press the "play" button, iTunes 10 launches. How can I keep this from happening?

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This question was asked (in a Snow Leopard context) on super user: . Unfortunately, the problem seems to be quite difficult to solve cleanly... – Michael Ratanapintha Sep 19 '10 at 3:44
Is horrible :'(, I will check it, thanks – Abimael Sep 22 '10 at 0:50

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Just found this on Lifehacker. I think it's exactly what you're looking for. The post talks about a patch called MMFix, which changes the media control daemon to stop exactly this from happening. Apparently, it comes with a one-click installer.

And, if some reason you would like to remove the patch, just run the one-click installer again and the original rcd daemon will be restored.

(Works on OS X 10.7 Lion, too!)

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Sounds great, i will try it :-) – Abimael Oct 1 '10 at 19:03
Iuju, now all is perfect, thanks David – Abimael Oct 16 '10 at 17:57

MMFix hasn't been updated for Mountain Lion yet, but I did find this solution to work, run

launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchAgents/

in the Terminal.

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Keep in mind though that this disables the functionality of the media keys in iTunes itself as well. – Bart Arondson Jan 19 '13 at 13:09
@BartArondson how to enable it back, with 'load' ? – user2113 Feb 26 '14 at 17:59
@user2113 Yes, probably. Although I don't know for sure. – Bart Arondson Feb 26 '14 at 18:04

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