My mac mini came with a remote control. When I press the play button, iTunes is launched. How can I change what happens when I press this button (e.g. launch a different program)?
Some tool like Remote Buddy might help here, but it's probably much more than you asked for.
according to the writer : This seems to work with iTunes 8 and 9, although you'll need to redo the patch after upgrading.
Open a Terminal and type the following
cd /Applications/iTunes.app/Contents/MacOS sudo mv iTunes iTunesX sudo curl http://www.cs.umd.edu/~dmonner/iTunes -O sudo chmod uog+x iTunes enter code here
#!/usr/bin/env python import sys, os, subprocess launch = True blocker = "" apps = ["Spotify", "Songbird"] ps = subprocess.Popen("/bin/ps -x", shell=True, stdout=subprocess.PIPE) for line in ps.stdout.read().split("\n"): for app in apps: if app in line: launch = False blocker = app ps.stdout.close() if launch : os.spawnvp(os.P_WAIT, '/Applications/iTunes.app/Contents/MacOS/iTunesX', sys.argv) else : print "Not launching iTunes while %s is running." % blocker