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iTunes Open iTunes, select your device, go to the Summary tab and unselect either Open iTunes when this iPhone is connected, or Automatically sync when this iPhone is connected depending on your version of iTunes. Also, you might wish to disable iTunes Helper. Go to System Preferences → Users & Groups → Login Items and delete iTunes Helper from the ...


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Yes, there is a simple way. Open the Script Editor app (formerly called AppleScript Editor) Go to File -> Open Dictionary Select the app you want to find out more about. When you open it, you can browse through the available AppleScript commands for that application and find what you want.


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This isn’t exactly what you want, but just to add this option too... If you use the "Apple Configurator 2" app, you can still download and update apps from multiple Apple IDs - as you also could with iTunes. Connect the device with USB Sign in under Account: Choose Update in the menu: A more detailed description can be found here: http://krypted.com/...


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I've got this figured out. On OSX, the "RCD" (remote control daemon) is responsible for the naughtiness. It has hard-coded list of actions to do when it detects certain "events" - one of them being connecting to a bluetooth headset. To disable this behaviour (minimal loss of functionality, possibly your apple remote won't work), use the following two ...


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You can do this in the Audio MIDI Setup built into recent editions of OSX: Open up the Audio MIDI Setup application (located in the applications/utilities folder) On the "audio devices" window that opens up you'll see a list of devices on the left and a little plus icon in the bottom left hand corner. Click the plus icon. Click "Create multi-output device" (...


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The question asks about computer Authorization. But some of the answers here confuse Authorization with Association. I'd like to clarify the terms first, using Apple's own definitions, then answer the question. Authorization Authorization refers to computers only. Authorizing a computer allows you to play media purchased from the iTunes Store with a ...


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Under System Preferences → Users → [you] → Login Items → select iTunesHelper, then click the minus sign and log out/into your Mac. No devices will cause iTunes to launch (that's the whole purpose of iTunesHelper).


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I find this problem happens for me inconsistently, so I use this fairly destructive approach when it happens: Open up "Activity Monitor", which can be found easily using Spotlight Select either "CPU" or "Memory" from the pills at the top of the dialog In the search box, top right, type: itunes "ituneshelper" is what you're looking for. Find it, click on it, ...


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Two approaches: First, take a look at Doug's AppleScripts for iTunes - dougscripts.com. He has a ton of useful scripts, including Super Remove Dead Tracks, which you might be able to modify to just list them if you want. Or, if all you want to do is create a playlist of songs which have no native file, there is a very simple way to do that (which I found ...


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Make sure you really want to delete all the music because they can’t be restored afterwards. Open General » Usage in Settings. Wait for iOS to load all the apps that take up the storage of your iPhone/iPad. Find and select Music from the list. You’ll see All Music in the list. Tap the Edit button on the top right, and choose to delete All Music.


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iTunes 11 Click on the Up Next button and press clear. It will stop after the current song regardless where you start the song from. iTunes 12 "Clear" is at the end of the Up Next list, rather than the top, so you'll have to take the extra step of scrolling to the bottom.


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On Windows XP Documents and Settings\<User>\Application Data\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPhone Software Updates On Windows Vista/Windows 7 Users\<User>\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPhone Software Updates On Mac ~/Library/iTunes/iPhone Software Updates I believe that the updates do not delete after they are installed. Via this iPhone FAQ ...


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I didn't want to pay to have an equalizer so I developed my own one and giving it away for free! Click here to download eqMac! The app is signed by Apple and works for OSX 10.9 and higher!


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Option-click the Restore button in iTunes and a standard file-selection dialog comes up allowing you to find your .ipsw file.


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The simplest way is to un-tick the Automatically sync this... box* on the Summary Screen for the device in iTunes when the device is connected: This is per device. Alternatively you can just remove the iTunesHelper service under your Login Items which will disable it irrelevant of the tick box state.


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Right click on the file in iTunes and choose "Show in Finder." Then right click the file and open in Quicktime Player. In Quicktime Player you can choose the playback speed by using the A/V Controls (Command + K or Window>A/V Controls). From there, you can select the playback speed: Alternatively, you could use VLC or another music player.


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No - the controls are moved, though. Click the song title in the now playing screen, it will change to a set of stars where you can see and change star ratings.


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This was driving me crazy! Accidentally the "set time/date automatically" had been turned off and the date was way off. Turning this back on made everything work again! Apple ID worked and all Google apps (YouTube) started working again.


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Lifehacker ran an article about this very problem a while back for Snow Leopard. http://lifehacker.com/5531707/free-your-macs-media-keys-from-itunes-grasp The tricks we used before were far less than ideal, requiring you to start up QuickTime in the background, or do some serious hacking to system files within iTunes.app. NoMitsu has created a one-click ...


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The high CPU usage of coreaudiod is due to the ambient noise reduction software working (surprisingly, even when the built-in microphone is not in use). Go to System Preferences > Sound > Input and uncheck the Use ambient noise reduction box. Then, either reboot or run this one-liner to reload coreaudiod, and you should see coreaudiod CPU usage drop to 1% ...


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From the iTunes menu at the top go to iTunes>Preferences>Devices>Prevent iPods, iPhones and iPads from syncing automatically. Check the box at the bottom of that window. Click OK, quit iTunes. That will stop iTunes from launching when you connect the phone stop automatic syncing.


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You can do this by creating a Smart Playlist: (I'm using a Mac, but it will be similar for you) Set the "Album Artwork" rule to "false": This will update automatically as you add artwork to your albums. And you can simply delete this playlist when you're done.


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The Command+Up/Down keys you mentioned for Chrome and Safari are coincidences. The Fn+Up/Down keys are not. Those key combinations are actually mapped to the Page up/Page down keycodes, so the application thinks you actually pressed those keys. There are similar mappings for Home and End: Fn+Left and Fn+Right, respectively. These Fn+Arrow mappings will work ...


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The first thing to be aware of is that iTunes uses a unique "Library Persistent ID" to identify the pairing of an iDevice to an installation of iTunes. This 16-digit hexadecimal id is stored on both the device and the computer it is paired with. iTunes generates a new id when it is installed (or more accurately, when it builds its library). If you plug in an ...


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I've found the easiest most reliable solution yet! No scripts, no loss of playcounts/ratings etc. Create a new playlist, say temp. Select all your the tracks you want to deal with and drag and drop them to the playlist. The new playlist will only contain valid tracks. All invalid tracks will be marked with the exclamation mark. Switch to the playlist and ...


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Like Harry reported, the problem can be dealt with by disabling "Show iTunes in the Cloud purchases". But then you don't see your Cloud-based music if you haven't downloaded everything. I found that re-enabling this option seemed to reconnect with Cloud and resolve the duplicates problem without losing any history.


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For anyone coming across this now, in the latest version of iTunes (~v12.5.1) it's much easier to prevent downloads for all podcasts you're subscribed to. Steps: Go to "Podcasts" in the menubar dropdown. In the second column of your subscribed podcasts, at the bottom there's two buttons, "Refresh" and "Defaults...", click "Defaults..." In the popup, set "...


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There is now another solution: Apple provides a version of iTunes (12.6.3) which supports new devices such as iPhone 8 and iPhone X which still retains the App Store. Apple Configurator 2 works well for me, but I’m adding this answer for those who would prefer to use iTunes or can’t use Apple Configurator (Windows users) Source: https://9to5mac.com/2017/10/...


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Another reason why iTunes does only generate the randomness once is that this way it can ensure that you get every track played once with no duplicates. If you have 1000 tracks in shuffle mode, after 1000 plays you will have listened to all of them. That would never work if it would randomly choose a track every time you hit play or the previous track ended,...


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Actually, this is not a problem. Transferring purchases from devices with iOS 9 has been disabled by Apple. This is the response they gave to submitted bug reports regarding this issue: Apple Developer Relations 18-Sep-2015 02:51 PM This issue behaves as intended based on the following: Apps are no longer transferred from iOS 9 devices. We are now ...


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