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Catalina requires all apps that are signed with developer IDs to be 'notarized' by Apple. In the absence of an updated version from the developer, you can try the following: Right-click and select "Open". This may bring up the same dialog, but with an option to Open the file anyway. You can get round this by removing the quarantine Extended Attribute on ...


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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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If you use the Spotify desktop app, the media keys on OS X work by default (sometimes iTunes randomly "retains" the keys: just reboot). For the best results, don't keep iTunes and Spotify open at the same time. If you use the Spotify Web Player, you can enable the media keys using BeardedSpice, a free application which enables you to control web-based media ...


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If nothing helps to make Spotify take over the keys, check if you have Google Music installed in Chrome apps, because it always takes over these keys. Removing the Chrome app immediately makes media keys to work in Spotify.


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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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Disable SIP Open /Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app Enter in sudo rm -rf /Applications/iTunes.app Enter your password (it won’t be displayed on screen)


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The software Mac Media Key Forwarder provides a user-friendly approach to prioritizing Spotify for your media keys. It runs in the background and gives you a few simple settings in the Mac menu bar. It just works. Download and installation It can be downloaded and installed directly from the homepage, or by using e.g. Homebrew: brew cask install ...


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I'v had this problem for years and in my case it goes beyond iTunes. When working in Keynote or another application that "claims" the media keys, controlling Spotify (or other music players) won't work. But now I've finally solved it! Quite a long process but here goes. Binding Media keys to one Media player, and that player only: Go to system ...


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I would say there isn't really any default music player on the iPhone. You could say that Apple's Music-app is the one that opens when you press "Play" on the lock-screen or the "multitasking bar", but there's no real advantage in that. To answer your question, no. You are pretty much unable to change any default things in the non-jailbroken version of iOS. ...


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I just wrote a simple Mac app to solve this problem. Give it a try. (Tested on Mac OS X EI and Sierra. Not working for 10.12.4.)


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Uninstall the default music app in iOS 11. Restart. voila. My headphone control now works with wynk music app. control center also shows wynk music.


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Alright I have found a way online to do it, the article was in Dutch so I will translate it for you all. Things you Need: MAC, preferred latest version An TextEditor, if you don't have one get the free TextWrangler Charles Proxy, free to download proxy tool Python 3, download the MAX OS X installer here Spotify2Music script The process: Step 1 - The ...


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for older version of macOS System Preferences -> Security & Privacy -> check Allow Anywhere for macOS Sierra, High Sierra, Mojave $ sudo spctl --master-disable But if the Move To Trash issue still exists. This is because Apple has removed TNT certification. You may use codesign to resign it: $ codesign --sign - --force --deep <app-path> ...


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You can do this with ControllerMate: And a little little AppleScript (each line for each function): tell application "Spotify" to playpause tell application "Spotify" to next track tell application "Spotify" to previous track If you open QuickTime Player it will silently ignore the play/pause button and prevent iTunes from being opened, if you don't ...


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After looking around for a while I finally found https://github.com/zsszatmari/MagicKeys It is not specific to Spotify but will let you select any application to launch when a media key is pressed. There are only 2 small issues I see with it (and one is also an issue with the default iTunes behavior). It opens the application with any of the 3 media ...


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Adding on to what @sjg said, you could have Spotify opened at startup (presuming that you don't care for iTunes to open at startup) so that you can have the media keys work with Spotify right from login. Again, this is only a workaround and not really a full solution, but if you want it to be opened at startup, go to Spotify>Preferences and scroll down to "...


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I've found this helper application : Magic Keys ; Graciously written in a generic way by the creator of the Gear music player. iTunes still sometimes pops us when using a Bluetooth control however, but it's minimal and non-intrusive and works well otherwise.


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This site appears to have a link to the latest version that supports PPC. I don't have a PPC Mac, so I can't verify it. It also mentions that this will not last forever, as Spotify will update their servers at some point and not allow that version to connect any more. You can also try Spotify-0.6.6.10.dmg from PowerPC Software Archive.


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You have to combine both answers posted here. Configure ControllerMate as described by Luke for your program of choice and apply the Play Button iTunes Patch mentioned by Stephen. Then you can control your app of choice by using a headphone remote control without starting iTunes.


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It's an old question, but I've founded a partial solution to remove the automatic launch of iTunes: http://www.thebitguru.com/projects/iTunesPatch More info and source code here: https://github.com/thebitguru/play-button-itunes-patch It's better than nothing


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Is better going to User (Settings ->Users and Groups) and then click on "Startup items" and disable ituneshelper. By this way you don't need to kill the process every time you switch on the device.


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a solution that worked for me for Mojave was to remove the execution bit from iTunes: sudo chmod -x /Applications/iTunes.app/Contents/MacOS/iTunes and optionally add the media player in question under Preferences -> Security & privacy -> Accessibility


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There are multiple ways of achieving this. Here are two possible solutions: Python. This has been answered on this Stack Overflow question already. Simplify. One of Simplify's features is auto-pausing on Skype calls:


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You can go into System Preference - Users&Groups - Login Items, then disable iTune and Spotify at startup, restart, then start Spotify which triggers Spotify helper to take priority control of the media keys ... Good luck !!!


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This is a new feature of Chrome73, called Hardware Media Key Handling in chrome. Enter this URL in the address bar then you can simply disable it. chrome://flags/#hardware-media-key-handling


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There is a small app that remaps bluetooth headset controls to media keys (those on the keyboard). Fixes this bug on Yosemite with Spotify, VLC, Amazon Cloud Player. https://github.com/jguice/mac-bt-headset-fix


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As suggested in the comment by Beau Smith, the app BeardedSpice do an amazing job! Not only for Spotify but also for a lot of other services (Netflix, Youtube, SoundCloud, etc.) BeardedSpice is a menubar application for Mac OSX that allows you to control web based media players and some native apps with the media keys found on Mac keyboards. It is an ...


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You could try SpotifyIrRemote which works on Lion.


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Some anonymous do-gooder has made an older version (it updates itself to 0.6.6.10) available right here. That one works fine on my Powerbook G4 PPC running 10.5.8. Contains all the main features - it's from September 2011, I believe.


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Here's how this should work: Pressing a media key on your keyboard should send a message to the currently-active application, if it's one that supports media keys If not, the most recently-active media-key-supporting application should be sent the message If no application is available, open the default media-key-supporting application (e.g. iTunes, but ...


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