Dallas Business Consultant Elijah ClarkDallas Business Consultant Elijah Clark
    by Dr. Elijah Clark

I’ve just become a fan of Spotify and one thing that I’ve been having trouble with on the Mac is trying to bypass iTunes always opening when I click the Play/Pause button even with Spotify open. 

The workaround below with allow you to disable the iTunes controls on the keyboard and will instead work for spotify or whichever other music application is open.

The solution I have found to fix this issue to:

1. Open Terminal
2. Place one of the codes below into Terminal:

TO DISABLE iTunes Keyboard controls:
sudo chmod a-x /System/Library/CoreServices/rcd.app/Contents/MacOS/rcd
killall -9 rcd
TO RE-ENABLE iTunes Keyboard controls:
sudo chmod a+x /System/Library/CoreServices/rcd.app/Contents/MacOS/rcd

3. Problem Solved!

Dr. Elijah Clark

Dr. Elijah Clark

Elijah is a business management consultant. He writes about business marketing, development, branding, technology, and how to develop and use marketing strategies and techniques effectively.
Dr. Elijah Clark
Cite this article:
Dr. Elijah Clark (July 17, 2012). Disable iTunes Controls on Mac Keyboard [Web log post]. Retrieved from http://elijahclark.com/disable-itunes-controls-on-mac-keyboard/
  • Kyle Lightner

    does not work on yosemite.

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