ITunes For Mac :: Play / Pause And Skip / Rewind Buttons Don't Work On Keyboard?

Aug 31, 2014

The play/pause and skip/rewind buttons on my keyboard are not working with the latest version of iTunes (11.3.1). I've read about fixes related to the Google Chrome extension, but I don't have that extension. I noticed that the buttons work with Spotify but not with iTunes. When I test the buttons on iTunes, I make sure that Spotify is completely closed. The play/pause function is especially important to me, as I use it to transcribe interviews quickly.

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I've noticed that my music control buttons on my laptop are not working after I start up chrome. when i boot i can use them fine with itunes but when i open chrome they become unresponsive.I've tried resetting the PRAM and SMC to mo avail.

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I can't click in the next/previous buttons fast. I mean, if I click once (e.g. to skip a song) I can't click again until about 1 sec later. If I try to click again before 1 sec after the first click, it doesn't do anything at all, as if there's not even a button there. And no matter for how long I keep making several fast clicks, it just won't skip the song. I have to stop clicking, wait 1 sec, and THEN click. This happens either using the trackpad or a mouse. Quite annoying.

There's no problem though if I skip songs fast using the Next/Previous key in the keyboard. 

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i don't think is possible as i've searched around the net for this, but most of things i've found are pretty old so maybe theres a fix now?

basically, it really annoys me when i use spotify the play/pause controls on my keyboard will work to pause spotify, but will straight away start to play itunes, and vice versa. is there a way to disable this.

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Aug 1, 2009

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Aug 26, 2009

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Sep 16, 2009

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This is on 10.4.11 on my iMac G5. My drive is getting short on space (and I'm aware of issues do to short drive space ), but it didn't do this before the upgrade to 8.1. Let me know your thoughts...

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