Overkill

Instantly kill iTunes once it launches 💥🎵

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#4 Product of the WeekDecember 12, 2016
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Jack Dweck
Jack DweckHunter@jackdweck · Product Manager at Unroll.Me
Me, every day: - Phone is dying - Plugs phone into laptop - iTunes opens - No, no, no, no, nooooo - Quits iTunes Thanks @krausefx for making this. 🙏
Adam Davies
Adam Davies@adammydesign · Web Developer
@jackdweck was looking for the option in iTunes to stop this the other day. Have they taken it out? If so this will be awesome 👏
Ben Tossell
Ben Tossell@bentossell · Services for startups
@jackdweck @krausefx Almost a year after I first asked this! Although some people did tell me how to turn it off in the thread https://twitter.com/bentossell/s...
Lasse Rafn
Lasse Rafn@lasserafn · Developer and creator
@jackdweck have you not disabled it? 😬
Jack Dweck
Jack DweckHunter@jackdweck · Product Manager at Unroll.Me
@lasserafn @adammydesign @bentossell you can definitely disable it from opening when you plug your phone in, but there are many more reasons for iTunes to accidentally launch (written by @krausefx): - You click play/pause while listening to a web-based music player (e.g. SoundCloud) - You launch iTunes by clicking on the icon by mistake - Someone sent you a link to an iOS app - You click on a link on the web, and didn't expect it to be an Music link - You open a file in Finder, and forgot to change the default app to VLC
Adam Davies
Adam Davies@adammydesign · Web Developer
@jackdweck ahhh cool 😎
Niv Dror
Niv DrorHiring@nivo0o0 · VC at Shrug Capital
Adam Bardoň
Adam Bardoň@bardonadam
@nivo0o0 yeah, I knew it wouldn't take long :D
Marko Vuletic
Marko Vuletic@markoxvee
@nivo0o0 All I see in this picture are kinder chocolates 😍🍫
Niv Dror
Niv DrorHiring@nivo0o0 · VC at Shrug Capital
@markoxvee cannot focus on anything else once you pointed it out.
Fraser Smith
Fraser Smith@frassmith · Software Developer, Shanghai, China
@markoxvee @nivo0o0 That's because they are the only thing of any use in the video. Nom nom nom.
Julie DelanoyPro@syswarren · Design at Product Hunt
I'm here for the Kinder 🍫
Ben Tossell
Ben Tossell@bentossell · Services for startups
@syswarren I trust anyone who has a supply of Kinder bars
Izzy Piyale-Sheard
Izzy Piyale-Sheard@izzydoesizzy · Founder - Unlock China
Fraser Smith
Fraser Smith@frassmith · Software Developer, Shanghai, China
Do you realise that this behaviour can still be disabled in iTunes? Apparently, the description has been changed to "Automatically sync when this iPhone is connected". I have it unchecked for all my devices and iTunes never launches when I plug in for a charge. So yes, "Overkill" is probably a pretty appropriate name TBH. :-) Perhaps "I Forgot to Google It" is more appropriate.
Felix Krause
Felix KrauseMaker@krausefx · iOS/Ruby Dev working on fastlane
@frassmith Check out the description of the project, there are so many more reasons why iTunes would launch: - You connect an iPhone or iPad to your Mac - You click play/pause while listening to a web-based music player (e.g. SoundCloud) - You launch iTunes by clicking on the icon by mistake - Someone sent you a link to an iOS app - You click on a link on the web, and didn't expect it to be an Music link - You updated iTunes - You open a file in Finder, and forgot to change the default app to VLC
Fraser Smith
Fraser Smith@frassmith · Software Developer, Shanghai, China
@krausefx Thanks, yes, I did notice those later.
Pym
Pym@pym · Founder, Phydji
I hate iTunes as much as everyone here, but you don't need an app for that. Open iTunes, go to your device, untick "Automatically sync when the iPhone is connected". If you also want iTunes to stop from responding to your keyboard media keys, there is a command for that: launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.rcd.plist 2> /dev/null