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Use the Sony Ericsson Clicker to display iTunes songs Apps
You don't need a Sony Ericsson phone to have fun with iTunes and the Sony Ericsson Clicker. Here's a tip I posted at my iTunes AppleScripting site from Mike Samuels that lets you display the name of the currently playing iTunes track across your screen (like in the screenshot located here).

First, download and install the Sony Ericsson Clicker. Next, copy and paste the following script to Script Editor, and save as an application, with "Stay Open" checked:
global latest_song

property okflag : false

on run
  set okflag to false
  tell application "Finder"
    if (get name of every process) contains "iTunes" then set okflag to true
  end tell
  if okflag then
    set latest_song to ""
 else
    quit
  end if
end run

on idle
  tell application "iTunes"
    copy name of current track to current_tracks_name
    if current_tracks_name is not latest_song then
      copy current_tracks_name to latest_song
      tell application "SEC Helper"
        show screen message current_tracks_name duration 6
      end tell
    end if
    return 10
  end tell
end idle
Run the script, which will stay running in the background until you Quit it from its File Menu. Everytime a song starts playing in iTunes, a banner will be displayed across your screen with the track name.

Have fun!

[robg adds: I haven't tested this one, but it sounds pretty interesting!]
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Use the Sony Ericsson Clicker to display iTunes songs
Authored by: timthoe on Apr 11, '03 11:08:11AM
How about using a free program dedicated to showing the current tune? PTHiTunesNotifier is perfect, using anything else is stupid.

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"Stupid"?
Authored by: DougAdams on Apr 11, '03 11:21:57AM
This hint was submitted for the fun of it. I resent the implication that it is "stupid". Doug

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anything else is stupid...? what about Synergy
Authored by: FARMER on Apr 11, '03 11:23:04AM

...now, it's all a matter of taste, but i tried them all, and untill now, i definitively like Synergy the most...
Verry Customisable, very slik... full keyboard controll also for ratings... nice. Check it out!



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anything else is stupid...? what about Synergy
Authored by: DanFrakes on Apr 11, '03 04:44:06PM

Doug, agreed. It's an interesting script, and an interesting use of SEC and AppleScript.

I also agree about Synergy -- IMO, it's the best iTunes utility out there: keyboard control, track display, menubar controls, track history, and more. Definitely worth the $5. (Rob: POTW? :) )



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Use the Sony Ericsson Clicker to display iTunes songs
Authored by: cheeseworm on Apr 12, '03 06:39:16PM

I see that Doug has posted five hints and made 59 comments. Your single fatuous contribution says more about your intelligence than his or anyone else who finds his contribution interesting.



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Use the Sony Ericsson Clicker to display iTunes songs
Authored by: kevinv on Apr 12, '03 06:50:19PM

Hey, let's see you get PTHiTunesNotifier to work with the Ericsson Clicker. As far as I can tell it only works with Mac OS X (which, AFAIK, has not been ported to the Ericsson phones)

And I never play music through iTunes, iTunes is merely an app to load music on my iPod -- anything else is stupid.



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