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Start Clutter from iTunes Apps
As a recent convert the Clutter (thanx robg!), I thought I'd add a little script to iTunes so I could start Clutter from there. So I opened Script Editor and just did:
tell application "Clutter"
end tell
Quit iTunes, save the script as a compiled script (use "Launch Clutter" or something similarly useful for the name), and put it into ~/Library -> iTunes -> Scripts. If you don't have a Scripts folder, just create one and then put the script into it. Start up iTunes, and the script should now appear under the scripts menu (the script icon between the Window and Help menus). I'm sure this could be developed further as i'm only a very basic AppleScripter.
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Start Clutter from iTunes
Authored by: eno on May 21, '03 10:50:01AM
Or better: Synergy. Which can automatically start/stop itself depending on whether iTunes is running.

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Start Clutter from iTunes
Authored by: joebeone on May 24, '03 01:52:12PM

Synergy rocks the house... my f8-f11 keys are stoked with "show song info (floater)" "previous track" "play/pause" and "next track." I'm drooling here... I can't believe something so simple could make me so happy.

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Start Clutter from iTunes
Authored by: rdeeg on May 21, '03 02:50:27PM

Maybe I'm missing something! Isn't it easier to just click the Clutter Dock icon rather than mouse through the iTunes menus?


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Start Clutter from iTunes
Authored by: ClarkGoble on May 21, '03 03:31:27PM

A lot of us don't want to clutter up the dock with icons for programs we don't use that often. (Forgive the unintentional pun)

I use a similar technique for iLyric. (Which I wish was scriptable so I could make a script to display lyrics for the currrently running song - I'm too lazy to learn GUI scripting)

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Start Clutter from iTunes
Authored by: scribbleed on May 21, '03 11:26:11PM

If you always or almost always start Clutter with iTunes, just make a single script to start both programs and put in in the Dock in place of iTunes' icon.

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RE: Start Clutter from iTunes
Authored by: kal_zakath on May 24, '03 05:58:36AM

I wrote a script that tells itunes and clutter to activate and put it in the dock with the itunes icon (to run as an application) instead of itunes itself. This reduces the entire process to one click, which I find to be the way that works best for me.

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