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10.4: Quit Front Row immediately Apps
A recent hint mentions a way to exit Front Row quickly. Two other hints were submitted this week, offering solutions to Rob's request in the above hint, "If someone knows a real "quit Front Row *now*" shortcut, please share!"

Anonymous suggests the following:

Want to get out of Front Row quickly? The F11 key dumps you back to the desktop pretty quick!

And spvn suggests:

The only way i've found so far is to Command-Option-Escape while in Front Row. This would normally bring up the "Force Quit Application" window, but when you do it while Front Row is active, the program immediately quits, and the "Force Quit Application" window DOES NOT pop up.

[kirkmc adds: Now, since I don't have a Front Row compatible Mac (and I don't want to mess with the hack) I can't test this. Curiously, Front Row is installed on my Mac Pro, yet there's no way to activate it...]
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10.4: Quit Front Row immediately
Authored by: abyone on Oct 31, '06 07:47:01AM
Curiously, Front Row is installed on my Mac Pro, yet there's no way to activate it
control - esc doesn't activiate it?

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10.4: Quit Front Row immediately
Authored by: abyone on Oct 31, '06 07:48:09AM

I mean command-esc



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10.4: Quit Front Row immediately
Authored by: interlard on Oct 31, '06 07:52:41AM

It's Cmd-Esc on mine.



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10.4: Quit Front Row immediately
Authored by: Tomnibus on Oct 31, '06 08:06:22AM

Gee, someone got something to hide? The wife sneaking up on you watching porn? ;-)



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10.4: Quit Front Row immediately
Authored by: sd on Oct 31, '06 08:45:11AM
Curiously, Front Row is installed on my Mac Pro, yet there's no way to activate it...
yes it is installed, but refuses to activate, since it detects no IR remote. But I know how to enable it, with just a plist to edit. I can publish it if you are interested in...

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10.4: Quit Front Row immediately
Authored by: kirkmc on Oct 31, '06 09:06:35AM

If it's not a hack (ie, adding some kind of startup item or other), submit it as a hint!

Kirk

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Enable with just a plist edit?
Authored by: Panjandrum on Nov 01, '06 05:24:36AM

OK, let us in on the secret, that might be nice...

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Enable with just a plist edit?
Authored by: sd on Nov 03, '06 02:34:42PM

I have submitted this as a new hint, be patient



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10.4: Quit Front Row immediately
Authored by: farlander on Oct 31, '06 08:46:10AM

CMD-Q will also do the same
CMD-Option-Esc will close FrontRow immediately, without any animations.



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10.4: Quit Front Row immediately
Authored by: thelamecamel on Oct 31, '06 05:31:43PM

Actually, pretty much any letter will do the same as F11 (animate through only the main menu then go to your desktop). Command-option-Esc is the only command I know to jump straight back to your desktop.



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FINALLY
Authored by: lullabud on Oct 31, '06 09:30:47AM

This is the only way I've found to quit Front Row Quickly. Every other key combination I've read which allegedly quits immediately does the same animated journey out through the menus.



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10.4: Quit Front Row immediately
Authored by: NewPerfection on Oct 31, '06 09:56:44AM

I'm not sure how good it is to force quit an application all the time, though with OS X's management it wouldn't be as bad as in OS 9. The force quit dialog in OS 9 tended to lock the system up more often than not :). But the command+option+escape trick to immediately quit an app can be used in any full-screen app that hides the menu bar, such as games.



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10.4: Quit Front Row immediately
Authored by: aqsalter on Oct 31, '06 02:12:00PM

It's stupid that this is such a big deal....
Why should there be 2 different ways to quit?

If I press Tab (or any other "non" Front Row key, ESC etc) it quits through the whole menu system... which is really annoying.
But if I press "F11" (who knew?) it quits quickly.

Huh?



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10.4: Quit Front Row immediately
Authored by: CarmenC on Oct 31, '06 02:36:05PM

Just press the HOME key on your keyboard.
That's all you have to do.



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10.5.8 Apple Remote assign keys?
Authored by: hotchange on Nov 29, '09 01:45:32PM

I like to watch missed episodes on ABC.com. After a commercial break, one needs to click the arrow with a mouse to continue the program.
I would like to use the Apple Remote without getting up 5 times during an hour show.

Can I program the Apple Remote to "CLICK" the arrow?

I have a MacBook Pro using Firefox.

Thanks



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10.5.8 Apple Remote assign keys?
Authored by: everkleer80 on Nov 30, '09 08:34:02AM

I tried a free app once called iRed Lite that allowed you to set custom assignments for the remote buttons and I believe it included mouse functionality - you might want to look into that. If that's not what you want then you may want to post somewhere else (maybe on the Apple.com discussion forums) since this is 3 year old hint that is barely related to the question and most people probably won't see it here.



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10.5.8 Apple Remote assign keys?
Authored by: hotchange on Nov 30, '09 08:58:36AM

I am new to this forum and this thread was the only one I found. Thanks for your response.

I am trying to update my version of Front Row. I'm running 1.0

I downloaded disk image and it appeared to install, but the version is still 1.0, not 2.1.7

I have iTunes 9.0.2, QT 7.6.4 and iPhoto 7.1.5 which are above the minimum requirements.

Any thoughts?

I will look into the apple.com forum.

Thanks so much.

HotChange



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10.5.8 Apple Remote assign keys?
Authored by: hotchange on Nov 30, '09 06:17:50PM

I downloaded iRed app. BINGO! It works for mouse functions! THANK YOU!

p.s. I spoke to Apple. Front Row comes with the operating system. So, Front Row 2.0 is available on Snow Leopard. The 2.1.7 updater can update 2.0, not 1.0.

Thanks for your recommendation.

HotChange



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10.4: Quit Front Row immediately
Authored by: harrywubah on Dec 09, '09 07:13:32PM

first - thanks heaps to all you posters - this site has helped me out on many occasions.

I am using a Harmony One to control my mac mini as a media centre. I have both eyeTV running constantly and when frontrow comes up it just pauses. After playing with the pyeTV plugin - i found it was not really reliable for some reason or another (great app tho and kudos to the devs - keep working on it)

So I have a EyeTV Diversity tuner setup and have programmed all my apple remote and eyeTV remote control commands into my Harmony One. The only thing that was causing me grief was exiting from Frontrow as there is no one single command on the apple remote control (have to click menu button 'x' times)

Well it seems that the EyeTV Diversity remote control DOES have an IR command that exits frontrow immediately - its the Fast Backward button!

Hopefully this will help some other people out there with a similar problem. For me it was that last piece of the puzzle.



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