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Start iTunes 9 in Safe Mode Apps
I stumbled upon a feature that some may find helpful in troubleshooting iTunes 9. If you hold down Command and Option when launching iTunes, it will start up in Safe Mode (after you confirm via a dialog that appears).

Safe Mode prevents third party visualizers and device plug-ins from loading. I don't know if this was present in earlier versions of iTunes, but couldn't find any reference to this feature when searching here.
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Start iTunes 8.2 in Safe Mode
Authored by: paulpro on Oct 05, '09 08:32:49AM

Works on iTunes 8.2 (on 10.5.7) as well, and displays the confirmation dialog.

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Start iTunes 9 in Safe Mode
Authored by: earthsaver on Oct 05, '09 10:49:52AM

This startup shortcut has been around for years (before the dialog) as the means to prevent an iPod from auto-syncing. I guess instead of it being an iTunes sstartup shortcut, it was simply used at the time of connecting an iPod.

- Ben Rosenthal
MBP 2.8 - Leopard

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