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I use BetterTouchTool to add extra touch gestures to my Magic Mouse. BTT however, as far as I can tell, doesn't offer any functionality for controlling iTunes.

On my old laptop, because the trackpad was close to the keyboard, it being a laptop and all -- I used SizzlingKeys to allow me to use key-combinations to control iTunes, my laptop being built prior to when they start including the media control keys on the keyboards.

Controlling iTunes using the Magic Mouse is just a matter of combining the functionality of the two applications. I tried mapping BTT gestures to the media F keys, but rather than passing the key to BTT, it just performed its preprogrammed function. Here are some screenshots that show the configuration I set up.

[crarko adds: I haven't tested this one.]
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Control iTunes using Magic Mouse gestures
Authored by: Andrew J Freyer on Dec 23, '10 08:18:55AM
BetterTouchTool is possibly the most useful tool on my mac. It has dozens of incredibly useful features including iTunes media controls: play, pause, next, previous. The only one it does not currently offer is control of iTunes volume.

It's shouldn't be necessary to use SizzlingKeys except to control iTunes volume. Screenshot: http://img824.imageshack.us/i/screenshot20101223at814.png

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Control iTunes using Magic Mouse gestures
Authored by: chucky23 on Dec 23, '10 08:29:13AM

"It's shouldn't be necessary to use SizzlingKeys except to control iTunes volume"

Even volume adjustment is pretty easy to do for free with AppleScript, though it's not a one-line script like "playpause" or "next track"

One can find the relevant scripts in 30 seconds with a Google search...



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Control iTunes using Magic Mouse gestures
Authored by: David Allen on Dec 24, '10 01:09:54AM
The only one it does not currently offer is control of iTunes volume.
And yet your screenshot shows volume control within your green box!
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Edited on Dec 24, '10 01:11:45AM by David Allen


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Control iTunes using Magic Mouse gestures
Authored by: chucky23 on Dec 24, '10 07:27:48AM

"And yet your screenshot shows volume control within your green box!"

So, to sum up, this 'hint' offers a way to do things with BTT via a paid third-party app that BTT can do all by itself.

Worst. Hint. Ever.



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Control iTunes using Magic Mouse gestures
Authored by: brh on Dec 30, '10 02:27:36PM
Pretty sure what the screenshot is showing is the system volume, not the iTunes volume. iTunes has its own volume control, which is useful if you want to turn down your music while, say, taking a SIP call.

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Control iTunes using Magic Mouse gestures
Authored by: chucky23 on Dec 23, '10 08:21:29AM

Of course, if you don't want to buy SizzlingKeys, you could just map incredibly simple one line AppleScripts to BTT gestures. It doesn't get much more complicated than:

tell application "iTunes" to playpause



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Control iTunes using Magic Mouse gestures
Authored by: asmeurer on Dec 24, '10 11:49:50AM

The developer of BetterTouchTool is extremely responsive to feedback. I bet if you emailed him and requested it, he would implement iTunes controls into the program.



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Control iTunes using Magic Mouse gestures
Authored by: chucky23 on Dec 24, '10 03:17:19PM

"The developer of BetterTouchTool is extremely responsive to feedback. I bet if you emailed him and requested it, he would implement iTunes controls into the program."

It seems as if 4chan folks are commenting here. How complicated is this?

BTT, whose developer is indeed responsive, and who has written the best new OS X utility of 2010, ALREADY INCLUDES ITUNES CONTROLS IN BTT.

(Apologies for the all caps. I've never been to get HTML formatting correct on this site, or I'd have used bold instead.)



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Control iTunes using Magic Mouse gestures
Authored by: asmeurer on Dec 25, '10 04:40:32PM
It seems as if 4chan folks are commenting here.
Yes, it does indeed...

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Control iTunes using Magic Mouse gestures
Authored by: chucky23 on Dec 26, '10 09:42:33AM

I didn't mean to jump on you, asmeurer.

But it's as if folks are giving hints on how to use a paid shareware app that can be called from the Finder to move a file to the trash, when the Finder already has a menu item, keyshortcut, and contextual menu item to do that exact thing...



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