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I want to stop iTunes from responding to the shortcut keys i.e. F7, F8, F9 because I use Spotify.

So what happens is when I pause Spotify iTunes starts bouncing around.

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This lifehacker offers one solution, though currently there is no real way to do this short of removing iTunes completely (you can just drag it to the trash can).

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Strange that they don't allow it! – TheLearner Jun 2 '10 at 10:05
Eh, Apple's known for being draconian. Perhaps that is part of their key to success, perhaps that's just Steve Jobs being himself. We may never know! – Darth Android Jun 2 '10 at 10:17
Yeah I suppose but usually they won't sacrifice usability or user experience in the process. I mean like with Flash on the iPhone - they don't allow it but there are at least alternatives for watching video. If they did this deliberately, that would just be plain stupid. – TheLearner Jun 2 '10 at 10:26
Well, they don't allow you to use 3rd party audio players fully, but there is at least an alternative - iTunes. I guess it's all about perspective, eh? This certainly wouldn't be the first case of vendor lock-in (and not that i'm condoning it, just playing devil's advocate). – Darth Android Jun 2 '10 at 10:35

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