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Volume for iTunes

By Yogi Patel

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Volume for iTunes enables you to control your iTunes volume via the system volume.

If you're like me and play music through remote speakers, you know that the keyboard volume buttons don't do anything — they only change the system volume, not the music's volume*.

Now you can change iTunes' volume with the keyboard. No need to switch apps or find little volume adjusters.

*Note: to adjust system volume while Volume for iTunes is active, hold the command key while pressing the volume keys.

What's New in Version 1.2

✓ Fixes additional keys not working (brightness, forward, reverse, play/pause, etc). Sorry about that!


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Customer Reviews


Seriously, thanks to the dev for creating this tiny but massively useful app! You’ve addressed something that has been driving me crazy for a long time- the ability to change the volume of the music coming out of my Airport speakers without having to leave the project I’m working on (ie. go to iTunes). And I am truly grateful for this.

I’m not what everyone’s problem is regarding having to hold Command to control the system volume- this makes so much sense. Please don’t change it!

If you are getting this app it’s becuase you want to control iTunes volume without having to go into iTunes… hijacking your keyboard volume buttons for this feature makes perfect sense. What wouldn’t make sense is a button that does two things at once… i.e. the volume buttons controlling both iTunes and the system volume. No, it makes way more sense to build in the secondary Command+ option so you can control them independently. So again I say- developer please don’t change this!

Does exactly what it's supposed to do...

The name of the app is iTunes Volume Control, and that is exactly what is does, lets you control itunes volume using your keyboard or remote. Not "link iTunes Volume To System Volume" so i don;t know why that is what people are expecting it to do…. But this is perfect for me because for some weird reason, you can't change the system volume when you are using optical output, and i just got a remote for that reason so i could use my mac as a music player with the remote. so this app was the perfect quick, and permanent, fix. but for those people who still think this app is called "Link iTunes Volume to System Volume", maybe you should just add a simple option to do just that ;)

Close to being brilliant, but needs two simple features

The app overrides the default volume keys with no option to change that. i'd prefer the std vol keys be for std volume and then have cmd-vol_key be for controlling itunes. basically, swap what was done. or at least give us the option.
secondly, having some feedback that the key was hit is also a good idea. kind of like how it is when you change the volume today. even if it's just an audible beep. right now, you change the itunes volume and have to wait to see if it's the right volume b/c when playing via airplay (which this is used for), there's a delay.
after those are done, this would be a 5 star app.

Volume for iTunes
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  • $1.99
  • Category: Utilities
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.2
  • Size: 1.2 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.6 or later, 64-bit processor

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