Stop the Mac's play button auto opening iTunes by default

The Play/Pause key on mac’s default behavior is to open iTunes, which for me is never what I want to run. I’m normally using Spotify or Amazon Music and often try to pause music with my headphones which activates iTunes! come across a small application that once installed stops this behavior!

Check out this at


Supported action:

  • play/pause
  • next
  • prev
  • volume up/down

David Carr

David Carr

For the past 12 years, I’ve been developing applications for the web using mostly PHP. I do this for a living and love what I do as every day there is something new and exciting to learn.

In my spare time, the web development community is a big part of my life. Whether managing online programming groups and blogs or attending a conference, I find keeping involved helps me stay up to date. This is also my chance to give back to the community that helped me get started, a place I am proud to be apart of.

Besides programming I love spending time with friends and family and can often be found together going out catching the latest movie, staying in playing games on the sofa or planning a trip to someplace I’ve never been before.