You Control: Tunes
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You Control: Tunes is a free utility that gives you complete control over iTunes from the Mac OS X menu bar. You don't have to stop whatever it is you may be doing, switch to iTunes, take care of business and then go back to your original app. You can now simply pull down your very own custom menu that gives you access to the iTunes controls (Next, Previous, Volume, Play/Pause, Stop) as well as displaying the current track, artist and album. You can also navigate your entire iTunes music library from this menu as well so you never leave your current application.
What's New
Version 1.7.2:
  • [New] Holding down the Option key in while clicking on the controls in the menu bar will toggle the Ratings stars on and off.
  • [New] Added new option for larger images in the Overlay (XLARGE_IMAGE)
  • [New] Show Overlay menu command now toggles to Hide Overlay, so the same hot key can be used to both show and dismiss the overlay.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause iTunes to not hide properly when it is launched by the controller to play a track.
  • Fixed a bug that would cause changes made to the current track in iTunes to not be reflected in the overlay.
  • Updated black and white overlay
  • Fixed bad spacing on micro controller set
  • Fixed a bug on 10.5.6 that could lock up the system when using menu hot keys.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause menu hot keys to only work every other time.
  • Configuration window can now be resized horizontally
  • [New] Hot keys can now use the Option key on its own as the modifier
  • Assorted minor bug fixes
Version 1.7.2:
  • [New] Holding down the Option key in while clicking on the controls in the menu bar will toggle the Ratings stars on and off.
  • [New] Added new option for larger images in the Overlay (XLARGE_IMAGE)
  • [New] Show Overlay menu command now toggles to Hide Overlay, so the same hot key can be used to both show and dismiss the overlay.
  • Fixed more...
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later, free serial number.



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You Control: Tunes User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Commanderdingo reviewed on 18 Aug 2013
I LOEVED this app. Upgraded machines and OS and it was asking for me to register with their servers. A shame the developer shut down and left us hanging.
[Version 1.7.2]


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Tony Hartt commented on 21 Feb 2013
Is this still available for download?? Download link goes to some other page.
[Version 1.7.2]

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bbw7 replied on 31 May 2013
It still can be found here:

http://you-control-tunes.en.softonic.com/mac

And here is the serial number (the link above for this no longer works either):

CTE-100-0001-96UJW82B
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+143
Mudflapper replied on 09 Jun 2013
@bbw7, unfortunately that serial won't work because the app tries to send it to the defunct You Control server for a license key :(
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+75
Jeff-H. commented on 04 Jan 2013
Didnt work very well for me in 10.8
[Version 1.7.2]


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+2

Paulicca reviewed on 06 Jan 2012
I was searching something that let me "preview" the cover of playing songs from iTunes.
You control does it and deserves 4,5 stars!
You can personalize the info of the overlay window.
Sometimes the cover, in the menu bar, is not displayed correctly.
Only one crash in my today's use.
Maybe the obligation to register yourself is not a good thing (it could be reconsidered) if someone wants only to try the software.

Thanks to the developer for giving us this free app! :)
[Version 1.7.2]


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+71

Kzx72 reviewed on 10 Dec 2011
I've been using You Control Tunes for about a month now and I like it enough to write a quick review. The registration only takes a minute to fill out and doesn't intrude on your privacy. For the paranoid user still concerned about this issue, block the program with Little Snitch.
YCT is a timesaver app. Designed so you don't have to switch back and forth between open programs and iTunes every time you want to change or pause a song. It sits on the right side of the desktop menu bar and has a drop down arrow with hotkeys and customizations. Hasn't crashed yet and is a free download.
[Version 1.7.2]


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Robio commented on 17 Jul 2011
Why the hell should I have to register and get a serial just to TRY this software? I don't even know if it does what I want it to do. Why should I hand out my personal information if there's a chance I'm going to launch it, find out it only skips tracks (and doesn't FF or RWD), then throw it away? What's the point of requiring a serial for freeware?
[Version 1.7.2]


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Mr. Leo reviewed on 11 Sep 2010
This software is very smart and cool compared with other similar software. User interface is very slick and beautiful. I wish to express my gratitude to the developer. It is regrettable that there is no means to contribute.
[Version 1.7.2]


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Bigboysdad reviewed on 11 Sep 2010
Excellent utility. Developer is very helpful and responds real quick too.
[Version 1.7.2]


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Rooster reviewed on 09 Aug 2010
Pretty darn good little utility! It has given me no problems since day one of getting it and I have it running all the time as a startup item. I hope the developer keeps it up-to-date with the evolving Mac OS so that it continues to function as Apple updates.
[Version 1.7.2]


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Cturner reviewed on 03 Jul 2010
This is the only controller I have found that allows you to find a playlist, artist, album or song through it (via drop down menu) and not bringing iTunes to the front. Lots of possible configurations and hotkey assignments possible. Tech support for minor problems has been excellent. Highly recommend.
[Version 1.7.2]


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Jimw had trouble on 14 Dec 2012
Unfortunately the You Control iTunes Engine does not seem to install properly in 10.8+ However their is an easy manual workaround:

- Open up System Preferences; then click on 'Users and Groups'
- Choose 'Login Items' and move to one side you your screen.
- Locate the App 'You Control iTunes', usually in your Applications folder but do not launch it.
- Right Click on it and choose 'Show Package Contents'
- Click on the 'Contents' folder to open it
- Look at the resulting contents and open 'MacOS'
- Drag the file "YouControlTunesEngine' to your 'Login Items' list. It does not matter where you place it. You should now see it in the list.
- Close all your windows.
- Restart your system. The YouControl icon should now appear in your menu bar after it fully loads.

Hope this helps
[Version 1.7.2]


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Thecause had trouble on 24 Jun 2010
"The You Control: Tunes utility gives you full control over iTunes even when you are not in iTunes. You can set hot keys to control any or all of the iTunes controls including Next or Previous Track, Play, Pause and even the Volume."

- http://www.yousoftware.com/tunes/

Where and how do you set hot keys for play, pause, back and forward?

I have looked everywhere. Please make this more obvious for the end user.

Z
[Version 1.7.2]


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Kristine Roman had trouble on 19 Sep 2008
Help! I downloaded TunesBar and now my computer runs extremely slow and nothing plays on TunesBar! It won't allow me to quit or forcequit either! I've tried trashing the program but it won't let me because it says "its in use". Anyone have any ideas on how to quit/uninstall this thing??? Every time my cursor scrolls over TunesBar, it changes to the color wheel! I need help! Thank you
[Version 1.7.1b1]

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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 19 Sep 2008
You posted to the You Control: Tunes page, but you are talking about TunesBar.

TunesBar is here:

http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/28190/tunesbar

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hced rated on 18 Nov 2012

[Version 1.7.2]



Peter_ed0bbec0 rated on 04 Sep 2012

[Version 1.7.2]



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Maeric rated on 15 Jun 2012

[Version 1.7.2]



Roro01 rated on 14 Jan 2011

[Version 1.7.2]


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You Control: Tunes is a free utility that gives you complete control over iTunes from the Mac OS X menu bar. You don't have to stop whatever it is you may be doing, switch to iTunes, take care of business and then go back to your original app. You can now simply pull down your very own custom menu that gives you access to the iTunes controls (Next, Previous, Volume, Play/Pause, Stop) as well as displaying the current track, artist and album. You can also navigate your entire iTunes music library from this menu as well so you never leave your current application.


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