TotalTunes Control
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iTunes controller.   Shareware ($8.00)
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TotalTunes Control gives you control of iTunes. You'll be able to control everything in iTunes, such as player controls, repeats mods, shuffle mod...

TotalTunes Control gives a lot of customizable shortcuts to control iTunes, search for a song, rate a song...

However, instead of other controllers, TotalTunes Control allows to quickly select a Playlist/Movie/TV Show. It means that you won't need to enlarge iTunes to select a new playlist.

iTunes is too large... close its window and open TotalTunes Control, it makes your life easier than ever.
What's New
Version 2.5.9: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
  • Intel/PPC
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later
  • iTunes 7.0 or later



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No-One commented on 13 Aug 2010
Anyone know where I can find the wallpaper?
[Version 2.5.9]


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Markus-Schaller commented on 09 Dec 2009
The developer writes the follwoing on his homepage:
"I couldn't trash the TotalTunes Control project... that's why I've decided to make TotalTunes Control 3.0, and it will be a free update for old users!"
[Version 2.5.9]


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Chetiboy commented on 08 Dec 2009
Now that it's no longer supported by the developer, this was the worst purchase I ever did.
[Version 2.5.9]


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Twilightscapes commented on 08 Dec 2009
Very glad to see that you've decided to reverse your decision to kill this app and are moving forward on version 3!

I can't wait. I've flipped back and forth between this and CoverSutra which is also very nice, but I just really like the execution of your version.

I was very sad to see the original announcement of it's death.
[Version 2.5.9]


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Hal0thane tipped on 20 Oct 2009
I was one of the first paid users of TTC -- still using it, actually -- but I suppose time has come to switch, again...

So, which shall it be... Bowtie (again), Cover Stream, or Ecoute?
[Version 2.5.8]


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Teslanaut commented on 18 Oct 2009
Everyone, please move on to their/his new app:

http://ecouteapp.com/
[Version 2.5.8]


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Walruscp reviewed on 25 Jun 2009
This is abandonware. The developer's own site states:

"Warning! TotalTunes Control is no longer developed. Please think twice before buying it!"

Stay away. I know for a fact that the lyrics importing feature no longer works with iTunes 8.2.
[Version 2.5.5]


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jan13 commented on 02 Nov 2008
Developer was very helpful with the issue, and then and refunded me, with out question. Nice Guy !
[Version 2.5.2]


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jan13 reviewed on 02 Nov 2008
I did spend 8 BUCKS for this application. Mistake ...

This application is crushing and crashing ... !!!

I did waste 8 BUCKS for this application. Mistake ...
[Version 2.5.2]


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fouf reviewed on 20 Aug 2008
Great soft, easy to use, awesome, light (you don't need to care about it), well designed ...
A (very) little thing : it would be great to have a better lyrics search.
[Version 2.4.7]


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Dajonel had trouble on 26 Mar 2009
Does not fully support iTunes 8. Also, the developer's website is as good as dead.
[Version 2.5.5]


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larrys02 had trouble on 10 May 2008
Have OS X Leopard 10.5.2 Just updated my existing TTC to TTC 2.2.6, and the software hangs on opening the program. The controller opens up blank. No response, nothing. Tried to reboot, still the same problem. iTunes opens up fine, but the controller does not. Help!
[Version 2.2.6]

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Eaglelouk (developer) replied on 12 May 2008
Try to erase preferences and re-launch.
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garlicbreath had trouble on 23 Apr 2008
Tried this newest version on my Intel iMac Core 2 Duo running 10.4.11. Thought it was working fine. After an hour or so, I noticed a high percentage of CPU usage (I have iStat menus running). TotalTunes was using 100% while in the background. Am I the only one with this problem?
[Version 2.0.8]


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garlicbreath had trouble on 06 Mar 2008
This is the first time I've tried this program. I like it, except there seems to be a problem. CPU usage has grown from around 25% and now is close to 60%. iMac core 2 duo 10.4.11
[Version 2.0.4]


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MgMU had trouble on 18 Feb 2008
Love TotalTunes Control. It's the most elegant iTunes controller out there IMHO.

One small bug in v.2.0: I can't disable notifications. TT C rechecks the checkbox every time it starts up.
[Version 2.0]

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Eaglelouk (developer) replied on 19 Feb 2008
Thanks for the report, I'm correcting it right now !
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Doug S. replied on 26 Feb 2008
Just a quick note: If you're get notifications and are using Growl, you can go into Growl and disable them for TotalTunes Controller that way, which might just be where the problem originates from.
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Doug S. had trouble on 13 Jan 2008
there is a bug that's related to secondary displays in Leopard (might be Tiger as well, I can't test that) where if you have TotalTunes Controller on the secondary display when you disconnect the controller window might be partially off the screen. When this happens, and the top-bar is obscure, it becomes impossible to drag the player fully into view.

The only solution I've found for this, when it happens, is to either plug the monitor back in, which isn't always possible, or to close the program, delete it's preferences, and start it up again.
[Version 2.0b21]

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Eaglelouk (developer) replied on 13 Jan 2008
It will be corrected as well as I can
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Doug S. replied on 14 Jan 2008
You could fix it either by:

1. Not logging default positions (or at least making this an option that can be disabled).

2. Detecting display configurations and having a preference for each configuration.

3. Always having the controller appear on the main screen at a certain position.

At least that's how I'd do it. Then again I'm a Flash developer, not an app developer.
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Dajonel had trouble on 12 Jan 2008
Version 2.0b19 crashes on 10.4.11.
[Version 2.0b19]

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Eaglelouk (developer) replied on 12 Jan 2008
Sorry, Tiger is no longer supported.
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Dajonel replied on 12 Jan 2008
Rats. Since I downloaded the update via Sparkle, I don't have supported 2.0b18. Can you give me the URL where I can re-download it? If not, does anyone have 2.018 on their computer? If so, can you put the application in a ZIP archive and put it somewhere I can download it?
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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 12 Jan 2008
To the developer: the latest version you submitted was incorrect in its System Requirements, you submitted that it was compatible with 10.4. Since reading your post here now, I have changed the System Requirements to 10.5 or later.
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Eaglelouk (developer) replied on 12 Jan 2008
Wait wait. I'm building the beta20 which should work on Tiger again. But the search feature will be useless on Tiger.
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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 12 Jan 2008
OK developer, you released yet another version that supposedly does again work with 10.4 and you did not change the System Requirements back to 10.4 or later.

I fixed it again. Please pay attention to details to avoid causing problems for your users and us as well, please!
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Eaglelouk (developer) replied on 12 Jan 2008
Yeah sorry, and thank you for paying attention about this. In fact, that was a bug and i meant that Tiger is not supported on b19. And because I has to correct this bug as quickly as possible, I wrote a short reply with no explanations.
When I've updated to b20 which corrected the bug on Tiger, I didn't know that you already changed it to Leopard only.
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MacUpdate-Lon replied on 12 Jan 2008
Thank you! ;)
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Dajonel replied on 12 Jan 2008
That's okay -- I don't need a search tool.
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Dajonel had trouble on 02 Jan 2008
A few issues):

1) The menu bar icon isn't clickable (since 2.0b15)
2) Clicking the "Favorites" preference pane crashes the program (since 2.0b13 or so)
3) The "Skins" preference pane is empty (since added)
4) The "Favorites" preference pane was empty (since added--now it crashes)
5) There may be more that I haven't discovered yet

I have Mac OS X 10.4.11
[Version 2.0b15]

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Eaglelouk (developer) replied on 02 Jan 2008
Skins are not available yet.. that's why it's empty.
However, TotalTunes Control seems to have some problems on Tiger..
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Dajonel replied on 02 Jan 2008
Yeah... I haven't tried it on Leopard yet. I'm able to access a Leopard-running computer, but it's in use like all the time...
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Eaglelouk (developer) replied on 02 Jan 2008
b16 out and corrects favorite playlists bug (Terminal : Bus Error).
It should work fine now :)

And about the menubar, I can't reproduce the bug on my iBook running Tiger 10.4.9...
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Dajonel replied on 02 Jan 2008
It was a corrupt preferences file.
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Eaglelouk (developer) replied on 02 Jan 2008
And does favorites now work on you computer ?
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Dajonel replied on 02 Jan 2008
Yes. Thanks!
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Doug S. replied on 02 Jan 2008
I can attest to it working perfectly under 10.5.1 All the issues you listed (sans no artwork but that's been explained) are non-existent in Leopard.
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Dajonel had trouble on 29 Dec 2007
This latest version of TotalTunes Control includes a few new problems:

1. The icon is now in the dock, and cannot be removed, although the preferences make it seem that it could be.

2. It's menu bar is now visible. It's not quite so much a good iTunes controller that stays out of your way when you want it to. As I recall, it didn't previously paste its menu bar up there when you click on the window.

I liked it how it was in the background in previous versions. I love its extremely frequent updates (like 3 today), but this one seems different in a not-so-good way.

2.0b8 would be appreciated...
[Version 2.0b7]

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Eaglelouk (developer) replied on 30 Dec 2007
Hmm.. removing the icon from the Dock (see totaltuens control preferences) will also remove the menu bar.. Have you really try it out ?
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Eaglelouk (developer) replied on 30 Dec 2007
Hmm I have the same bug on Tiger, but not on Leopard. Which system do you have ? Tiger ? Leopard ?
If you have Tiger, I'll try to correct the problem for Beta9 (coz beta8 is already out)
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Dajonel replied on 30 Dec 2007
I have Mac OS X 10.4.11 running on a 800 MHz iBook G3.

Actually, version 2.0b8 fixed all of the problems. Thanks! I do have some things I'd like considered, though:

1. More "iTunes-like" stars

2. More "iTunes-like" playlist menu icons

3. A preferences option to make the total time tick down like it does in iTunes

4. An actual stop button aside from the play/pause

5. A little more "Mac-like" interface. At least try to copy Leopard's HUD mask window style a little better. No offense, but on Tiger it looks kind of funny.
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Eaglelouk (developer) replied on 30 Dec 2007
Ok I'll see what I can do about interface.
However, it is strange that the bug is fixed. Coz I have it on my iBook running Tiger.
I found how to correct the Dock icon bug on Tiger, it will be for beta9 ;-)
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Dajonel replied on 30 Dec 2007
Actually, the dock icon is gone like I wanted it, but I noticed a few problems:

Action: I changed the settings (removing dock icon and menu bar icon)
Effect: Works great!

Action: Quit program after I was done listening
Effect: Once again, works as wanted

Action: Tried to open the program to listen to more music
Effect: Didn't open. Finder didn't even do the animation that comes when you normally open a program.
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Eaglelouk (developer) replied on 30 Dec 2007
Are you sure you haven't removed the icon from the Dock ? You should open Activity Monitor (Application/Utilities) to see if TotalTunes Control is opened or not. If it is, that means that you chose to run it like a background application (that means that you chose to hide the icon from the Dock)
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Dajonel replied on 30 Dec 2007
No. I mean that the window doesn't even appear.
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Eaglelouk (developer) replied on 30 Dec 2007
Even if you open it from the Dock Menu ??
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Dajonel replied on 30 Dec 2007
Oh, I'm sorry... I was being stupid. I forgot to close it properly. One thing that will help me among other users:

- Once you close iTunes, TotalTunes Control goes out to its "iTunes idle window". I hit the "X", but I guess that didn't close the program. If you could include with 2.0b9 a "Quit" button in that window that quits the program, that will help people avoid failure.
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Eaglelouk (developer) replied on 30 Dec 2007
Hmmm I dunno.. I'll see what I can do about this. If you think that it should quit the program and not only close the window.. why not.
I can maybe display an alert panel that says "You are going to quit TotalTunes Control .. blablabla" for the first time the user close the window ?
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Dajonel replied on 30 Dec 2007
I guess that would work, although I don't see why there can't be a separate close (in this case "quit") button in that window. Maybe there could be two buttons: one that says "Close Window" and one that says "Quit TotalTunes Control".

Though even with that option, people who use the settings that I did would not have a use for the "Close Window" because without the dock or menu bar they wouldn't be able to reopen it, thus they would think that they had CLOSED the program, and would wonder why it wouldn't open at a later time when they wanted to use it again.
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Dajonel replied on 31 Dec 2007
Version 2.0b10 contains one issue:

It opens as usual, but when you click "Open iTunes", the window disappears and I have to, in Activity Monitor, close the program and reopen it.

The stars aren't my favorite (I like the iTunes style), but that isn't enough of a problem to really worry about...

It seems slightly unstable on Tiger.
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larrys02 had trouble on 29 Dec 2007
Alright, I have downloaded and tried Version 2.0b7, and there now appears to be this problem: when iTunes opens, the TotalTunes panel disappears and I cannot make it reappear. I can quit the app fine now, and it does appear in the Dock as described, but something else is wrong (and yes, I quit the program without closing the window first this time, and I am using the default shortcut for toggling the window). It may help for you to know that I am using an iMac with a Intel Core 2 Duo processor. Would that make a difference?
[Version 2.0b7]

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Eaglelouk (developer) replied on 29 Dec 2007
Maybe you should launch it with the terminal :
Right click on TotalTunes Control, choose "show package content" and navigate to "Content/MacOS/" and open the executable "TotalTunes Control"
Then, tell me what the terminal says.

However you can toggle show the window with a right click on the icon from the Dock or just click on the icon and go to the "controller" menu
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Eaglelouk (developer) replied on 29 Dec 2007
Note that the controller is automatically hidden when you go to other applications (it must be as discreet as possible)
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larrys02 replied on 30 Dec 2007
Very good, you have solved my problem. Thank you. I think I know how this works now, and hopefully it will work out.
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Version Downloads:2,279
Type:Home Personal : Music
License:Shareware
Date:08 Dec 2009
Platform:PPC 32 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price: $8.00
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TotalTunes Control gives you control of iTunes. You'll be able to control everything in iTunes, such as player controls, repeats mods, shuffle mod...

TotalTunes Control gives a lot of customizable shortcuts to control iTunes, search for a song, rate a song...

However, instead of other controllers, TotalTunes Control allows to quickly select a Playlist/Movie/TV Show. It means that you won't need to enlarge iTunes to select a new playlist.

iTunes is too large... close its window and open TotalTunes Control, it makes your life easier than ever.


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