Suggestion: One more iTunes control

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FredSmith
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Suggestion: One more iTunes control

Post by FredSmith » Thu Jan 31, 2008 5:16 am

Well, you've pretty much covered everything really.

Except taking the volume up and down a notch. It would be great if you could select iTunes volume, then roll it up and down with the mouse wheel or cursor keys

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Post by ludwigschubert » Thu Jan 31, 2008 7:06 pm

Why don't you just use the keyboard keys (F3–F5 on my MacBook) to adjust the volume?

No need to make things more complicated than the already are :-) (unless I'm missing the point here)

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Post by satoo » Thu Jan 31, 2008 10:34 pm

When I switched from Quicksilver to Launchbar I missed that initially, but now I'm in the habit of using F11/F12 which are what my volume control keys are mapped to.

It would be nice though if I could assign something like command+shift+up for play/pause, command+shift+down for song search, command+shift+left for previous track, etc. and to have it display songs using Growl. I'm doing that with Coversutra right now but it would be nice not to have to run another app.

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Post by FredSmith » Fri Feb 01, 2008 11:02 am

ludwigschubert wrote:Why don't you just use the keyboard keys (F3–F5 on my MacBook) to adjust the volume?

No need to make things more complicated than the already are :-) (unless I'm missing the point here)

yours,
Ludwig


You're assuming an Apple keyboard .... :)

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Post by ludwigschubert » Fri Feb 01, 2008 8:28 pm

Right you are, FredSmith. :D

Maybe an Applescript that in/decreases the volume for the time being, and a feature request to Objective Development?

Another idea would be to use an application that sets system-wide shortcuts with your arrow-keys, but you probably thought of that yourself.

Good luck, and sorry for the small-mindedness,
Ludwig

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Post by norbert » Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:46 pm

Maybe something like this:

Increase Volume

Code: Select all

set volume output volume ((output volume of (get volume settings)) + 10)

Decrease Volume

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set volume output volume ((output volume of (get volume settings)) - 10)

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Post by FredSmith » Sat Feb 02, 2008 5:55 am

Thank you!

I'm a bit new to LB; I never thought of using a script.

That'll do very nicely, thanks!

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Post by norbert » Sat Feb 02, 2008 10:38 am

FredSmith wrote:I never thought of using a script.

Yes, actually many of these "can this or that be done with LaunchBar" things can be accomplished with a few lines of AppleScript.

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Post by FredSmith » Sun Feb 03, 2008 6:52 am

Well this gets more embarrassing by the minute.

It seems that volume control scripts already come with LB (and a quick look at the help would have told me that!)

Sorry for wasting your time folks .... :oops:

But happy that I'm all sorted ... thanks again everyone!

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