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Opened 8 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#7112 closed defect (worksforme)

Apple remote not exclusive on OSX 10.6 - Snow Leopard

Reported by: anonymous Owned by: nigel
Priority: minor Milestone: unknown
Component: Ports - OSX Version: unknown
Severity: medium Keywords: osx 10.6 snow leopard apple remote
Cc: Ticket locked: yes

Description

When running MythTV Frontend on OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard, the Apple remote seems to control both Mythfrontend.App AND Frontrow/iTunes at the same time. The same application running on OSX 10.5 Leopard would exclusively use the Apple remote.

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comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by alex@…

Does anyone have any idea what is causing this? It is very annoying.

I am guessing that the API that MythFrontend was using has changed, as Apple do from time to time between OS releases. It looks like VLC, Boxee, Hulu, XBMC and Plex are all affected too in a similar fashion. There must be a way for MythFrontend to sieze the IR commands, so the OS does not get the same event.

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by robertm

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Non-substantive discussion belongs on the developers list.

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by robertm

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comment:4 Changed 7 years ago by nigel

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Hmmm. On an MacBook? running 10.6.4, I open iTimes, drag it onto screen 2, and play some music. The Apple remote's play/pause button works. I open MythFrontend.app (full screen on screen 1). The remote lets me up/down/left/right/enter in the menus. I click in the iTunes window - remote's play/pause still works. If your behaviour is different, please attach extensive description of the problem, and -v important output.
The remote does not work as expected when video starts playing, but that is a different problem, and nothing to do with whether iTunes or similar is running, or not.
Front Row is designed to take over the Mac. It uses all screens and prevents input from getting to MythFrontend.app. I don't see how the remote could ever work with both Front Row and MythFrontend?

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