Issue: Stopping iTunes from launching whilst you are using Express Dictate on OSX
Solution: a patch for OSX
http://www.thebitguru.com/projects/iTunesPatch < thank you Farhan Ahmad
Copyright (C) 2010 Farhan Ahmad. This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; version 2 of the License. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
You will need to provide your mac system password to allow the patch to run >
the text below is created by the patch and is shown here to allow you to see what it will the patch will do.
————————– Play Button iTunes Patch ————————–
This program will patch the Remote Control Daemon to prevent it from starting
iTunes whenever you press the play button on the keyboard or an external
remote control. This will only prevent iTunes from starting, all other
functions (like play/pause while iTunes is _running_) will continue to work
Also, this program will backup the original file in case if you would like
to restore the original functionality.
This program comes with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY;
please see the included license file for details.
Everything is ready. Would you like to create a backup and apply the patch? (y/N) y
+ Killed any running processes.
+ Backed up the existing file as rcd_backup_xxxxxxxx.xxxxx.xxxxx
Successfully patched the file (found 2 instances at 31788, 109676).
+ Regenerating the code signature…
/System/Library/CoreServices/rcd.app/Contents/MacOS/rcd: replacing existing signature
+ Successfully patched the existing file.
Finished patching. To verify:
1. If iTunes is already running then quit it first.
2. Press the play button on your keyboard.
3. If iTunes did not start then the patch was applied successfully.