Forum Question: How do I set a universal keyboard shortcut for iTunes?

I have a new keyboard and it doesn’t seem to have a universal function key for play/pause in iTunes. How do I set one? Like F8 or F15 or whatever.
Todd A. Peperkorn

Comments: 3 Responses to “How do I set a universal keyboard shortcut for iTunes?”

    4/22/11 @ 9:47 am

    So you are saying that you have a non-Apple keyboard, one that doesn’t include the iTunes shortcuts?
    That will be tough. You can’t just make a shortcut for iTunes, because it would be an application-base shortcut, so it will only work while you are using iTunes as your front-most app.
    You could probably build services using Automator, then apply keyboard shortcuts to those. But that would be a lot of work.
    You might just have to live without these.
    There may be a third-party keyboard shortcut utility that does this, but I don’t know off-hand.

    12/18/11 @ 12:09 am

    I need to use the standard function keys on my apple keyboard which takes away the ability to hit the play/pause button for iTunes (unless I hold down the fn key). Is there a way to do it while the keyboard is in standard fn keys (even if it’s complicated)?

      12/18/11 @ 10:20 am

      So why not toggle it so they work as function keys by default, and you need to use the fn key to use the controls. Will that solve your problem?

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