GrowlTunes and HardwareGrowler Problem

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GrowlTunes and HardwareGrowler Problem

Postby lukewarmcocoa » Sat May 03, 2008 2:09 am

Hi! I installed the extras that came with Growl 1.1.2, including GrowlTunes and HardwareGrowler. However, these two applications are the ones that do not have an installer. I copied them to my applications folder and ran them. If I do not manually run them, I will not get growl notifications for iTunes or connected hardware. Is there a way to make them run automatically?
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Re: GrowlTunes and HardwareGrowler Problem

Postby bgannin » Sat May 03, 2008 3:39 am

Go to System Preferences -> Accounts -> (your account) -> Login Items

Add both items to this list (by drag and drop or via the + button)
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Re: GrowlTunes and HardwareGrowler Problem

Postby lukewarmcocoa » Sat May 03, 2008 1:41 pm

Thanks, but is there a way to run GrowlTunes and HardwareGrowler in the background? I would rather not have the GrowlTunes icon in the menu bar or the HardwareGrowler in my dock.

edit: or is there another program that can achieve this?

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Re: GrowlTunes and HardwareGrowler Problem

Postby bgannin » Sat May 03, 2008 6:33 pm

Edit their plist files to contain LSUIElement set to 1. For details on this, search the forums, it's a occasionally asked and already answered question.
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Re: GrowlTunes and HardwareGrowler Problem

Postby lukewarmcocoa » Sat May 03, 2008 9:41 pm

I was afraid that this would have already been posted. Sorry for that.
I found the instructions for properly installing HardwareGrowler by adding LSUIElement to the plist file and was able to do it.
However, the GrowlTunes dock icon is already hidden, and LSUIElement is already set to 'true'.
Is there another way to hide the menu bar icon?

P.S. I'll also search for that now.

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Re: GrowlTunes and HardwareGrowler Problem

Postby bgannin » Sat May 03, 2008 9:47 pm

There's no way to hide the menubar icon, it's what allows control of the application and is standard for 'faceless' applications. The only option would be to download the source and modify it to no longer display.

Edit: this is inaccurate, see below
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Re: GrowlTunes and HardwareGrowler Problem

Postby lukewarmcocoa » Sat May 03, 2008 10:37 pm

actually, I found a way by using the terminal.
so problems are solved. thanks for helping.

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Re: GrowlTunes and HardwareGrowler Problem

Postby The_Tick » Mon May 05, 2008 12:02 am

There is a defaults command to do it, I forget what it is though. There's also another defaults command to change the icon, if I remember right.

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Re: GrowlTunes and HardwareGrowler Problem

Postby bgannin » Mon May 05, 2008 5:37 am

My curiosity was piqued so I decided to look through and find what I was missing. For the sake of those who may find this thread, the defaults I found in GrowlTunes are:

- for no menu, set the following key to true (remove if you no longer desire the effect)
key: GrowlTunesWithoutMenu

- for recent track limit, set the following key to an integer of your choosing
key: "Recent Tracks Count"

There are 2 additional defaults that are included in the code, but don't really appear useful to users at all (polling interval and substitute for black star [looks to be for debugging/failsafe almost]) I didn't see one for changing the icon.
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Re: GrowlTunes and HardwareGrowler Problem

Postby The_Tick » Sat May 10, 2008 6:29 am

bgannin wrote:substitute for black star [looks to be for debugging/failsafe almost]) I didn't see one for changing the icon.


Substitute for black star was due to an issue with the font changing things for growltunes notification stars, so that was made into an option to make a handful of people happy.


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