HKTunes Controls Out-of-Focus iTunes With Any Hotkey

Windows only: One of the biggest bummers about iTunes is it's lack of hotkey support — HKTunes is a free, open-source system tray utility that lets you define custom hotkeys for basic iTunes functions, such as play/pause and track changes.

iTunes does come with a preset collection of hotkeys, but not only are they not customisable, but they only work when iTunes is in focus (which is super dumb, to say the least). HKTunes is a simple, lightweight utility that lets you define any hotkeys you want for play/pause, track changes, and volume control. It even works with your keyboard's media keys (if you have them), which is nice because iTunes often doesn't recognise these out-of-the-box. All you need to do is open up the program's config window, set your hotkeys, and be on your merry way — as long as it's running, iTunes will cooperate.

HKTunes is a free download, Windows only.

HKTunes [via FreewareGenius]


    Another way to allow your keyboards multimedia buttons to work with iTunes (out of focus) is to use an iTunes plug-in.
    This can be done using the instructions here:

      You beat me to this one. Was going to post this.

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