While working, I use iTunes. But I find that the controller gets
obscured by other windows. Or it just plain clutters my desktop. So I wanted to get rid of the controller but still use iTunes.
If you have an iTunes icon in a dock, you can right click to show the menu and control iTunes right from there. But I didn’t like the extra step. So I came up with another solution.
Using three AppleScripts, I made it so you can controll iTunes from within a dock without any menus. All you have to do is expand the draw and click play (or next/previous). Check out the movie:
Full Size Movie : 705×312 | 2.5MB
I left the iTunes conteler up to demonstrate the functions of the buttons in DragThing. Being that everything works, you can close the iTunes controller – which does not quit iTunes or interrupt the music in any way. You’re left with a clean desktop, and quick access to iTunes from a DragThing dock. Sweet.