Stop iTunes & App Store Links from Launching iTunes with Safari Extension NoMoreiTunes

Jun 10, 2010 - 2 Comments

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Hate it when you click on an iTunes link or an App Store link and the iTunes application launches, forcing you out of your browser and into the cludgy music / everything media app? You’re not alone! Fortunately with a little free extension, you can completely stop iTunes and App Store links from opening iTunes entirely.

And yes, this completely stops iTunes launching when an iTunes link is clicked from the Safari browser.

The extension works by blocking the script that tries to start iTunes when you click on a link to the iTunes Store, App Store, or any other iTunes link.

This is seriously useful, and I am quite pleased for it to be my first installed Safari 5 extension, I’ve tried a few others but this is the first to actually stay installed. I’m looking forward to when Apple has the full iTunes App & Music Store directly on the web, but I have no idea when that will be, until then, this extension will be installed. Good stuff!

We’ve covered a technique to stop the iTunes links from opening iTunes in the past but it involves modifying a filetype within the Finder which isn’t the best solution now that new versions of Safari allows extensions. So, if you use Safari 5 or newer, get the NoMoreiTunes extension and be gone with those annoying iTunes links for good.

This is the best Safari extension I’ve seen yet, it prevents all iTunes links from launching the iTunes application, keeping you contained within Safari, meaning that an iTunes link will go to the relevant iTunes website rather than sending you off into application launching land. Wonderful.

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Posted by: William Pearson in iTunes, Tips & Tricks


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  1. […] you are using Safari 5, check out the NoMoreiTunes extension here to block iTunes store links directly within Safari 5. For other versions of Safari, carry […]

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