Prevent Safari Opening iTunes

Since Apple implemented the itunes.apple.com site more and more people are linking to these pages when reviewing apps. Apple think it’s a good idea to automatically open iTunes for you.

Personally I have to say I hate it as it means I just need to close it again so did a quick search and found the following blog article which gives us a simple way of preventing iTunes from launching 🙂


I decided not to install any of the software mentioned in the Safari update as the File Extension “Open with” modification is working fine for me and I can easily reset it without installing yet more software on my already bloated MacBook Pro lol

It seems that it resets the file association on a regular basis so installing third party software is a requirement.