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"fast switch" into/out of Front Row?
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Oct 17, 2008, 01:50 PM
 
I love using Front Row while I'm working (on a separate, nearby computer)... but sometimes I need to jump onto that computer for a sec. Unfortunately, that involves hitting Escape (or the Menu button on the remote) multiple times. My music stops, my place in the playlist is lost. Then I have multiple clicks to get back to where I was.

Is there some quick way to swap to desktop mode and back?

I know I could just play tunes with iTunes using the same remote, but then I have all the clutter and small album art.... I want the Front Row full-screen view.

Sounds like what I need is a "Front Row Visualizer". Something that shows the album art, track info, progress bar, and nothing else.

(Is there any way to disable the mirror image flipping every 30 seconds??)
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Oct 17, 2008, 06:03 PM
 
Can't help you there, but I agree, the equivalent of the music tab of Front Row as an iTunes visualiser would be great.
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Oct 17, 2008, 07:51 PM
 
I believe the default shortcut for Front Row is command-escape. That should get you back to the Desktop in one step.
     
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Oct 18, 2008, 02:50 AM
 
Pressing any alpha key (haven't tried others) while you're in Front Row instantly brings you back to the desktop. It's become a habit of mine to use the X key.
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