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Disable Front Row’s Keyboard Short Cut

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Normally Front Row, Apple’s multimedia interface which I haven’t used in a long time, is accessed by either pressing the keyboard short cut, using the Apple remote or clicking on the applications icon in Finder. I have found that using the short cut (Command + Escape) is a bit cumbersome, I also end up pressing it every so often while I am working. If you don’t use Front Row it can be a good idea to disable to short cut to stop being interrupted by the application starting up.

Disabling Front Row’s short cut is very simple. It involves going into the system wide keyboard short cut preferences and removing the option. To access this go to System Preferences > Keyboard > Keyboard Shortcuts > Front Row. Within this option simply un-check the box denoted by the big red arrow in the image below. If you still want to use a short cut but one that is different, you can change it by double clicking on the short cut on the right hand side of the option.

front row short cut

If you have an Apple Remote, either the new one or old one, you can disable it. This can be used to disable access to Front Row and any app for which the remote uses. This can be useful if you have a family member or pet that likes to play with your remote while you are using your Mac. To disable the remote go to System Preferences > Security > General and check the button at the bottom of the list that says “Disable remote control infrared receiver”.

disable remote

Your remote will now not work with your Mac, simply un-check the box to re-enable your remote.

A simple trick today, however one I know doubt you will find useful at some point.

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