How to Stop iTunes Web Links from Opening in iTunes on Mac and Windows PC

There are some tried and tested ways that can help you prevent iTunes web links from automatically launching iTunes. Follow this complete guide to rein in the iTunes web links to continue to browse the web without any unwanted interruption!

The one thing that tends to annoy me no end is the unwanted stuff—no matter how user-friendly it is! A perfect case for example: when you click a web link and if it happens to be iTunes, the media library will automatically launch. Though it helps you easily access all the important information about an app, movie or song and also allows you to immediately down the item, it can turn out to be irritating especially when you didn’t intend that. So, how do you stop iTunes web pages from opening in iTunes?

Having myself encountered this issue on my Mac, I finally decided to put an end to it. These are the solutions that have helped me in preventing iTunes web links automatically launching iTunes.

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How to Stop iTunes Web Links from Opening in iTunes on Mac and Window PC

How to Prevent iTunes Web Links from Launching iTunes

How to Stop iTunes Web Links from Opening in iTunes in Safari on Mac

No More iTunes is an extension for Safari, which lets you prevent iTunes from loading when you open an App Store page. The best thing is it’s free and works seamlessly.

Step #1. Go to No More iTunes page and click the download button.

Step #2. Once it’s downloaded, click on it.

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Step #3. Next, you need to confirm the installation of the extension. Click on Trust.

That’s done!

From now onwards, if you open any App Store listing, iTunes will not launch. Hence, you can check out screenshots and other information without opening an entirely new program.

So, that was in Safari. What about Chrome?

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How to Stop iTunes Web Links from Opening in iTunes in Chrome on Mac/Windows PC

Step #1. Launch Chrome on your Mac/Windows PC.

Step #2. Now, click on the three dots located vertically at the top right corner.

Step #3. Next, click on Settings.

Click on Settings in Chrome

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Step #4. Scroll down and click on Advanced.

Click on Advanced in Chrome

Step #5. Under Privacy and Security, click on Content Settings.

Click on Content Settings in Chrome on Mac or Windows PC

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Step #6. Now, click on JavaScript.

Click on JavaScript in Chrome Settings on Mac or Windows PC

Step #7. Next, click on Add next to Block. Then, add in the text field and click on Add.

Stop iTunes Web Links from Launching iTunes in Chrome on Mac or Windows PC

That’s it!

The process is a bit different in Firefox. You will need to completely disable javascript in the web browser.

How to Stop iTunes Web Links from Opening in iTunes in Firefox

Step #1. Open Firefox and then you need to enter the text about:config into the address bar. Make sure not to put any spaces before or after the colon.

Step #2. Now, a new page will appear saying “This might void your warranty!” you have to click or tap I accept the risk!

Open Config Page in Firefox on Mac or Windows PC

Step #3. Now, you should see Firefox preferences. Enter javascript.enabled in the search box at the top of the page.

Search for JavaScript.Enable in Firefox SettingsStep #4. Then, double-click this entry to change its “Value” from true to false.

How to Stop iTunes Web Links from Opening in iTunes in Firefox on Mac or Windows PC

JavaScript has now been disabled in your Firefox browser.

If you ever want to re-enable it at any time, follow the same steps and then reverse the value back to true.

Wrap up:

So, these are the simple ways through which you can have ideal control over those web links! Have any feedback? Feel free to share it with us.

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Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around iPhone and iPad.


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