Silver Baton

Controls Music.app

Silver Baton shows a control panel that allows you to control Music.app. 3/4-finger tap or right/middle click to show the control panel.

Silver Baton shows a control panel that allows you to control Music.app. 3/4-finger tap or right/middle click to show the control panel. The control panel shows current track info:

and you can control following operations:

System Requirements

macOS Big Sur 11+

Usage

Grant Accesses

In order to Silver Baton to work, you need to check two checkboxes in "Security & Privacy" System Preferences.

Open System Preferences from a dialog that appears when Silver Baton launches, and check "Silver Baton" at above two items.

Re-grant accesses after updated

After you updated Silver Baton, macOS requires you to grant access rights again. It's by macOS design. At this time, uncheck two checkboxes above in "Security & Privacy" System Preferences and check them again.

Show the control panel

You can choose a one of following methods to show the control panel:

To choose the method, click a bat icon in the menu bar and then click "Preferences...". The default method is 4-finger tap.

Change the control panel size

By clicking an artwork, you can change the panel size.

Show or hide a icon in the menu bar

You can toggle the showing or hiding a bat icon in the menu bar. If the bat icon is hidden, you can open menu at an icon placed at corner of the control panel.

Shortcuts

You can execute several features by using shortcuts while the control panel is shown.

Space
Play/Pause
Left/Right arrow key
Previous/Next track
Wheel up/down, two-finger swipe up/down
Volume up/down

Version History

ver. 1.4: 2021-7-19
Fix Preferences Window
Fix minor issues
v. 1.3.1: 2021-3-23
Add Appearance mode changing feature (Light/Dark/Auto)
Add Sound Volume changing feature by using 2-finger swiping up/down or scrolling up/down
ver. 1.2.1: 2020-8-19
Add Volume Limit feature
Add Panel Position Changing feature
Add Panel Size Changing feature
ver. 1.0: 2020-3-11
Initial version