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Windows 7: Windows Media Player Hidden Skin

23 Oct 2011   #1
dfs4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 
Windows Media Player Hidden Skin

Ok this is kind of new, never noticed it before. WMP default skin is kind of boring so I searched around for a new skin, couldn't find a nice enough skin to my satisfaction. I was playing around and changing skins when I noticed a nice somewhat transparent skin appear suddenly. This is how I found this:

First I applied the default skin.
http://i52.tinypic.com/evcmr5.jpg

2nd the default skin appears.
http://i53.tinypic.com/znrkpj.jpg

3rd you click the 'switch to library mode' button on top right corner of the window, after going to library mode click 'switch to now playing' button on bottom right corner, you get the nice looking hidden windows skin voila!
http://i53.tinypic.com/2f055c0.jpg

=)
anyone knew about this?


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23 Oct 2011   #2
Zomby88

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

I didn`t see a way to change the colors , like with past versions. So I started using WinAmp.

If there`s a way to change the colors, please let me know.
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23 Oct 2011   #3
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dfs View Post
Ok this is kind of new, never noticed it before. WMP default skin is kind of boring so I searched around for a new skin, couldn't find a nice enough skin to my satisfaction. I was playing around and changing skins when I noticed a nice somewhat transparent skin appear suddenly. This is how I found this:

First I applied the default skin.
http://i52.tinypic.com/evcmr5.jpg

2nd the default skin appears.
http://i53.tinypic.com/znrkpj.jpg

3rd you click the 'switch to library mode' button on top right corner of the window, after going to library mode click 'switch to now playing' button on bottom right corner, you get the nice looking hidden windows skin voila!
http://i53.tinypic.com/2f055c0.jpg

=)
anyone knew about this?
I'm trying but how is this any different than just applying the now playing mode which shows by default in the bottom right hand corner?

Windows Media Player Hidden Skin-untitled.jpg


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24 Oct 2011   #4
dfs4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

It is the same thing. You can do that and see what happens.
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24 Oct 2011   #5
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dfs View Post
It is the same thing. You can do that and see what happens.
I did follow your instructions but at face value didn't see any difference. Is there a difference that I may have overlooked? You have my curiousity up. To me, the best looking WMP is the Vista version 11. I have reverted back to it quite a few times but have always restored to Seven's 12.
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24 Oct 2011   #6
dfs4

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Greg S View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dfs View Post
It is the same thing. You can do that and see what happens.
I did follow your instructions but at face value didn't see any difference. Is there a difference that I may have overlooked? You have my curiousity up. To me, the best looking WMP is the Vista version 11. I have reverted back to it quite a few times but have always restored to Seven's 12.
Um, the differenc is clear, the default skin is green and the skin I discovered is transparent and colorless. =)

Try once again... change to default 'corporate' skin... go to library mode.. go to now playing mode. VOILA!.

Also Im using WMP version 12.
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24 Oct 2011   #7
Greg S

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dfs View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Greg S View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dfs View Post
It is the same thing. You can do that and see what happens.
I did follow your instructions but at face value didn't see any difference. Is there a difference that I may have overlooked? You have my curiousity up. To me, the best looking WMP is the Vista version 11. I have reverted back to it quite a few times but have always restored to Seven's 12.
Um, the differenc is clear, the default skin is green and the skin I discovered is transparent and colorless. =)

Try once again... change to default 'corporate' skin... go to library mode.. go to now playing mode. VOILA!.

Also Im using WMP version 12.
WMP 12 here also. I guess I'm not seeing a difference because I get the same thing without applying the corporate skin first. As mentioned, I just click the Switch to Now Playing button.
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25 Oct 2011   #8
ziklz

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (main), Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64
 
 

It's not exactly a skin (WMP skin to be more specific) since it's not in skin mode. It's just the Now Playing window. It can be accessed by choosing it in the view menu (press Alt or Ctrl+M to see the menu bar) or pressing Ctrl+3. I believe WMP also automatically switches to it when playing videos. You don't exactly need to go into skin mode to access it.


Windows Media Player Hidden Skin-untitled.png


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26 Oct 2011   #9
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

This will help you to change the library background ....

Windows Media Player - Changing Background Image
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