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Windows 7: Media buttons on keyboard: Play/pause restarts songs

27 Sep 2013   #11
inaniloquent

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
ok, i had hoped they would do something . mine work fine.
maybe have a bit more of a play with them

this is the winamp guide for hotkeys...

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Global Hotkeys

  • Enable default multimedia key support: Will attempt to process media keys by using WM_APPCOMMAND messages ('off' by default). Try checkmarking this option if your Play/Pause, Stop, Previous & Next keys aren't recognized by just using the 'Enable' Global Hotkeys setting below.
  • Enabled: Checkmark this to enable Global Hotkeys. Global Hotkeys can be used to perform actions (Play, Stop, Next, Previous, Rate Items, Copy Title, etc) even when Winamp isn't the active application.
  • Action: Select which extra hotkeys to enable via the drop-down menu.
  • Hotkey: Use your keyboard to select a unique hotkey for the selected action (eg. hold down Ctrl + Shift + H) then click the 'Add' button.
source: Winamp Preferences guide - Winamp Help
Yes, I know this, this I what I did..like I said, the media keys don't function like other keys so when my cursor is in the box for selecting keys for hotkeys and I press the media keys, they don't input anything into the options, they just do their "system function" I guess.


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29 Sep 2013   #12
inaniloquent

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

anyone else got any ideas??
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29 Sep 2013   #13
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

i think its a focus thing, when winamp has focus the keys seem to work ok, from your earlier description
at least that is what i think as you said if you manually skip with winamp, the skipping gives winamp focus so the keys work .
its when its not in focus the keys dont seem to work.
as an experiment let a tune get half way whilst doing other stuff then click on the winamp window then see if the keys work.
if not then im out of ideas.
i used to have a lenovo laptop and to use the keys i had to give winamp focus,
the hp laptop im using doesnt have that problem.

also a workaround but may be handy anyway ...
winamp remote from your android. assuming you have one.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ntrol&hl=en_GB
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03 Oct 2013   #14
inaniloquent

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
i think its a focus thing, when winamp has focus the keys seem to work ok, from your earlier description
at least that is what i think as you said if you manually skip with winamp, the skipping gives winamp focus so the keys work .
its when its not in focus the keys dont seem to work.
as an experiment let a tune get half way whilst doing other stuff then click on the winamp window then see if the keys work.
if not then im out of ideas.
i used to have a lenovo laptop and to use the keys i had to give winamp focus,
the hp laptop im using doesnt have that problem.

also a workaround but may be handy anyway ...
winamp remote from your android. assuming you have one.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...ntrol&hl=en_GB
I tested your theory, it seems you are right, if Winamp is "in focus" then the keys work as normal. ;-;
also yeah that's way too fiddly especially considering my S2 is slow as **** but nice idea either way!
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09 Oct 2013   #15
inaniloquent

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

I'm unsure that's even correct, now...I just did the same thing again and even though Winamp appeared to have "focus" the song was still restarted...perhaps it's a hardware issue..
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09 Oct 2013   #16
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

possibly,

i would say my phone is slow as also, but it works brilliantly as a winamp remote, it can even pause the tune if you get a phone call so you can hear your phone ringing.

i know you said you did this but can you double check this was the way you did it...

Assign Keyboard Media Keys to Work in Winamp
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01 Nov 2013   #17
inaniloquent

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
 
 

I guess this is another issue that I will never solve. Great..
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