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Windows 7: Play button now only opens media player

14 Jun 2011   #1

Windows 7 64 Bit
Play button now only opens media player

Hi All

Just got a brand new laptop on windows 7.

It seems after each new update something is changed to make things more inconvenient!

The latest one now is where my "FN-Play" button (dual function with the arrow keys) now opens media player. I used to be able to control any media program with these keys (ie: spotify and itunes) but it now only seems to work on WMP.

Any ideas how to fix?


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14 Jun 2011   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium x64

in iTunes, there is an option in preferences on the first page that says: Enable full keyboard navigation. You could try that. I don't remember the media keys working on iTunes ever anyway, at least in XP.
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15 Jun 2011   #3

Windows 7 64 Bit

Thanks ill check that out.

But cant see it stopping WMP opening in the first place.

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