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Windows 7: Can I have WMP default open to Library instead of Now Playing on top?

20 Nov 2011   #1

Windows 7 64 bit

Don't how to explain this one any further really. I know it's a small thing really cause all one has to do is click "Switch to Library" in the upper right hand corner. But who wants to do that every time a person opens WMP 12? I know its not the end of the world, but I never use the Now Playing screen as I'm always in the Library. Is their a quick fix for this to have WMP open by default to the Library instead of the Now Playing mode? Thanks.

Forgot to add that I already went to Organize>Options>Player Tab and "Keep Now Playing on top of other windows" is already UN-checked. So that's why I'm confused.

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21 Nov 2011   #2

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit

I'd like to help but mine already starts in library view..
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21 Nov 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 sp1

1. Right click on the WMP shortcut and click properties.

2. In the Target box Add /Task MediaLibrary to the end.

3.Click ok.

Should look like this.

"C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe" /Task MediaLibrary
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22 Nov 2011   #4

Windows 7 64 bit

Worked like a charm! Thanks rustberger!!!
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