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Windows 7: How can I have Media Player 12 open in full screen as default?

15 Oct 2012   #1

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 
How can I have Media Player 12 open in full screen as default?

I can't find a way to have Media Player 12 open in full screen every time I open a video, mp3, wmv or whatever. I don't want to mess with the registry. Is there a setting that I am missing somewhere?
System is Windows 7, Home edition 64bit, 12GB ram, Intel i7 6-core 3.2GHz, 2TB hard drive, ATI Radeon HD5570 graphics.


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15 Oct 2012   #2

Windows 8 Pro 64-Bit
 
 

Try this fix; http://dead-code.org/download/download_wmp12fix.php
It's an installer, just install and try to open Media Player. See if it works.

Tell me how you get on!
Thanks!
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23 Nov 2013   #3

PA - Pennsylvania
 
 

Almost! It's an improvement in that media player now opens maximized but still needs to be clicked on the full screen icon to get to full screen. It also seems to disable the double click to option to go from maximized to full screen. I have to actually scroll to the full screen icon and click on it to go to full screen.
Thanks for your effortss
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23 Nov 2013   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Hi Redwoodk, welcome to the Seven Forums.

No need for any third party tools. Simply create a shortcut for WMP, use the shortcut to launch WMP. Set Run Maximized in Shortcut Properties, now WMP opens always full screen.
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Shortcut - Create for a File, Folder, Drive, or Program in Windows

Kari


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23 Nov 2013   #5

Win-7 Home Prem 64-bit 7601 Free SP1
 
 

I'm with Kari,
I not a fan of using the Full screen box option it messes with the resolution or it seems to, the F11 key is a better option.
I do prefer using Normal window on the screen shot Kari provided,
Then just drag the window to the top/ left corner of your screen and diagonally drag the bottom/ right corner to fill the screen./ Close.
Windows should remember the size next time you open wmp.
If not your resolution might not be on the recommended settings or your video card driver might be out of date.
Screen Resolution - Display Settings
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23 Nov 2013   #6

PA - Pennsylvania
 
 

Kari,
Two things.
I want to open in Full Screen(not maximized) because I link to video clips out of Powerpoint to save on PPT file size. I used to do this seamlessly in earlier versions of WMP which had a default player setting of full screen.
Second problem, the shortcut preferences doesn't seem to do anything. All video files will only open minimized. no matter what I choose in shortcut settings.
It just seems more professional when I don't have to noodle around adjusting screen each time I bring up a video clip.
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23 Nov 2013   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Videos normally open in their original resolution. If you have a 1920*1080 screen but the video has oroginal resolution of 640*480, that's the size it opens.
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09 Jan 2014   #8
ctn

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by redwoodk View Post
Kari,
Two things.
I want to open in Full Screen(not maximized) because I link to video clips out of Powerpoint to save on PPT file size. I used to do this seamlessly in earlier versions of WMP which had a default player setting of full screen.
Second problem, the shortcut preferences doesn't seem to do anything. All video files will only open minimized. no matter what I choose in shortcut settings.
It just seems more professional when I don't have to noodle around adjusting screen each time I bring up a video clip.
I found a working solution from here
It's a registry edit work in Windows 8.1 Media Player 12.
One caveat is you need to right click on LocalServer32 and change permission to full control, otherwise you can't change the registry on the right "error edit value".
How To Take Full Permissions Control To*Edit*Protected Registry Keys

Good luck for anyone one still looking for this!

Btw, I found using PotPlayer, VLC, GOM player, Media classic can easily play in fullscreen by default with an option in setting.
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