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Windows 7: Hide when minimized for WMP

03 Jul 2010   #1
khernan31

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Hide when minimized for WMP

Hi,

I'm just new to Windows 7 and still exploring it. Can't help to compare it to my previous operating system which is Windows Vista. One thing I noticed is the Windows Media Player. In vista, once I minimized it, it will leave a small control panel on the bottom right of my screen where I have the options to go to the next song, previous song, pause, or stop. While in Windows 7, once I minimized it, it will just simply minimize it like any other program I'm running. Is there any way to have that small control panel again?

Advance thanks to those who will help me.


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03 Jul 2010   #2
Guntmeister

Windows 7 Ultimate (32-bit)
 
 

Go here
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03 Jul 2010   #3
khernan31

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I cannot pass step number 6...

Run and execute the following command:
regsvr32 “%ProgramFiles%\Windows Media Player\wmpband.dll”

I made sure that I copied the dll file to the WMP folder and running the command prompt as an administrator. I keep on getting this error message: http://i46.tinypic.com/316kkth.png
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03 Jul 2010   #4
Guntmeister

Windows 7 Ultimate (32-bit)
 
 

Need a space between the word Program and Files:

regsvr32 “%Program Files%\Windows Media Player\wmpband.dll”

Try that

[edit] Nevermind. My mistake.

I haven't actually used this method so I am not sure
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03 Jul 2010   #5
khernan31

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I got it working by using this command:

regsvr32 “C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpband.dll”

Thanks for the link. +1 rep for you.

However, the mini control panel doesn't disappear at all even I don't want to listen to songs anymore. Is there a fix for that?
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03 Jul 2010   #6
Guntmeister

Windows 7 Ultimate (32-bit)
 
 

Glad you got it working. Glad to help out.
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