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Windows 7: iTunes and Media Keys

11 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 
iTunes and Media Keys

Hey all, a very persistent and irritating problem.

With my old install of Windows 7 ult (a few weeks ago) the media keys from my keyboard to iTunes worked just fine, and I could hit the keys to start/stop/change song whether or not iTunes was in focus. With the new install, they didn't work, and I tried 2 different work arounds. Now, they both have stopped working and it is driving me crazy...

Does anyone know how to get the media keys on a keyboard to work with iTunes when it is NOT is focus (works fine when it is).

~Lordbob

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14 May 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Hmm... well my initial guess of course is "drivers"... but I'm also curious about the workarounds you've already tried?

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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14 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

There is a MMKEYS.DLL file that seems to work pretty well. You download that and put it in the Roaming plug ins folder.

There was a another program I used before I got that, don't remember what it was.

~Lordbob
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14 May 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

So is the .dll what's allowing it to work when focused, but that's all?

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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14 May 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Well.... Earlier today it was working when it was NOT focused.

Now, (after turning it back on) it is NOT working unless it is focused. I am confused.

~Lordbob
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15 May 2010   #6

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

I use SetPoint, the software that came with my Dinovo Mini keyboard. It works very reliably...

zzz2496
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15 May 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Today it works unfocused again.

This is just weird.

~Lordbob
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17 May 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Very weird indeed. I guess you could boot in Safe Mode and enable services one by one to see if something is interfering?

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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