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Windows 7: Windows Media Player shortcut keys

12 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
Windows Media Player shortcut keys

Hey guys,

Does anybody know any way of changing the default keyboard shortcuts of windows media player.

I am mainly concerned with the "pause" keyboard shortcut on windows media player.
The default is "CTRL+P" but I would much rather have "SPACE" key as the default like other popular media players like VLC, Media Player classic etc.

Thanks in advance.

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12 Dec 2009   #2
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit

Hi CrashOverride,
As far as my knowledge i don't believe that is possible. But maybe you can try a utility called
AutoHotKey. You can find the Script for it here
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12 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

okay thanks. And I try this out and report back

EDIT: It worked somewhat...Maybe a better script will do the trick
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12 Dec 2009   #4
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit

Your Welcome
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