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Windows 7: Load WMP Full Screen Mode

09 Jan 2010   #1
zoannon

 
 
Load WMP Full Screen Mode

Hello

I am trying to get WMP12 to open in full screen mode. I want to put a keybaordless pc out on the kids tv and utilise the play to feature. Got everything going ok except can't get to load full screen mode.

Any help is appreciated.

Thanks

Glenn


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09 Jan 2010   #2
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Double Clicking the video does not go to full screen? You could try F11 but you said keyboard less.
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09 Jan 2010   #3
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

Put a shortcut of WMP on the desktop. Right click, and go to properties. Look for a drop down menu that says 'Run' next to it. In that drop down menu, select 'Maximized'. Click on OK. Drag and drop the shortcut onto the taskbar and you should be done.
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09 Jan 2010   #4
zoannon

 
 

OK - thanks guys

I'm nearly there - I can get it to run maximized but now just want to get it to go full screen auto - i might jsut have to put a mouse on the pc i think.

Any ideas about full screen on load?

Thanks for your help

Glenn
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09 Jan 2010   #5
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

I don't think there's a way to run it full screen without pressing F11

But, to keep it maximized:
1. Go to start and type in Windows Media Player in the search bar.
2. Now right- click on the Windows Media player icon and select properties.
3. Now change the option to “Run to maximized” and click OK.
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09 Jan 2010   #6
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

When you put a DVD in, it will play full screen ... it will show the WMP player controls at the start, tho'


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10 Jan 2010   #7
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacee View Post
When you put a DVD in, it will play full screen ... it will show the WMP player controls at the start, tho'
Yes, I sorted out the running as maximized bit.
Hmm run as full screen mode?
Let me have a fiddle around with WMP i will post back
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10 Jan 2010   #8
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

All i could think of is quickly moving the mouse to this button once WMP is open.
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I don't think it's possible in WMP12, i've looked around the options and nothing
Hopefully someone else will pipe up with something


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12 Jan 2010   #9
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zoannon View Post
OK - thanks guys

I'm nearly there - I can get it to run maximized but now just want to get it to go full screen auto - i might jsut have to put a mouse on the pc i think.

Any ideas about full screen on load?

Thanks for your help

Glenn
It can be done with a script. Try this one I wrote.

Replace strFileToPlay with the path to your A/V file.
Replace SecondsDelay with the number of seconds you need for WMP to launch and start the A/V.

Let me know.


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20 Jan 2010   #10
zoannon

 
 

thanks - i give this ago this weekend. :-)
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