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Windows 7: W7 MC OMG, what have I been missing?

12 Oct 2009   #1

W7 64bit 7600 with SP1
W7 MC OMG, what have I been missing?

I've been using Vista Business since the first day it came out and only recently switched to W7 RTM. Because I used Vista Business version I had no idea that WMC even existed. It did not come with the Business version of Vista. After discovering it in W7 I was like...WOW, what have I been missing. So I bought myself a cheapie Power Color TV card so that I could watch the news in a small window while I surfed the net. Every day I keep finding more and more things to view and see from this great program. I've decided that my next build will have to have HDMI ports so that I can make it a HT. One thing that I'm having trouble with though is where is the "help" for WMC? I've kind of figured out all the controls by "poke and hope" with my mouse as I do not have a remote yet. It would be nice to have a guide for things such as hotkeys etc. Can anyone steer me in the right direction?

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12 Oct 2009   #2


A major upgrade of MC is right around the corner.

Video and DVD
Ctrl+E = Go to Videos
Ctrl+Shift+M = Go to the DVD menu
Ctrl+Shift+P = Play video/DVD
Ctrl+P = Pause video/DVD
Ctrl+F = Go to the next Chapter
Ctrl+B = Go to the previous Chapter
Ctrl+Shift+F = Fast-forward
Ctrl+Shift+S = Stop video/DVD
Ctrl+Shift+B = Rewind
Ctrl+Shift+A = Change the DVD audio
Ctrl+U = Change DVD subtitles
Arrow Keys = Change the DVD angle

Ctrl+T = Go to Live TV
Ctrl+O = Go to Recorded TV
Ctrl+G = Go to the Guide
Ctrl+R = Record a TV show
Ctrl+P = Pause a TV show
Ctrl+Shift+P = Resume a TV show
Ctrl+Shift+S = Stop recording or playing a TV show
Ctrl+Shift+F = Fast-forward
Ctrl+Shift+B = Rewind
Page Up = Go to the next channel
Page Down = Go to the previous channel
Ctrl+B = Skip back
Ctrl+F = Skip forward

Ctrl+D = Display the content menu
Ctrl+Shift+C = Toggle closed captioning on/off
F8 = Mute Volume
F9/F10 = Volume Up/Volume Down

Music (inc. Radio)
Ctrl+A = Go to radio
Ctrl+P = Pause music
Ctrl+M = Go to music
Ctrl+Shift+S = Stop radio
Ctrl+Shift+P = Pause music
Ctrl+F = Go to the next song
Ctrl+B = Skip back
Ctrl+Shift+F = fast-forward
Ctrl+R = Rip a CD

Ctrl+Shift+P = Start a slideshow
Ctrl+Shift+S = Stop a slideshow
Ctrl+P = Pause a slideshow
Ctrl+I = Go to Pictures
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12 Oct 2009   #3
windy santana

Windows 7 Ultimate

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
A major upgrade of MC is right around the corner.
What is this upgrade of which you speak?

My System SpecsSystem Spec

13 Oct 2009   #4

W7 64bit 7600 with SP1

thanks Antman!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Oct 2009   #5

Windows 7 Enterprise RTM

Seriously, the shortcuts are pretty sweet, but give us more details on this upgrade!!!
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 W7 MC OMG, what have I been missing?

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