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Windows 7: Toshiba built-in PAUSE/PLAY/SKIP buttons

09 May 2010   #1
xAzza

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Toshiba built-in PAUSE/PLAY/SKIP buttons

Hey,

I was just wondering if anyway knew how to make the built-it PAUSE/PLAY/SKIP buttons on my Toshiba P300 work with iTunes instead of WMP. My OS is Windows 7 64bit, if that matters.


The buttons are the white lights above the keyboard.

Thanks,
Aaron.


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09 May 2010   #2
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

is Itunes your default media player? the buttons should work for the default media player automatically. but see below:

if i remember correctly... Itunes only accepts Media button's (PLAY/PAUSE/SKIP) if the window is open and it is the active window (ie the one on top) i could be wrong though, or they could have fixed it by now
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10 May 2010   #3
xAzza

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Hello,

Thanks for the reply.

Yes it is my default media player, and it does only work if iTunes if the active program. I was just hoping it would work if it was minimized or something like that. What a shame.

Thanks,
Aaron.
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10 May 2010   #4
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

unfortunately this is a limitation of itunes and not something that can really be fixed (unless you happen to work for apple of course....)

this is one of the reasons why since windows 7 and WMP12 came out i dont use Itunes, I can see no point, the only reason for using it before was because WMP didnt play mp4. unless of course you buy things from Itunes store
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11 May 2010   #5
xAzza

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Hello,

That's a bummer then. I also have an iPhone so it's easier for me to just use iTunes, otherwise I would be using WMP12. Thanks for all your help mate.

Cheers,
Aaron.
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11 May 2010   #6
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Your welcome, I'm sorry i couldn't be more help
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11 May 2010   #7
Desslok

Windows 7
 
 

Can't you set it to "always on top? Then move it out of the way?

Edit: I'm not sure if this will work but wortha quick try.
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12 May 2010   #8
xAzza

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Hey,

I don't think so, then I can't type and stuff on other windows, because iTunes would still be the active window. I've already though of that idea.

Cheers,
Aaron.
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