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Windows 7: WMP12 discussion

20 Jan 2009   #11
Bellerophon

Windows Se7en Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PlayForPleasure View Post
I have already unpinned the icon for the x86 version. So there was no WMP icon in the taskbar anymore. Then I started WMP 12 x64 (one WMP icon in Taskbar), rightclicked on it, chose pin to taskbar and then there were two icons.
Yep that's right, 1 for the pinned program and 1 for the instance of the program when it is running. If you right click the new instance of the icon you should have some 'hot jump' options or whatever is the ms term they use.


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20 Jan 2009   #12
PlayForPleasure

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RC
 
 

But thats not the way its supposed to be. Other programs like IE, Firefox, WMP x86, etc. have always only one icon
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20 Jan 2009   #13
Bellerophon

Windows Se7en Ultimate x64
 
 
Jump To

How do you incorporate jump to functionality with just one icon?

edit: I can see how and yes it must be an error please post MS using your feedback
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20 Jan 2009   #14
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

If you went to the properties of the already pined icon you could have just changed the target to the programs folder instead of programs (x86), that way it still opens with one icon, although the target is a bit strange so try changing the target properties of your pinned icon to this: "C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe" /prefetch:1

Not sure what the prefetch part does but I think it may resolve your problem.
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20 Jan 2009   #15
Bellerophon

Windows Se7en Ultimate x64
 
 
This works

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
If you went to the properties of the already pined icon you could have just changed the target to the programs folder instead of programs (x86), that way it still opens with one icon, although the target is a bit strange so try changing the target properties of your pinned icon to this: "C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe" /prefetch:1

Not sure what the prefetch part does but I think it may resolve your problem.

Hi Grim,

This didn't really resolve the current problem we have as the original icon was deleted but this fixes it.

(1) Unpin the icon.
(2) Start WMP using the start button and select it from the programs if you have it there ( I have it pinned), alternative go into the directory and launch the .exe file.
(3) Once open, right click the icon in the task bar and pin it.

This then leaves you with one single icon working as you would expect i.e. one icon does all.

update: apologies it was the x86 version that I pinned. x64 is still a problem. Have sent feedback
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20 Jan 2009   #16
PlayForPleasure

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RC
 
 

Both Methods do not work for me. I always have 2 icons when using the x64 version of WMP. Seems like I have to get along with the 32 bit version
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20 Jan 2009   #17
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

OK no worries, any idea what the prefetch part of the address does then?
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20 Jan 2009   #18
Firestrider

Linux (Debian, Android)
 
 

Did anyone test the performance of the 64-bit WMP vs 32-bit one? I played a music file with a visualization and it seems the memory footprint + processing needed is cut in half. Is it like this for all 64-bit applications? With the 32-bit WMP I was using 135,796K memory and 14-20% processor utilization, and with 64-bit WMP I was using 52,208K memory and 7-10% processor utilization. Also found a typo


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20 Jan 2009   #19
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Firestrider View Post
Did anyone test the performance of the 64-bit WMP vs 32-bit one? I played a music file with a visualization and it seems the memory footprint + processing needed is cut in half. Is it like this for all 64-bit applications? With the 32-bit WMP I was using 135,796K memory and 14-20% processor utilization, and with 64-bit WMP I was using 52,208K memory and 7-10% processor utilization. Also found a typo

I found the opposite was true for me, 64bit WMP was using more and I also didn't have the typo in your screen shot.

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20 Jan 2009   #20
Firestrider

Linux (Debian, Android)
 
 

Hey, I was using the Alchemy visualization to do the tests, I tried Battery too but that used about the same amount of memory for both. Also the typo was in Now Playing --> Show List --> Select list pane options --> Visualizations.

Yeah, I know these things are trivial
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