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Windows 7: Simple Script: Control WMP while minimized

23 Feb 2010   #1

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit
Simple Script: Control WMP while minimized

I listen to music on Windows Media Player while I play some full screen games. I usually have to kill fullscreen (extreme killer on system performance), open WMP (still being bottlenecked by game), change the song, and somehow manage back into fullscreen, about 5 minutes later.
So, I made this. It sets some hotkeys to do different simple functions in WMP while it's not active (basically minimized).

Hotkey list:

Windows key + Right arrow = next song
Win Key + Left arrow = previous song
Win key + Space bar = play/pause
Win Key + Z = Minimizes WMP if it's active, and maximizes it if it's not active, but running. If it's not running, it will be ran.

Oh yea! And I think I'll add an iTunes/WinAmp version later.

Download below.

Attached Files
File Type: exe WMP Control.exe (299.5 KB, 232 views)
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27 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

The only thing is these are the same keys as Aero Snap... Wouldn't that be a problem

Man I heard a article say that the Windows Key + anything can't be mapped as a hotkey
Liars! (Oh not you the person that made the article)
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28 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 8 Pro 64-bit

Ahh, never used the Aero Snap hotkeys.

As for Windows Key + Anything mapped as a hotkey, complete lie. :)
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