Window anchor point

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by Steve, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. Steve

    Steve Guest

    I installed WMP 11. I use the Mini mode most of the time, and in WMP 9, I
    could put the small window where I liked, and when I switched to full mode,
    the larger window would open where it had been last.
    With 11, the larger window opens at the same anchor point (upper left of
    the window) as the mini window. Which means I have to move it around to
    minimize it again.
    Is there a way to give the two windows independent anchor points?
    Also, is there a way to get the old mini skin back?


    Steve, Apr 24, 2007
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  2. Steve,

    Can't help you with anchor points, the player window keeps track of it
    regardless of player size or skin. It's one point for the player. About the
    mini mode skin, I can tell you that if you grab the lower right corner of the
    full player window and drag it up to the upper left corner of the player
    window, it will snap to Mini player mode.
    Mike Poz [MSFT], Apr 24, 2007
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  3. Steve

    Steve Guest


    I understand what you're saying, but the location I keep the mini player
    is over at the upper right of my screen. It's a spot that doesn't interfere
    with the applications in which I work regularly. When I switch to full mode,
    the bottom right of that window is then off the screen.
    In WMP 9, the full mode window would open where ever it had been last,
    regardless of where the mini window was.
    Is there no way to get that ability back?


    Steve, Apr 24, 2007
  4. Short answer: No. Longer answer: Only by rolling back to WMP 9 can you get
    the WMP 9 window placing functionality back.

    Doesn't help, I know, sorry.

    Mike Poz [MSFT]

    Mike Poz [MSFT], Apr 24, 2007
  5. Steve

    Steve Guest

    Stuck in a catch-22 now, I guess.
    I rolled back to WMP 9 a while back. I tried WMP 11, didn't care for it,
    then went back to 9. AFter a while, I found that I couldn't rip CDs anymore.
    I tried updating, to no avail. Then I tried upgrading to 10, and kept
    getting error messages telling me that 10 wasn't compatible with my version
    of Windows.
    So here I am again, with 11.

    At the risk of sounding like a Luddite, why can't software be left alone? I
    liked 9, it worked. Autodesk has done the same thing. Under the guise of
    "improving,", functionality is changed or removed. I try not to be a
    stick-in-the-mud about these things, and to be flexible. I know that some
    change is inevitable. But lately the changes aren't improvements, they're
    just change for the sake of change, as far as I can tell.

    OK, end of rant.

    Thanks for your info, Mike.

    Steve, Apr 24, 2007
  6. Steve

    Dale Guest

    It constantly amazes me how many of the good usability features of Windows
    Media Player seem to have simply been "forgotten" in Windows Media Player 11.
    If it were not for those forgotten things and 200 pixel album art - and a
    short list of other more serious usability or UI bugs, Windows Media Player
    11 would really be a great app.


    Dale Preston
    MCAD C#

    Dale, Apr 24, 2007
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