WMP 12 cartoon above playlist

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by Peter, May 7, 2010.

  1. Peter

    Peter Guest

    Is there a setting somewhere that I can tell it to not display that silly
    "Shop" cartoon above the playlist in the View > Library view? I never use
    this. It looks like a multi-purpose pane, sometimes it shows more details
    about the song, usually shows an album cover. Some of my playlists are quite
    long. I could use this space for that. The goofy thing is there is a
    setting to hide the list, but no setting for Hide/show details/cartoon.

    Another nice feature would be one key start/stop. Space bar, or even P for
    play or pause. This way while I'm recording in the studio I can use WMP
    while holding an instrument. Now it's set to Ctrl+p for play/pause and
    Ctrl+s for stop. Is this a changeable setting?
    Peter, May 7, 2010
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  2. Peter

    Swifty Guest

    One way of changing this setting is to change your keyboard for one
    with Media Player controls. I pulled some strings and got one from my

    So I have a circle of keys at the top left of my keyboard:

    Launch default player
    Volume Down
    Volume Up
    Previous track
    Next Track

    I also have back/forward webpage; and added bonus!

    Logitech has such a keyboard that includes a digital thermometer
    readout, so you can tell whether you should be playing Calypsos or
    "Sinfonia Antarctica" by Vaughan-Williams :)
    Swifty, May 9, 2010
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