WMP 12, double click in library adds single track instead of album

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by James Cheney, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. James Cheney

    James Cheney Guest

    Greetings, I have a simple question, hopefully you can provide me with a
    simple answer. I'm providing as much information as I can so that hopefully
    someone will feel my pain and take pity on me.

    I want to restore the feature that lets you double click to add an
    individual track to the now playing list from the library. How can this be

    Some history:

    In Windows Media Player 10 this was a set option in the middle of the
    library area where there was a "Library Options" drop-down box that would let
    you "Add to List on Double-click", "Play all Items on Double Click", or "Play
    Selected Items on Double Click."

    WMP 11 didn't have this feature, but I found a registry mod to resolve it to
    my liking. HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\MediaPlayer\Preferences,
    value name "LibraryDoubleClickQueueV11" to the REG_DWORD value 0x1.

    By default in WMP 12, it plays all items in the current library list view on
    double-click. I want it to add single track to the now playing list on
    double click. For anyone that does serious playlist creation this feature is
    a must. The above WMP 11 registry entry doesn't exist in 12 and It's become
    so much of a dislike that I actually find myself loading up virtual xp on my
    Windows 7 machine just to WMP 10 for playlist creation. Since running a
    virtual environment is a serious waste of system resources, I would hope to
    find a better work around that doesn't involve finding a Media player with
    better playlist creation abilities, especially since this feature WAS
    included in older versions but has mysteriously disappeared.

    I'm pretty sure this feature removal is a conspiracy; that Microsoft did
    this specifically to sadden me, at this point I'm certain that the beast runs
    on the tears of frustrated users.
    James Cheney, Oct 21, 2009
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    James Cheney Guest

    If this feature is not possible, can someone tell me how to get WMP10 in
    Virtual XP to show up in my virtual programs list so I can launch just WMP10
    and turn down my ram allocation for the virtual environment to 128 or 256MB??
    Adding it to the c:\documents and settings\all users\start menu\ has no
    effect... nor does adding it to C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start

    Please please please help! I just want faster/easier playlist creation.
    I'm a die-hard MS fan and I love WMP, but must switch to something else like
    MusicMatch Jukebox if I can't find a solution soon...
    James Cheney, Oct 21, 2009
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    Tim De Baets Guest

    You say that the registry entry doesn't exist, but did you try adding it

    Tim De Baets, Oct 22, 2009
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