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Mediaplayer softkey

Postby Jasck » Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:57 pm

Hi,
how can i associate iTunes (now is window media player) at the media player softkey in my keyboard?
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Re: Mediaplayer softkey

Postby hikaru » Mon Jan 26, 2009 10:23 am

Most likely there is a registry key that associates the button with a specific application. Changing the registry key will change the application that will be started.
But without knowing which notebook you have, it's impossible to give you more detailed information.
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Re: Mediaplayer softkey

Postby aspettl » Mon Jan 26, 2009 3:25 pm

Maybe it is sufficient to change the default media player of Windows:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/332003/en-us

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Re: Mediaplayer softkey

Postby Jasck » Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:09 pm

hikaru wrote:Most likely there is a registry key that associates the button with a specific application. Changing the registry key will change the application that will be started.
But without knowing which notebook you have, it's impossible to give you more detailed information.


Amilo Pi 2540 and iTnes as default application
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Re: Mediaplayer softkey

Postby hikaru » Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:40 pm

Ok, it's just what I expected - a registry entry. If you have no tool to configure the buttons, look for the following key-value-pair in your registry:
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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\MobilePC\HotStartButtons\3]
"ApplicationPath"="\"C:\\Program Files\\Windows Media Player\\wmplayer.exe\" /prefetch:1"

Change the application path to whatever starts iTunes. For example change it to this:
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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\MobilePC\HotStartButtons\3]
"ApplicationPath"="\"C:\\Program Files\\itunes\\itunes.exe\""

I don't know if itunes.exe is the name of the executable and if the path is correct. Most likely it isn't, this is just an example. You'll have to find it out on your own. And I don't know if this prefetch-parameter is necessary. I don't think so because I suspect it to be wmplayer-specific.
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Re: Mediaplayer softkey

Postby Jasck » Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:21 pm

I can't set the value as you describe:

click here for a screenshot

thanks in advance for your support
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Re: Mediaplayer softkey

Postby hikaru » Wed Jan 28, 2009 8:55 pm

Sorry I can't see your screenshot. Imageshack gives me a timeout. You can attach images directly to your posts.
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Re: Mediaplayer softkey

Postby Jasck » Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:19 pm

you can find an image attached to the my last post
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Re: Mediaplayer softkey

Postby hikaru » Fri Jan 30, 2009 7:37 am

Ok, thanks for the screenshot!
Have you tried to create the key for the mediaplayer?

What I did was to download the Registry Patch for Multimedia Quicklaunch Button from the FSC driver site.
Then I unpacked it and found a registry dump containing these keys:
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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\MobilePC\HotStartButtons]

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\MobilePC\HotStartButtons\1]
"ApplicationPath"="\"C:\\Program Files\\Internet Explorer\\iexplore.exe\""

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\MobilePC\HotStartButtons\2]
"ApplicationPath"="\"C:\\Program Files\\Windows Mail\\WinMail.exe\""

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\MobilePC\HotStartButtons\3]
"ApplicationPath"="\"C:\\Program Files\\Windows Media Player\\wmplayer.exe\" /prefetch:1"

It seems like the buttons are preset by default, but I hope that their settings can be changed via these registry keys.
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Re: Mediaplayer softkey

Postby Jasck » Sun Feb 01, 2009 3:40 pm

I follwed your advice but my softkey still open WMP :?

:( :( :( :( :(
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Re: Mediaplayer softkey

Postby hikaru » Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:47 pm

I have no further idea, sorry.
Have you already tried to change the default media player like aspettl suggested?
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Re: Mediaplayer softkey

Postby Jasck » Mon Feb 02, 2009 9:39 pm

hikaru wrote:I have no further idea, sorry.
Have you already tried to change the default media player like aspettl suggested?


yesssss :D
Any other trick ? :roll:
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