How do you bring up the Xbox Music Mini Player?

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by pilot76103, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. pilot76103

    pilot76103 MDL Member

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    Does anyone know how to bring up the Xbox Music Mini Player like displayed in the screenshot below without using the volume keys to Mute or Adjust the volume?

    Windows Music Mini Player.jpg
     
  2. ColdMoney21

    ColdMoney21 MDL Novice

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    Some keyboards have an "FN" key. With that FN key you can use secondary functions such as previous, next, stop, play/pause etc. Those buttons will make the mini player popup. I believe that's the only way else to make that pop up.
     
  3. pilot76103

    pilot76103 MDL Member

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    Wow, then Microsoft needs to program a keyboard hotkey for this since I don't have the play/pause, ect. hotkeys.
     
  4. noncentz705

    noncentz705 MDL Junior Member

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    #4 noncentz705, Nov 3, 2012
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    Install Autohotkeys make ahk files using these variables :)

    Code:
    {Media_Next} 
    {Media_Prev} 
    {Media_Play_Pause} 
    {Volume_Up}
    {Volume_Down} 
    {Volume_Mute} 
     

    Example for next media file...
    Code:
    #NoTrayIcon
    Send {Media_Next} 
    
    Example for Volume up
    Code:
    #NoTrayIcon
    Send {Volume_Up 5}
     
  5. Boyfriend

    Boyfriend MDL Senior Member

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    Use keyboard shortcuts for this.

    -On laptop: Use Fn + Function keys (check icons on F1-F10 keys)
    -On desktop: Check if your keyboard has multimedia keys. If there are no such keys, then there is no other way except Autohotkeys as suggested by noncentz705
     
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  6. pilot76103

    pilot76103 MDL Member

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    I understand how to check for Fn keys... Don't have any... Microsoft should have made a simple hotkey for the mini player. I guess they're not that smart.