WMP icons in taskbar when x64bit wmp used as default

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by levomac, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. levomac

    levomac MDL Novice

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    Hi,am running Win 7 ultimate x64 bit and have changed my Windows Media Player to be x64bit by default using package from the thread on MDL(cant post links due to low post count).
    I deleted the x32 bit WMP icon from the taskbar after the switch & pinned the icon of WMPx64 from the start menu to the taskbar.
    Now the problem is when I open a media file from explorer another icon of WMP appears in the taskbar that has the preview features.The original icon I pinned from the start menu stays as it is.
    As far as I recall there should be a single icon of media player in taskbar(pinned one) with the preview features.So please tell how to get rid of the xtra icon of WMP from the taskbar & make the pinned one functional.
    Or am I mistaken in assuming that there should be one icon only.
    Thanks
     
  2. Rosco

    Rosco MDL Addicted

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    I just pressed "shift" and right clicked the icon on the taskbar - chose properties and pointed the relevant fields to the 64 bit player - chose apply and it worked like it should - the 64 bit version ran instead and no extra icons etc.

    Can't really explain your issue :confused::confused:
     
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  3. levomac

    levomac MDL Novice

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    Any other suggestions or should I switch back to x32 bit mode and do what Rosco in the post above has done .
    Thanks