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A program that lets you change songs without minimizing another program

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by tuunade98, Sep 14, 2010.

  1. tuunade98

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    does anyone know of a program that lets you play songs and lets you change songs while doing something else for example im playing a game and listening to music at the same time i really.. don't want to minimize my game is there a program that can let me change to a different song without minimizing my game
     
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    Most audio players have the option you desire via global hotkeys / global shortcuts.
    For example, I use foobar2000 and I can play/pause/stop, go to next song etc, all via global shortcuts (I had to enable and bind them myself)

    To configure (global) shortcuts in foobar2000:
    File -> Preferences -> (under General) Keyboard Shortcuts ->
    once there, edit the shortcuts you wish to make them global and assign them to keys / key combinations of your suiting ;)


    PS I am quite sure more audio players support this feature. If I remember correctly, even Winamp supports that, but I haven't used it for quite some time...
    PS2 how is this related to hardware? :p
     
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    You could just get a keyboard with button shortcuts for Next pause play and Previous.

    That way if you want to skip a song you just hit the next button on your keyboard and there you go :)
     
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    lol sorry if this is posted in wrong section anyway ive tried assigning hot keys and everything
    but i just seem to not be able to get it to work.. i press the hot key and it just does not work... nothing happens
     
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    It should work with windows media player..not sure about other players though.
     
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    What program? I used media keys with Winamp and Media Player, on XP and 7, and they always worked fine for me. Hotkeys might not work that well, especially with keys bound to the game or the Windows key.
     
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    Win7 plus WMP. The taskbar WMP icon lets you change songs, etc :)
     
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    Media Monkey.
     
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    I use Media Monkey as well. After I disabled the pop-ups for the songs I was able to play Starcraft II without problems, and switch songs with my side mouse buttons! :rockout:
     
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    Only program I couldn't use hot keys with was iTunes but you can google a plugin that will let you use your keyboard shortcut keys with it. If you need it done with iTunes let me know and I'll even upload the plugin for you.
     

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