MediaKeys Software: Register Popular Media Player Global Hotkeys at One Place
Music enthusiasts combined with advanced computer literates, will start using different media players like Windows Media Player, iTunes, Winamp, foobar2000, MediaMonkey etc. in a single system. The iTunes hotkeys on Windows 7 is different from Windows Media Player global hotkeys, similarly the Winamp hotkeys. In order to set the global hot keys for all these media players at one place, MediaKeys is the solution.
It offers a single-point solution to register global hotkeys for a range of media players on your PC including, Windows Media Player, iTunes, Winamp, foobar2000, MediaMonkey.
After starting the application, right-click its system tray icon and select Edit Settings. From Controls pane, select your media program from the list and click create hotkeys.
Many media players have built-in option to register hotkey combinations, so that you can quickly use their provided functions and features, such as, play/pause media playback, shuffle playlist, sort playlist items, jump to next/previous track, etc, but it becomes quite tiring to specify shortcut keys in each media player for performing more or less same type of actions, such as, play, pause, stop, etc.
MediaKeys offers a one-stop solution by allowing you to register global hotkeys for a range of media applications, including, Windows Media Player, Winamp, iTunes, foobar2000, and MediaMonkey. You can control these media players with same set of registered hotkey combinations. You switch between supported media players from the system tray in order to use specified shortcut keys. Apart from controlling media playback, you can also set global mouse click behavior and keyboard numpad + / – keys to control volume across all the media players.
After launching the application, right-click its system tray icon and select Edit Settings. From Controls window, select media program from the list and click create hotkeys.
Now record hotkeys for play/pause media player playback, skip forward key and back key. Once shortcut keys are defined, click Save on main settings window. In the same way, you can associate shortcut keys for other supported media applications.
Similarly in the Volume pane, you can set the mouse-click-scroll behaviour, and enable numpad +/Enter for controlling volume. Now, Save the options.
To play a media file in Windows Media Player for eg. just bring up the MediaKeys editing window from the system tray to select the WMP from the list in order to use the global hotkeys with WMP.
Though the software worked well all supported media players, the developer needs to improve by including generic media players to add other non-listed media players.
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