turn f-keys into music shortcuts

By poertner_1274
Jan 24, 2003
  1. Does anyone know if this is possible? If so I would really like to know, so I don't have to use the mouse....It is on another crappy machine I use to play music on. It would be easier to just hit a button than find the correct spot for the mouse to be then click....

    I am sure there is some script that can be written, but I sure don't nkow how.........

    Any suggestions appreciated. Thank you.
  2. MrGaribaldi

    MrGaribaldi TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,512

    Which program are you using?
    Most programs today have quite a few shortcuts...
    I.e. WinAmp 2.81 uses
    x (or numpad 5) to play
    c to pause
    v to stop
    shift+v to fade to stop
    ctrl+v to stop after current
    numpad 4 previous song
    numpad 6 next song
    numpad 7 to jump 5 seconds back
    numpad 9 to jump 5 seconds forward
    numpad 3 to jump 58 songs forward
    numpad 1 to jump 51 songs backwards

    The latter might use a different number depending on the size of the playlist... (The one I tested on had 1122 songs)

    I think the shortcuts are the same for winamp3.0, but it only lasted 5 min on my system... (I really didn't like it...)

    I'm sure most other progams has similar shortcuts...

    If not I guess Phantasm66 knows how to script in 2k/xp...
  3. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Topic Starter Posts: 4,172

    Yes, but unfortunately, I don't NEED him to....just wondering if anyone has heard of this before.

    My roommate uses Windows Media Player 9 and would like to use the shortcuts for that. I don't think they work the same as Winamp, although I must admit I have never tried.
    I'll check it out tomorrow, a little too late tonight.

    Thank you for your input on Winamp though.
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