Thursday, December 14, 2006

Windows Media Player 11 - Start in Now Playing Guide

If you've just recently upgraded your Windows Media Player to the latest version 11, then you'll notice that your player now will always start in the Library.
Windows Media Player 11 New Look

You'll soon also realise that you can't enable the feature which automatically goes to Now Playing whenever you start up Windows Media Player 11 of which in the earlier versions you could turn that feature on.

The Solution? Well, its easy. Change each of your Windows Media Player 11 shortcut to include a " /Task:NowPlaying" at the end after wmplayer.exe

Here are some pictures which shows how to change the shortcut.
  1. Go to Start -> Programs -> Windows Media Player. Right click it and select properties as seen on this image here.
  2. A property window will appear which should look like this
  3. Change the "/prefetch:1" to "/Task:NowPlaying" as seen on the picture below.
  4. Its done! Now everytime you launch WMP11, it will go to Now Playing instead of the Library

13 Comments:

At 1:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is something that annoyed me for the longest time. Thanks!

 
At 5:03 AM, Anonymous Javad said...

you need not to omit /prefetch just add a space and then /Task...

 
At 5:16 AM, Anonymous Javad said...

Any way it was very usefull to me.
Thanks from Javad (Iran - Rasht)

 
At 6:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot It worked

 
At 1:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks!
man, has that been bugging me...

 
At 3:16 PM, Blogger TonĂ© said...

Thank you! :-) It's been bugging me for awhile and it works like a charm.

 
At 3:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice Job... I must of look through those options like ten times thinking I was crazy.. Thanks (JMD)

 
At 5:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seriously, you're a god send.

why did they bother taking that out of options?

That Library thing is so annoying.

Thanks again

 
At 10:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks, that was getting annoying to change it back every time

 
At 4:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

this doesn't work for me :(

 
At 4:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you - DONE !!
Fixed and working
Why can't all problems be solved so simply on the Internet?

 
At 2:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh THANK!! YOU!! for this info, i was going nuts trying to remove that annoying Library junk screen. It worked!!! fantastic for me. Thanks a million!!!

 
At 5:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is the best technique in all other tricks. thanks.

 

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