50 Shortcuts for Windows Media Player 11

Jump to: Navigate with Keyboards in WMP Library, Play Music with Shortcuts, Play Videos with Shortcuts, Manage the Media Player Windows, Manage Playlists and Library, Other WMP 11 Shortcuts

1. Navigate with Keyboards in WMP Library

In most applications, tab works well to move between different panes (left hand playlist, Library). However in WMP it seems that after pressing tab from the main window the focus gets lost going through every available icon on WMP. It is wise to pick an anker point such as ctrl+e to always start from the top and take it from there.

Ctrl+E

Move the focus to the search box in the library.

Ctrl+e, then 2x tab

Go to Playlist/ Library Pane. Use arrow keys to navigate between Playlists, Library and Now Playing.

Ctrl+e, then 3x tab

Go to Man Window (or press tab once when coming from the Playlist and Library Pane.

Ctrl+7

Switch to Artists in Music (or the first category in a media category after Recently Added).

Ctrl+8

Switch to Album in Music (or the second category in a media category after Recently Added).

Ctrl+9

Switch to Songs in Music (or the third category in a media category after Recently Added).

Alt+Arrow Left/Alt+Arrow Right

Switch to previous or next view (same as Back and Forward buttons).

F4

Change how items are displayed in the Details pane by using the options available with the View Options button. Focus must be in the main Window. Presse ctrl+e, then 3x tab before.

2. Play Music with Shortcuts

Ctrl+P

Play or pause a file. .

Ctrl+F/Ctrl+B

Play the next or previous song.

F7

Mute and unmute the volume.

f8 and f9

Inrease or decrease the volume.

Ctrl+H

Turn shuffle on or off.

Ctrl+Shift+g and ctrl+Shift+S

Play faster or slower than normal speed (time compression).

Ctrl+Shift+N

Play at normal speed.

Ctrl+W

Close or stop playing a file.

Ctrl+S

Stop playback.

Ctrl+Shift+F

Fast-forward through video or music.

3. Play Videos with Shortcuts

Alt+1/Alt+2/Alt+3

Zoom Videos to 50/100/200 percent.

Alt+Enter

Show video in full screen.

Ctrl+J

Eject CD or DVD (except on computers with two or more CD or DVD disc drives).

Ctrl+Shift+B

Rewind video.

Ctrl+Shift+C

Turn captions and subtitles on or off.

Ctrl+U

Specify either a URL or path of a file.

Ctrl+W

Close or stop playing a file.

Ctrl+P

Play or pause a file. .

Ctrl+S

Stop playback.

Ctrl+F/Ctrl+B

Play the next or previous item.

f8 and f9

Inrease or decrease the volume.

Ctrl+H

Turn shuffle on or off.

Ctrl+Shift+g and ctrl+Shift+S

Play faster or slower than normal speed (time compression).

Ctrl+Shift+N

Play at normal speed.

Ctrl+Shift+F

Fast-forward through video or music.

F7

Mute and unmute the volume.

4. Manage the Media Player Windows

Ctrl+1

Switch to full mode.

Ctrl+2

Switch to skin mode.

Ctrl+M

Show or hide the Classic Menus (menu bar) in full mode.

Alt+Space

Opens the title bar menu (default Windows feature).

Alt+Space+Enter

Restore Window (default Windows feature).

Alt+Space+X

Maximize Window (default Windows feature).

Alt+Space+N

Minimize Window (default Windows feature).

F11

Turn full page view on or off (default Windows feature).

Alt+F4

Close WMP (default Windows feature).

5. Manage Playlists and Library

Ctrl+N

Create a new playlist.

F3

Add media to library.

F2

Edit Item.

Shift+f10, then a

Add item(s) to Playlist.

6. Other WMP 11 Shortcuts

F1

Open Help.

F5

Refresh information in the panes.

F6/Shift+f6 respectively

Increase or decrease the size of album art.

Created by bernd on 8/1/2010. Last updated by bernd on 5/11/2015

 

5 Comments for 'Windows Media Player 11'   

 
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Comment #5 by Pewit Jul 19, 2019 at 09:29 am  Reply

This Windows 7 add-on may be of use, it adds additional keyboard shortcuts to WMP and also Windows Media Centre which is built on it. https://www.howtogeek.com/howto/19356/add-global-hotkeys-to-windows-media-player/

Comment #4 by Cas Oct 10, 2016 at 05:04 pm  Reply

I like to know a shortcut key for my MOST USED action: Volume Up and Down ...

Comment #3 by Cheril Aug 13, 2016 at 02:41 am  Reply

Thank you so much for going to so much trouble with this information. May I suggest that it would be good if you would make the columns to fit an A4 page width so that one can save this as PDF file? At the moment it doesn't fit on either portrait or landscape settings.

Comment #2 by akshay Aug 21, 2015 at 04:27 am  Reply

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Comment #1 by rohit singh May 29, 2015 at 07:18 am  Reply

the maximise key for windows " alt+space+X" is not working , please tell about if specially used... improove it...

Reply #1 tmyusuf Jun 2, 2015 at 06:30 am

Thank you.

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