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Last.FM Scrobbler Keyboard Controls

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cassetti

Hey All!

I'm a huge Last.FM fan (though Pandora is becoming a competitor now). I've been using last.fm for over 7 years. At work I love to stream Last.FM to my computer the whole day using the Last.FM windows scrobbler app. However the previous versions stunk! No matter how hard I tried with AutoIt, I could never find a way to play/pause the music and skip tracks using my windows keyboard media controls (winactivate never worked properly) - seriously spent hours trying various methods short of mouse coordinates. However, Last.FM recently updated their app to version 2.1 which is a new interface (with several handy keyboard shortcuts)

So if you are running Windows Scrobbler version 2.1 or newer, this code should work. I created two scripts for my needs - play/pause, and skip track (both using keyboard shortcuts). After compiling, I assigned the programs to the keypress. However if you cannot do that with your keyboard software, you may be able to use a hotkeyset and use a while loop to run indefinately in the background.....

Play/Pause Script

; Grab current active window
$title = WinGetTitle("[active]")
;Select Last.fm Window
Opt("WinTitleMatchMode", 2)
WinActivate("Last.fm Scrobbler")
Sleep(100) ;just for giggles sake I always use a short pause
;Send Pause Command
Send("{space}")
;Activate previous window
WinActivate($title)

Skip Track Script

; Grab current active window
$title = WinGetTitle("[active]")
;Select Last.fm Window
Opt("WinTitleMatchMode", 2)
WinActivate("Last.fm Scrobbler")
Sleep(100) ;just for giggles sake I always use a short pause
;Send Next Track Command
Send("^{right}")
;Activate previous window
WinActivate($title)

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