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I've been using some program to control WMP in the past, but it stopped functioning and so on.

I've now checked and I could simply send the commands to WMP (Microsoft has a shortcut list on their page) with autoit3.

The only problem is that I haven't seen how to make media keys (Those things on the top of your keyboard) as hotkeys.

If all else fails, I can use TweakUI to bind these keys to seperate au3 files but that's not how I'd like it.

So, how do I bind media keys to hotkeys?

I'd like to use the Volume down and up, as well as the media center keys.


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HotKeySet("{LAUNCH_MEDIA}", "_Open")

HotKeySet("{MEDIA_PLAY_PAUSE}", "_PlayPause")

HotKeySet("{MEDIA_NEXT}", "_Next")

HotKeySet("{MEDIA_PREV}", "_Previous")

HotKeySet("{MEDIA_STOP}", "_Quit")

HotKeySet("{VOLUME_UP}", "_VolumeUp")

HotKeySet("{VOLUME_DOWN}", "_VolumeDown")

HotKeySet("{VOLUME_MUTE}", "_VolumeMute")

The functions listed above are my functions....but the hotkeys are listed here.

Sean Shrum :: http://www.shrum.net

All my published AU3-based apps and utilities

'Make it idiot-proof, and someone will make a better idiot'


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The following works fine with my system, but If the media controls are not working for you, not sure if this will help.

HotKeySet('{VOLUME_DOWN}', '_handle_hk')
HotKeySet('{VOLUME_UP}', '_handle_hk')

While 1

Func _handle_hk()
    Local $sHK
    $sHK = @HotKeyPressed   
    HotKeySet($sHK , '_handle_hk')  
Edited by Quual

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