Windows Media Player Toolbar in Windows® 7
Windows Media Player has a Taskbar Toolbar, which can be seen at the bottom once you minimize the Windows Media Player window. Taskbar has options to start, pause, forward, mute, and more. This can help user to remove distractions from the desktop while enjoying music uninterrupted. You can operate basic media player options without the need for opening the Windows Media Player. In Windows Media Player 12 in Windows 7, there is no Taskbar Toolbar. You can download wmpband.dll, copy it to Media Player Directory, and enable services. Sometimes problems can occur in Windows Media Player. In one case even if the Taskbar is enabled on minimizing, it will not work. Sometimes the system can be stuck when the taskbar is enabled or minimizing the media player or when the full screen is enabled for viewing.
Following are the options to change personalization options in Windows Media Player:
- Steps to get Taskbar Toolbar
- Placing Windows Media Player on the Taskbar
- Using Taskbar Toolbar and the problems
Steps to get Taskbar Toolbar
First, download the 'wmpband.dll' file. Copy the downloaded file to C:Program Files Windows Media Player. Next, check whether Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service is disabled. Type in 'Services' in Start menu search box and then hit 'Enter' to launch Services window. Locate Windows Media Player Network Sharing service and stop it. Open the 'Command prompt' as administrator and execute the following command:
regsvr32 “c:Program FilesWindows Media Playerwmpband.dll”. Here change “c” your Windows 7 drive. Launch Media Player. On the Toolbars, select 'Media player'. Click 'Yes' when any error messages come. Now Windows Media Player toolbar will appear.
Placing Windows Media Player on the Taskbar
Open the Windows Media Player software installed on your computer. Right click on the empty portion of Windows taskbar. Click on the 'Toolbars' category found inside the open window. Now click 'Windows Media Player' option. Click the 'Windows Media Player' option. Now click the 'Minimize' button that is found on the top right of the Windows Media Player. Now, Windows Media Player will be placed on the task bar.
Windows Media Player mini player or task bar lets you control Windows Media Player without opening the main screen. First, right click an empty space on the Windows Taskbar, and select Media Player in the drop down window. Minimize the Media Player to launch mini player as an icon in the taskbar. You can now control buttons like 'Play', 'Pause', 'Stop', 'Previous', 'Next' and 'Restore'. First solution to the missing taskbar toolbar issue is to check whether Windows Media Player is selected in Windows Toolbar options and download it and copy to Windows Media Player directory. If the problem with persists, degrade to lower versions of Windows Media Player. This occurs mainly in Windows Media Player 12.
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