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Use Windows Media Player's Shortcuts

If you're listening to music in Windows Media Player 11, don't reach for your mouse. Instead, use these quick keyboard shortcuts.

ActionShortcut
Zoom to 50 percent<Alt>-1
Zoom to 100 percent<Alt>-2
Zoom to 200 percent<Alt>-3
Show video full screen<Alt>-<Enter>
Switch to the previous view
(same as Back button)
<Alt>-<Left Arrow>
Switch to the next view
(same as Forward button)
<Alt>-<Right Arrow>
Switch to full mode<Ctrl>-1
Switch to skin mode<Ctrl>-2
Switch to the first view in a media
category after Recently Added,
such as Artist in Music
<Ctrl>-7
Switch to the second view in a media
category after Recently Added,
such as Album in Music
<Ctrl>-8
Switch to the third view in a media
category after Recently Added,
such as Songs in Music
<Ctrl>-9
Play the previous item<Ctrl>-B
Move the focus to the search box
in the library
<Ctrl>-E
Play the next item<Ctrl>-F
Turn shuffle on or off<Ctrl>-H
Eject CD or DVD<Ctrl>-J
Show or hide the menu bar in full mode<Ctrl>-M
Create a playlist<Ctrl>-N
Open a file<Ctrl>-O
Play or pause a file<Ctrl>-P
Stop playback<Ctrl>-S
Rewind video<Ctrl>-<Shift>-B
Turn captions and subtitles on or off<Ctrl>-<Shift>-C
Fast-forward through video or music<Ctrl>-<Shift>-F
Play faster than normal speed<Ctrl>-<Shift>-G
Play at normal speed<Ctrl>-<Shift>-N
Play slower than normal speed<Ctrl>-<Shift>-S
Repeat the playlist<Ctrl>-T
Specify either a URL or a path of a file<Ctrl>-U
Close or stop playing a file<Ctrl>-W
Open Help<F1>
Show the classic menus (menu bar)<F10>
Switch to full-screen mode<F11>
Edit media information on a selected
item in the library
<F2>
Add media files to the library<F3>
Refresh information in the panes<F5>
Increase the size of album art<F6>
Mute the volume<F7>
Decrease the volume<F8>
Increase the volume<F9>
Decrease the size of album art<Shift>-<F6>
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