Keyboard shortcuts for Windows Media Player in Windows

Microsoft has, in Windows 7/8/10, improved how people can play and manage their digital media content, like music and videos, through Windows Media Player. Not only did Microsoft give Windows Media Player a face lift, it now also takes advantage of key Windows 7 features such as the new Windows Taskbar, Home Group and Jump Lists.

Windows Media Player keyboard shortcuts

Here are a few keyboard shortcuts for Windows Media Player in Windows 7:

Ctrl + 1 :  Switches to library mode

Ctrl + 2 :  Switches to skin mode

Ctrl + 3 : Switches to player mode

Ctrl + 7 : Add to Play

Ctrl + 8 : Add to Burn

Ctrl + 9 : Add to Sync

Ctrl + A : Selects everything in a list

Ctrl + J :  Eject

Ctrl + N : Create playlist

Ctrl + O : Shows Open Dialog

Ctrl + Shift + B : Rewinds playing content

Right Arrow : Skip forward

Left Arrow : Skip backward

Ctrl + Click : Resize player to image

Escape : Return to Now Playing

Alt + 1 : Video Size 50%

Alt + 2 : Video Size 100%

Take a look at the complete list of Keyboard Shortcuts in Windows 10.

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