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So, I use iTunes almost exclusively as my media player. I also have an HP laptop (a dv6000) that has QuickPlay buttons. These buttons work to control media players from my keyboard (instead of having to find the application window and use the play controls from there).

The catch: these buttons only work with software that comes installed on a new HP. Not with iTunes (unless iTunes is the active – on-top – window). Such a pain!!

So, after a day of searching, I found what I was looking for – an iTunes plugin that allows you to use your Quick Launch/QuickPlay buttons as play controls!

Most of you don’t care, but for the few folks as ANNOYED as I have been, I present to you the easiest solution:



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  1. Avatar August 23rd, 2008 at 5:45 am Anonymous Says:

    what do we do with this file?

  2. Avatar August 23rd, 2008 at 4:38 pm Tara Says:

    *ahem* Right. To use this wonderful file, you’ll create a plug-ins folder in your iTunes directory and put the file in there. That’s it. =)

  3. Avatar April 12th, 2009 at 9:39 pm Loramir Says:

    THANK YOU! I’ve been Googling for ages and finding only dead forum threads which were no help at all. This fixed it in about 5 seconds. Thanks!

  4. Avatar August 2nd, 2009 at 7:28 pm Everything iTunes Says:

    Hey! Cheers for the hype, just so your readers know, the post is now updated with thorough instructions! Apologies for the unclear post before…

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