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Special Key Reassignment [Question]

2008-04-18, 6:48 AM
I would just like to say that I recently purchased my IdeaPad Y510, and I am very pleased with it.  I was just curious if it was possible to change the special keys from only affecting the Windows Media Player.  I'm rather particular of other media players like WinAmp or iTunes.  That being said, I would prefer for the special keys to affect these other media players.  If anyone knows how to do this for the Y510 I would be very thankful. 

- Cidol
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04-17-2008

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Re: Special Key Reassignment [Question]

2008-04-18, 8:32 AM
it eazy... just right click on "User define button setting" icon on taskbar, will appear the setting window and select "open a program file on your notebook"  by click on a circle, then browse your favorite program and click ok... tries it.
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Re: Special Key Reassignment [Question]

2008-04-18, 16:43 PM
I appreciate the response, but I'm not refering to the user defined button.  I need to change the other special keys (such as the play/pause, stop, next/skip buttons.)

I can get the user defined key to open up another media player, but I can't get the rest of the buttons to affect the other media player i've opened. 
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Re: Special Key Reassignment [Question]

2008-04-18, 18:58 PM
Use a program called SharpKeys (free, google it). It makes registry changes blessed by Microsoft to remap any key to any other key, so once you make changes, there's no little program running in the background.

Use it to remap the touch-sensitive media keys to whatever hotkeys work with your preferred media player.

-Warr

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Re: Special Key Reassignment [Question]

2008-04-19, 0:59 AM
SharpKeys is pretty nifty.  But I wasn't able to figure out how to pull off what I wanted with it specifically.  I did find a solution to my problem however.  You can activate the global buttons inside the media player itself ( for winamp, Options>Preferences>Global Keys; iTunes is something like iRemote.).  Thanks for the help.  ;D

- Cid
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