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Use media keys for an inactive iTunes

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If you are an iTunes user and love to use the media keys on your keyboard, there might be a chance that those keys don’t work when iTunes is inactive.

Well, I was facing this and I found the solution.

All you need to do is – download a 44KB .dll file and place it in a specific folder.

Download the .dll here.

XP Users can save the above linked file to C:\Program Files\iTunes\Plug-ins

Vista/7 users should save the file to C:\Users\(your username)\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes\iTunes plug-ins

There’s a chance for 7/Vista users that you don’t see the AppData folder. For that go to Control Panel | Folder Options | View Tab | Check the radio button saying “Show Hidden Files”.

Restart your app and voila, you have your keys now working all guns blazing.

If you encounter some issues, do let me know.

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Written by rahulbhagchandani

December 12, 2010 at 12:11 pm

Posted in How to

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