Windows Media Player Windows Media Player

Play Music with Shortcuts

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Ctrl+P Play or pause a file. .
Ctrl+F / Ctrl+B Play the next or previous song.
F7 Mute and unmute the volume.
f8andf9 Inrease or decrease the volume.
Ctrl+H Turn shuffle on or off.
Ctrl+Shift+gandctrl+Shift+S Play faster or slower than normal speed (time compression).
Ctrl+Shift+N Play at normal speed.
Ctrl+W Close or stop playing a file.
Ctrl+S Stop playback.
Ctrl+Shift+F Fast-forward through video or music.

Other WMP 11 Shortcuts

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
F1 Open Help.
F5 Refresh information in the panes.
F6 / Shift+f6respectively Increase or decrease the size of album art.

Manage the Media Player Windows

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Ctrl+1 Switch to full mode.
Ctrl+2 Switch to skin mode.
Ctrl+M Show or hide the Classic Menus (menu bar) in full mode.
Alt+Space Opens the title bar menu (default Windows feature).
Alt+Space+Enter Restore Window (default Windows feature).
Alt+Space+X Maximize Window (default Windows feature).
Alt+Space+N Minimize Window (default Windows feature).
F11 Turn full page view on or off (default Windows feature).
Alt+F4 Close WMP (default Windows feature).

Manage Playlists and Library

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
F2 Edit Item.
Ctrl+N Create a new playlist.
F3 Add media to library.
Shift+f10, thena Add item(s) to Playlist.

Navigate with Keyboards in WMP Library

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Ctrl+E Move the focus to the search box in the library.
Ctrl+e, then 2xtab Go to Playlist/ Library Pane. Use arrow keys to navigate between Playlists, Library and Now Playing.
Ctrl+e, then 3xtab Go to Man Window (or press tab once when coming from the Playlist and Library Pane.
Ctrl+7 Switch to Artists in Music (or the first category in a media category after Recently Added).
Ctrl+8 Switch to Album in Music (or the second category in a media category after Recently Added).
Ctrl+9 Switch to Songs in Music (or the third category in a media category after Recently Added).
Alt+Arrow Left / Alt+Arrow Right Switch to previous or next view (same as Back and Forward buttons).
F4 Change how items are displayed in the Details pane by using the options available with the View Options button. Focus must be in the main Window. Presse ctrl+e, then 3x tab before.

Play Videos with Shortcuts

Shortcut Key Shortcut Description
Alt+1 / Alt+2 / Alt+3 Zoom Videos to 50/100/200 percent.
Alt+Enter Show video in full screen.
Ctrl+J Eject CD or DVD (except on computers with two or more CD or DVD disc drives).
Ctrl+Shift+B Rewind video.
Ctrl+Shift+C Turn captions and subtitles on or off.
Ctrl+U Specify either a URL or path of a file.
Ctrl+W Close or stop playing a file.
Ctrl+P Play or pause a file. .
Ctrl+S Stop playback.
Ctrl+F / Ctrl+B Play the next or previous item.
f8andf9 Inrease or decrease the volume.
Ctrl+H Turn shuffle on or off.
Ctrl+Shift+gandctrl+Shift+S Play faster or slower than normal speed (time compression).
Ctrl+Shift+N Play at normal speed.
Ctrl+Shift+F Fast-forward through video or music.
F7 Mute and unmute the volume.