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The keyboard shortcuts work for other windows applications apart from Windows Media Player, if you have opened multiple programs at a time and when the cursor is focused on the other application the arrow keys will work for only that application. The arrow keys work for the programs which are focused on.
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I'm glad that you and Dave have brought this issue up. I was veritable forced to upgrade after Vista died right under my feet. In peril of losing all of my data, I upgraded. Now I find Media Player 12 virtually unusable. In MP11, while playing video, [shift+right arrow] would skip the movie ahead about 10 seconds, [right arrow] would jump ahead about 3-4 minutes, and [ctrl+right arrow] would jump ahead about 10 minutes. The left arrow performed similarly, only it jumped backward. Very intuitive. This allowed for greater control in navigation and allowed you to very quickly find an exact place within a movie.Thats it u nailed it. but now that i think about why the ____ would u even need to focus anything why cant the ____ thing be focus on the bar no matter what your doing. Why cant it work like every other porgram in the world. Id use winamp if the ____ thing didnt crash ever 5 seconds. This focus thing is stupid just make a shortcut key that only works in windows media player. I will find a solution and post it here even if it takes all day
To be clear, this functionality still exists in WM12, but the instant that the seek bar fades from view, the arrows lose their functionality (thereby rendering them almost useless). In wm11, the arrows would retain this ability even after the seek bar faded. The seek bar was also instantly selected once you went into Full Screen mode. That functionality had to have been coded by someone. Surely someone thought that it was a good idea. Who's idea was it to eliminate/omit that? I want to go back to Vista just for the media player. I hope MS has a solution in store, and soon.
Swathi B and Jason H, I would particularly like to comment on how incredibly poor this case was handled! It is VERY clear that neither of you even read the question/concern, just copied and pasted a canned reply and off you sent it. This seems to happen alot with you folks! Any reason why?
This is EXTREMELY frustrating when you folks ask for us to help you make things better and yet you folks NEVER provide useful information. Instead we're left with the feeling that we're clearly as dumb as can be! Thanks for that by the way. It's really something to see that you have 5 metals by your name but you've proven to us atleast that your knowledge is clearly under ours. Please don't comment unless you actually have a clue. Thank you for your time.
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