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Can you disable the "mini player toolbar" in WMP?

by i_stainbrook / March 3, 2006 7:46 AM PST

I find the "mini player toolbar" that appears on the taskbar when you minimize Windows Media Player very annoying. Is there a way to disable it?

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by John.Wilkinson / March 3, 2006 11:04 AM PST

I believe you mean you would like to minimize WMP to the system tray instead of the task bar. If that's the case, I have just the thing for you. WMP doesn't have the option by default, but you can download the Windows Media Bonus Pack for Windows XP by clicking here, then follow the instructions available here.

Hope this helps,

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by i_stainbrook / March 4, 2006 12:48 AM PST
In reply to: Yes...

Now I no longer have to wait 10 seconds while WMP moves itself to the taskbar.

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Disabling the Windows Media Player Miniplayer
by nspur / March 19, 2009 8:28 PM PDT
In reply to: Thanks!

Just for note, you can right-click the Taskbar and go to Toolbars and uncheck Windows Media Player to turn it off. Would be intuitive if there was an instruction in the WMP options, or on the minipayer

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