Introduction: How to Get Windows Media Player 11 to Open in the Now Playing Menu Instead of Library.
One of the worst parts about WMP11 is that every time you run the program, its default is to open in the Library, instead of the Now Playing window. Microsoft decided that people shouldn't have the ability to set it to open in a certain window, so this tutorial shows you how to do it. (and its so much easier then you would think)
Step 1: Create Desktop Shortcut
Click the start menu
click COMPUTER or MY COMPUTER
select your harddrive
Click Program Files
Click WINDOWS MEDIA PLAYER
When it opens, locate the wmplayer.exe file
Right click it and create a desktop shortcut
Step 2: Enter the Command
Now that you have a wmplayer.exe shortcut on your desktop, right click it
select the Shortcut tab
You will see the Target of the shortcut
place your cursor after the ....exe" and type
/prefetch:1 /Task NowPlaying
(there is a space between the exe" and /prefetch and inbetween prefetch:1 and /task)
Click the shortcut and watch it open in the correct window.
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