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how to assign keyboard shortcuts to iTunes

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    England
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    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    how to assign keyboard shortcuts to iTunes


    on my laptop i've got media shortcuts on the arrow keys, like this

    and whenever i use them, it opens WMP, but i want them to go to iTunes. is this possible?

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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    England
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    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by medab1 View Post
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    not quite what i was looking for. i was looking for way that i could make the play/pause, next, previous, stop buttons control itunes. this just show how to make them open it
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rafspek View Post

    not quite what i was looking for. i was looking for way that i could make the play/pause, next, previous, stop buttons control itunes. this just show how to make them open it
    It seems like once it is open the other keys would function as intended.

    Just assign the key that now opens media player to Itunes.

    EDIT- Hold the Fn key when pressing volume up & down, ff Pause , etc.
    Last edited by David Bailey; 28 Apr 2013 at 07:32.
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    England
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    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by medab1 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by rafspek View Post

    not quite what i was looking for. i was looking for way that i could make the play/pause, next, previous, stop buttons control itunes. this just show how to make them open it
    It seems like once it is open the other keys would function as intended.

    Just assign the key that now opens media player to Itunes.

    EDIT- Hold the Fn key when pressing volume up & down, ff Pause , etc.
    yeah, i know about the fn key thing. thanks
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    Open the Control Panel and check if you have a "Keyboard" item in it. If not then you might want to check ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download X501A if they have the keyboard utility for for your laptop model so you can re-assign the keyboard funtionality.

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    Last edited by topgundcp; 28 Apr 2013 at 10:37.
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how to assign keyboard shortcuts to iTunes
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