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I'm using VLC 1.0 on Windows XP and I've been trying to setup some global keybindings for skipping forward/back, etc.

It doesn't seem to recognize the Meta key. If I hold the Meta key and press the other key I want it just registers the other key by itself... What gives?

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The Windows key is for Window's functions and not third-party apps. – paradroid Sep 17 '11 at 11:31
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VLC just doesn't support using the Win key.

You can use AutoHotkey to work around this though. For example, this would map Win + O to Ctrl + Alt + O, which you could then assign in the VLC window.


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Is this documented regarding VLC? If so you get accepted. – codeLes Aug 25 '09 at 14:05
No idea. The fact that it just flat out doesn't work was good enough for me =) It's also a very common problem in hotkey controls. – The How-To Geek Aug 25 '09 at 16:20
works for me :) – codeLes Aug 25 '09 at 17:47

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