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If you pin Windows Media Player 12 to the taskbar in Windows 7, and right-click on it, there is a option: Play all music Play all music

But I don't want to right click and select it, I want to create a shortcut and pin it to taskbar, when I click it, it opens WMP and automatically "Play all music" How do I do that?

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Use the following command:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe" /prefetch:11 /Query:3;3;6;Play all music;29518;-1;;;;0;;;;2;;

If you have a 32 Bit Windows, remove the ' (x86)' from the path.

How did I know this? I didn't. I fired up Process Explorer, then clicked the 'Play all music' from the Windows Media Player context menu on the task bar. Over in Process Explorer I looked at the properties for 'wmplayer.exe' and on the 'Image' tab it shows the full command.

So I have no idea what it all means, but it works (at least on my machine).

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thank you for your help, actually before I asked I opened process explorer to see what the command line is, but :LOL:, i looked at the command line and see "C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe" /prefetch:1", I thought that's it, because I didn't use the mouse and move across the box =)) – ranpagezz Feb 20 '12 at 1:07

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