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I'm using Windows 8 and I want to play / pause my Winamp's songs. However, when I press the Play button, media player launches.

I've changed the preference of Winamp shortcuts and it didn't help...

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You have to make Winamp as your default media player.Default Programs is used to choose which programs you want Windows to use by default to open a particular type of file, such as a music file, an image, or a web page. For example, if you have more than one media player installed on your computer, you can choose one of them to be the default player.

To do that:

  • Click the Start button to view the Start Menu and then choose the Control Panel option.
  • From the options choose Programs.
  • Under Programs click on Default Programs.
  • The windows shows various options. Click on the Set your default program.
  • A window opens up with the list of all programs available on your computer, choose your preferred player.
  • Click OK to save changes and Restart.

Check if you can access with the play button. If not then

  • Click the Start button to view the Start Menu and then choose the Control Panel option.
  • From the options choose Programs.
  • Under Programs click on Default Programs.
  • Click the last option in the Default Programs that is Set program access and computer defaults. Window opens up with three configuration options.Using this you can control access to some programs and also set default programs for the computer.
  • Customize the configuration settings by clicking on Custom option. Window opens up
  • Change default media player as Use my Current Media Player.

Click OK to save changes and restart.

Hope it helps.

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Thank you, Ahmed –  Adi Abinun Mar 19 '13 at 19:56

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