I've got a laptop running Windows 7, and it's usually playing music. It's not in a secure location, so I like to lock the screen when I'm not actively using it. When I lock the screen, the media keys no longer work, so I can't control the music, which I'd still like to be able to do when it's locked. The volume buttons work, but play/pause, next, previous, and stop do not.
Microsoft's recommendation is to simply disable your lock screen. Thanks, but no thanks. There was a similar question on this site a while ago that mentions using
psexec. This looks promising, but it's not a complete solution. Is there maybe a program I could run through that that would just pass media keys through to running applications when the screen is locked? I'd prefer an application-agnostic solution that would simply emulate media keys to whatever's running.