I would also like to be able to play the previous track and play/pause. The problem is my keyboard doesn't have multimedia keys, so I want to setup hotkeys to do the same thing.

  • which media player? – fluxtendu Apr 2 '10 at 2:03
  • Foobar has /play, /pause, /next, so on so you can run them from a command line. I imagine many other players do too. – Phoshi Apr 2 '10 at 8:58

Not as far as I know. Are you familiar with scripting in AutoHotkey?


As described here, you can create a powershell script which gets called by a batch file:


$wshShell = new-object -com wscript.shell


powershell -ExecutionPolicy RemoteSigned -File "C:\path\to\your\script.ps1"

There's also a list of other keys:

Mute/Unmute: 173
Volume Down: 174
Volume Up: 175
Next Track: 176
Previous Track: 177
Stop Media: 178
Play/Pause: 179


Your best bet would be to use Autohotkey as this allows you to map keyboard shortcuts for most programs.


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