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I was searching for what that sound and media tool (The panel which name I could not find) is governed by, so that I can set, what apps have access to it. Specifically, I would like to know, how to do two things:

1) Give access to Windows Media Player (chrome, spotify or VLC work fine)

2) Set it so, that when I hit the "play/pause" button on my keyboard, it will either stop everything or start playing the active media. Now it sometimes stops one media and starts another, when Windows Media Player is open

I suppose the solution of 2) will be closely related to 1)

I run on Win 10 on HP Gaming Pavilion - 15-cx0017nc

Thank you for any references and help.

  • Media buttons on keyboards aren't controlled by a utility usually, unless the manufacturer has produced their own utility for handling this. Extra features may vary based on the media player and its support for additional hot keys. – music2myear Nov 10 at 2:51
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To get to Windows Media Player, click on Start, then in the far left side menu, scroll down to Windows Accessories, click the down arrow to expand Accessories and Windows Media Player is there for you to use. If I understand your question correctly, this is what you are looking for.

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