I have a laptop running Windows 8.1. On the keyboard of this laptop, I have a couple special keys for play/pause, stop, forward, back (the 4 arrow keys when the Fn key is held down). When I try to use one of these keys, it attempts to open Windows Media Player. Is there a way to make those function keys affect the media player that is currently open/playing, instead of always trying to open WMP? I use Spotify for music and VLC for video, it would be very nice for those function keys to work with those two instead of WMP.
I have an external keyboard that I plug in sometimes, and it also has special media keys (play/pause, forward, back). Those keys work just as I want them to with Spotify and don't open WMP, so it's obviously possible. I just have no idea how to change the functions of the built-in keyboard.