Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Enable Windows Media Player Minimize to Taskbar Tray Option in 7, Vista

Get Back WMP 12 Minimize to Taskbar Toolbar Option in Windows 7, Vista

Follow the steps below carefully to get back Minimize to Taskbar option.
Step 1 : Download this support wmpband.dll file, Click Here.     
Step 2 : Copy this file to C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player folder.
Enable Windows Media Player Minimize to Taskbar Tray
Step 3 : Press [Windows Key] + R  from keyboard and type in services.msc and click OK to open windows services. (You can also use Start > search Services)
Enable Windows Media Player Minimize to Taskbar Tray
Step 4 : Scroll down to find locate Windows Media Player Network Sharing Serviceand right click and Stop it if its not.
Enable Windows Media Player Minimize to Taskbar Tray
Step 5 : Now, Open the Command Prompt as administrator (Start > Search cmd > Right clickRun As Administrator) and execute the following command:
regsvr32 "C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpband.dll"
Wait to see the success message. That does it.
Enable Windows Media Player Minimize to Taskbar Tray
Lastly to test it, open windows media player and minimize it. Then right click on taskbar and use Toolbars > Windows Media Player and see if it works.
Enable Windows Media Player Minimize to Taskbar Tray
Enable Windows Media Player Minimize to Taskbar Tray
Hope it works for you and use this very useful feature back in windows media player.
Note : You can also minimize windows media player to system tray using an application called PowerMenu which gives addition options to manage a window, including minimizing to tray. Check #2 tool in this post on making window always stay on top to download PowerMenu.

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