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Author Topic: IDEA: WMP mouse control  (Read 7973 times)

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IDEA: WMP mouse control
« on: November 18, 2008, 04:45:25 PM »
I've been thinking, I often fall asleep with my laptop on timer and my music playing via Windows Media Player.  Could a program be made whereby when the laptop is screen is closed or via a keystroke command, the mouse becomes a WMP controller whereby the left mouse button would be play/pause, right mouse button is stop (I'm using a Logitech VX Nano) the right mouse scroll direction becomes next song with the left becoming previous.  The mouse scroll wheel can then dictate volume.  If these functions could then become configurable then this would be a fantastic app that I'm sure would be of use to a lot of people

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Re: IDEA: WMP mouse control
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2008, 04:53:24 PM »
thats a nice idea.  :up:

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Re: IDEA: WMP mouse control
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2008, 05:35:41 PM »
Cheers.  I've just been thinking about how I songs could be changed without opening the laptop up each time and thought this would be the best place to come :)

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Re: IDEA: WMP mouse control
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2008, 05:51:26 PM »
it should be said that there are some very good hardware solutions to this problem, like a usb remote control (http://www.newegg.co...Item=N82E16880109001) which will do what you want but let you control volume, and more, and be usable from across the room.

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Re: IDEA: WMP mouse control
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2008, 07:07:56 PM »
Not seen anything like this in the UK but there may be something I guess.  Would be nice to have a software solution too tho if anyone is able to code such a mega useful piece of kit as I have a wireless mouse that I can use from the other side of the room :P 

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Re: IDEA: WMP mouse control
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2008, 09:27:46 AM »
Anyone able to make this at all?

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Re: IDEA: WMP mouse control
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2008, 08:22:09 AM »
Here you go, my first ever AutoHotKey script.

Install: Just run the exe
Usage: Press Escape to exit
and as requested
Left Click - Play/Pause
Right Click - Stop
Scroll - Volume Up/Down

Now, because I don't have a fancy mouse I couldn't test previous/next track, but I've assigned them to Mouse Button 4 and 5, so I'd be interested to see how you go.

Have fun.

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Re: IDEA: WMP mouse control
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2008, 08:27:57 AM »
That is fantastic-absolutely perfect!  Thank you so so much :-*

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Re: IDEA: WMP mouse control
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2008, 08:39:02 AM »
Hey, no worries it was fun.  :Thmbsup:

Do the alternate scroll buttons work?

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Re: IDEA: WMP mouse control
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2008, 08:44:06 AM »
For the previous/next track?  Yes thanks mate

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Re: IDEA: WMP mouse control (3 button version uploaded)
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2009, 05:38:33 AM »
Here's a 3 button version of MouseControl for those of us with 'normal' mice (requested by k0r0z1f)

Usage
  • Left Click: Play/Pause
  • Right Click: Next
  • Mouse Wheel: Volume
  • Middle Click: Previous
  • ESC: Exit

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Re: IDEA: WMP mouse control
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2009, 04:12:22 PM »
 :up: ;D ;D :Thmbsup:

works fine, play/pause(left click) doesnt work for me but i don't really care because windows player is already playing when I start the Mouse Control program

thank you very much

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Re: IDEA: WMP mouse control
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2009, 02:41:41 AM »
play/pause(left click) doesnt work for me but i don't really care because windows player is already playing when I start the Mouse Control program

My mistake,its really working perfectly  :-[