Multimedia Keyboard Does Not Work With Winamp

by Abhishek Bhatnagar on April 7, 2010


I have a logitech multimedia keyboard and I like to control Winamp with the Stop, Play, Pause, Forward, Backward keys on my multimedia keyboard to control Winamp. When I bough this keyboard, the multimedia keys were not working to control the Winamp Application.


My laptop also has multimedia keys on its Keyboard, it also did not work initially. Winamp is a popular Media player and I have been using it for years for playing audio / MP3 files. In this article I will tell you a really simple and easy to change setting to use your multimedia keyboard with Winamp. This tip also enables the multimedia keys on laptop, sometimes the touch keys on the laptop to work properly with Winamp Media Player.

Just open Winamp, click on Options > Preferences

This will launch Winamp Preferences Window



On Winamp Preferences window, click on the Global Hotkeys option on the left hand side panel. On the right hand side, check the two check-boxes which say “Enable Default multimedia key support” and “Enabled

Enable Multimedia Keys In Winamp

Just close the preference Window after that. Close Winamp and launch again, Winamp will now work with multimedia keyboard and laptop multimedia keys properly.

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Ja November 26, 2010 at 2:56 am

that’s it! thanks!

grateful May 31, 2011 at 12:23 am

I just thought they broke that function with Version 5… Thank you for figuring this out!

Rutger November 4, 2011 at 4:03 pm

Thank you very much for this quick toturial, have it working now, really helpfull

David December 3, 2011 at 1:30 pm

Thanks so much. It s so good when the web is usefull.

Avishay September 27, 2012 at 9:14 pm

Thank you !!!

Eduard February 17, 2013 at 9:00 pm

Worked like a Charm on my iMac Remote controller and keyboard; didn’t had to restart winamp though. Thanks.

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