How To Minimize Windows Media Player To Taskbar

I have seen my friends minimizing windows media player to run in the taskbar. Before that, I didn’t know how it was done. I looked through the options menu franticly for a way to do it. I gave up after a while thinking that it must have been a feature on a newer version of the software.

Then I realize how simple it was. To run windows media player in your taskbar, you will need to follow the steps below. This is how it looks like at first, when you minimize it before doing any changes.

Original windows media player minimized to taskbar

Right click on the taskbar, select Toolbars and then Windows Media Player.

Change toolbar setting

That is it. Minimize your windows media player now and you will see the player running in your taskbar as shown in the image below.

Windows media player running in taskbar

Enjoy your music :-)


64 thoughts on “How To Minimize Windows Media Player To Taskbar

  1. Manxandy says:

    Hahaha, thanks, I had this working a few weeks ago and must’ve removed the tool by by accident when I was rearranging my task bar and desktop. I would’ve found it eventually by myself, but couldn’t be bothered to do the work once I’d updated WMP and check it’s preferences.

    Thanks for throwing this up here. I didn’t need it, it’s just a bit easier to look at now :) .

  2. Roshia says:

    I thought I almost had an answer after checking my email after a long time and seeing these posts up.

    So… @Nano I saw the link you posted. The http://www.snaphow.com/enable-windows-media-player-minimize-to-taskbar-tray-option-in-7-vista/ link.

    Now. I followed ALL of these steps. My media player is updated. I installed the plugin and followed everything to a ‘t’. When I right click on my start bar and try to load a new toolbar for WMP? It doesn’t show still. How can I make it recognize WMP and allow it to be put on the toolbar? I tried to go in manually, browsing, to try and make it recognize the toolbar but that accomplished nothing.

    I suppose I’ll keep searching and try to figure it out. Until then I get an answer, I’ll just keep an eye out on this and see if anyone can answer me. Thank you for reading.

  3. abdul aziz says:

    oooalaaah gitu aja caranya.. aku dah update terus cari skins tetep gabisa tampilan bawah. ternyata cuma centang aja jadi deh.. maklum kurang pengalaman bro..

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