You actually *can* do this, it's just a pain:
If the active focus is set to the pertinent playlist, pressing spacebar will
David added that for y'all based upon my request to him. Why doesn't it
always do that? Because the spacebar is a UI activation event in Windows,
and doing that would wreak havoc with accessibility, so it's just a
non-starter as an idea, sorry.
Speaking for myself only.
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"John" <John@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> does anyone know how to change the keyboard shortcuts in Windows Media
> Player version 11? I'd like to change the shortcut for pausing to the
> spacebar ideally.