Tuesday, August 9, 2011


How To Permanently Display The List Pane In Windows Media Player

If you have noticed in Windows XP, the list pane of Windows Media Player 11 was always displayed in the right part of the screen (except in full screen mode). And In case of Windows Media Player 12, one have to manually right-click and choose "Show list" each time I open Windows Media Player and each time a new video starts. The question is how to permanently display the list pane?

Solution: This is by design, and there is no way to get or save the "list pane" in Windows Media Player 12. You must create a playlist to see your play list pane. Microsoft has changed a lot in its latest version of Windows Media Player 12. The last version of windows media player 11 is the only version that can show the playing list pane. And if you are interested to know how to create a playlist, follow the below steps.

Steps To Create a playlist:

  • 1. Click Start, point to All Programs, and then click Windows Media Player.
  • 2. If necessary, click Library.

You now see an expandable view of all the media items in your library.

If items appear in the Now Playing list, clear those items from the list to start fresh.

  • 3. Click Now Playing List and then click Clear List.

The list is cleared, and you are ready to build a new playlist. In this example, you will build a playlist of songs from several albums.

  • 4. To add an album to the playlist, in the Contents pane, click the plus sign next to All Music to expand the list, and then click the plus sign next to Album to expand the list of albums.

Windows Media Player expands the category and shows all the albums in your library.

  • 5. In the Contents pane, select an album title in the list, and drag the title to the List pane under Now Playing List.

When you drag an album from the Contents pane, all the songs in that album are added to the playlist.

  • 6. To add selected songs from an album, in the Contents pane, click the album.

In the Details pane, all the songs on the album are displayed.

  • 7. In the Details pane, hold down the CTRL key, and then click the songs you want to add to the playlist.
  • 8. Drag the selected songs to the List pane.

The selected songs are added to the playlist.

How To Permanently Display The List Pane In Windows Media Player

Steps To Save your Playlist :

  • 1. Click Now Playing List >> Click Save Playlist As.
  • 2. In the Save As dialog box, type a file name for your playlist, and then click Save.
  • 3. Your new playlist appears under My Playlists.
  • 4. To listen to or watch your new playlist, expand My Playlists, and then double-click the playlist you just created.
  • 5. Windows Media Player adds the songs from the playlist to the List pane and plays the songs, starting with the first song in the list.


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