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Support for global hotkeys


It would an interesting new feature to add support for global hotkey (keyboard shortcuts that works even when the application has not the focus). In an user-definable way it would be even better (see for example what is available in vlc media player)


auremompd wrote Mar 27, 2016 at 9:58 AM

I've received requests for this feature a number of times in my private e-mails and have actually tried to implement it. Unfortunately the .NET API doesn't contain anything helpful, and the few programming samples I've found on sites like Stack Overflow don't seem to work. I'd be happy to add this if I knew how. It's as if Microsoft didn't want global hotkey support on anything written with .NET.

If anyone reading this is interested in giving it a shot, the feature-global-media-keys branch contains some preliminary work I've done.