I do a lot of transcribing and taking notes from audio programs, and often switch back and forth between MS Word and my media player (VLC). How can I make the Play/Pause button on the type keyboard function when VLC is not the active window?
Windows Media Player doesn't seem to have keyboard shortcuts for rewinding 5-10 seconds (which I use often), and Media Monkey (which I just downloaded from their website) doesn't respond to the play/pause button when the inactive window.
Okay, problem solved. VLC does allow this feature, I just didn't know about it. It's in the preference settings under 'global hotkeys'. I tried this out, closed and reopened VLC, and got it to work. Here is a screenshot of the settings menu in VLC in case anyone else is looking to do the same.