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Increase the media functionality by adding Media Controls on Taskbar

How to add media controls to the taskbar in Windows 10

Although Windows 10 is not an open-source software but there are numerous methods it can be customized. There are differently built-in tools available in Windows using which users can change the appearance, change themes, colors many more. For example, the Taskbar is always on the desktop. You can increase or decrease the transparency taskbar of up to 100%. The real-time download and upload speed (bandwidth monitoring) can also be displayed alongside the speed graph bar. Taskbar can be customized in a different way and it will be really cool to see. Today we are here with another cool idea for your Taskbar- Addition of media controls. You can easily add media control using Taskplay.

Add Media Controls to Taskbar

Taskplay is a free open source tool. This tool allows you to perform basic actions like Play, Pause, Next and Rewind. Although media player has its own dedicated media control options to control what is being played. It will really be easy to control and look cool as well. Follow the instructions given below to add media control to Taskbar.

  • Click here to download Taskplay. You can also visit the official Github page here.
  • Install the application. As soon as the installation gets complete three controls will appear on the taskbar- Play, Pause and Next buttons.

windows 10 taskplay media control

NOTE: By default, Windows may hide these control but these are easily accessible on the icon tray. You can drag these control to the taskbar for easy access.

windows 10 taskbar taskplay

Taskplay as Startup Application

You can easily set Taskplay as a startup application. Whenever the system is turned on, the application will start. To do so follow the instructions given below,

  • Right-click on the Taskplay and tap on Settings.
  • Under the settings, tick on ‘Start Taskplay with Windows’ checkbox. Click on Apply then OK.

taskplay setting startup

  • Now Taskplay will start with the Windows.

If you any confusion/ queries regarding the taskplay please let us know in the comments. We will try our best to help you.

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