These days i use iTunes as media player. Unlike winamp this program does not seem to support system-wide hotkeys to control playback. This is the place where a productivity tool like AutoHotkey comes into the rescue ;).

I have configured the following keys:

  • Move to next song: [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Right]
  • Move to previous song: [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Left]
  • Toggle play/pause: [Ctrl] + [Alt] + p
  • Turn volume up: [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Up]
  • Turn volume down: [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Down]
^!right::
DetectHiddenWindows , On
ControlSend , ahk_parent, ^{right}, iTunes ahk_class iTunes 
DetectHiddenWindows , Off
return

^!left:: 
DetectHiddenWindows , On
ControlSend , ahk_parent, ^{left}, iTunes ahk_class iTunes
DetectHiddenWindows , Off
return

^!p:: 
DetectHiddenWindows , On 
ControlSend , ahk_parent, {space}, iTunes ahk_class iTunes
DetectHiddenWindows , Off
return

^!up::
DetectHiddenWindows , On
ControlSend, ahk_parent, ^{UP}, iTunes ahk_class iTunes
DetectHiddenWindows , Off
return

^!down::
DetectHiddenWindows , On
ControlSend, ahk_parent, ^{DOWN}, iTunes ahk_class iTunes
DetectHiddenWindows , Off 
return