Question: Windows Media Player 11 Show Play List



February 9th, 2007 by Kat Kingsley-Hughes

Question:  “I closed the play list in Windows Media Player 11 and now I can’t find an option to get it back.  Is there a button to get it back?”

Yup.  Right click on the Now Playing button and click “Show List Pane”. 

Windows Media Player 11 Show Play List

The ‘mystery meat’ style of navigation on Microsoft’s redesigned menu-less apps are leaving a lot of people feeling lost. 

Windows Media Player 11 Show Classic Menu - File, View, Play, Tools, Help

You’ll find most of the options from previous versions under the Windows Media Player icon in the top left of the application. If you prefer to have the classic menu you can get them back by clicking on “Show Classic Menus”.  (To hide the menus again click Classic Menus on the View menu.)

Windows Media Player 11 - hide classic file menu

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25 Responses to “Question: Windows Media Player 11 Show Play List”

  1. charaf Says:

    thanx a lot friend that was very useful

  2. regz Says:

    thanks a lot.. this helps!

  3. shem Says:

    how do you show the playlist menu? the one on the right side. where i can manage the songs etc. it seems that this only showed me the toolbars.

  4. Kathie Says:

    You’ll find playlists by clicking Library where they appear under the Playlists section on the left.

    From there you can create a new Playlist by clicking Create Playlist.

    Your existing playlists will appear in the right hand pane. To see the songs in a playlist you need to double click on it. You can manage the songs from there (ie delete or move songs).

    To get that list into the List Pane click the “Edit in List Pane” button that you’ll find on the bottom right of the pane. That moves the list into the list pane and you can manage your list in a similar way to previous versions of Windows Media Player.

    Hope that helps! πŸ™‚
    Kathie
    Vexentricity.com

  5. Jim Bechrakis Says:

    Thanks i was looking for it for 15 mins until i thought of serching the internet. Thnx a lot!!!!

  6. Josh Says:

    haha i accidentally hid it before!! Cheers mate i couldnt figure out how to get it back!!
    HAHA thanks so much mate πŸ˜€

    by the way – cool site πŸ˜‰

  7. Ryan Says:

    Thanks a lot. I have been figuring out for the solution for more than half a year until I decided to search the Internet. I didn’t realise it was that simple!!

  8. wolvXV Says:

    hey mate,thanx alot.
    this piece of info really helped me out..
    cheers πŸ™‚

  9. Renars Says:

    damn! ! ! ! thnx πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  10. BRendon Says:

    wow.. what an intuitive place to hide the menu..

    thanks.

  11. SP Says:

    Love it…Ryan been wondering for half a year. I feel your pain mate. All tech’d up, search engine handy, but as stubborn as a mule. MS intuition hey…pfft!

    Cheers Kathie

  12. kleavon Says:

    cool. very useful info. i was kinda lost there for a sec. thought the playlist was gone forever..lol.thanks!!

  13. Kevin Says:

    God, it sucked, I’d open like 20 songs and have no idea where i was in the playlist, thought i messed up my Wmp, this worked, simple, fixed. like a year of wondering. πŸ™‚ Only reason I use this stupid program is cause Winamp keeps messing up and closing. πŸ™ Microsoft blows!

  14. Mathew Says:

    Ahhhhhhhh so there it is XD I already wondered where my playlist dissapeared off to πŸ™ Thx for that ^^,

  15. J Says:

    thank you! i’ve been here for 30 mins trying to figure this stupid thing out!
    this was SUPER helpful.
    they really need to redesign this interface…this is why itunes is blowing past them.
    stupid microsoft…

  16. Gianni Says:

    THANK U!!!!!!

  17. VPinho Says:

    Thank you…I’ve lost this panel too…Windows Media Player is badly programed…In my opinion..I think that this option could be in “View” menu!

    Na minha opiniΓ£o essa opção da playlist deveria de estar no menu “Ver”

  18. chloe Says:

    you can’t imagine how useful was that.it seems so easy but i’ve been looking it for 10 minutes:) thank you.

  19. Rayn Says:

    Thanks, you were a better help than the windows help files lol

  20. taugeh Says:

    Thanks! Spent like 15 mins searching,glad i saw your post =] Bloody Microsoft can’t even put it in the help file?

  21. Mo Says:

    Thankz Mate πŸ˜‰ Could not figure it out lol

  22. Rainbow_Blues Says:

    Cheers πŸ˜€

  23. warreng22 Says:

    WoW! I spent so much time trying to find that stupid option to turn the playlist back on! Finally I thought if I was having this much trouble, surly someone else did too. I went to yahoo ran a search open this link, and fixed it in about 2 seconds πŸ™‚

    Microsoft is stupid. They just can’t leave stuff alone that works just fine. They have to screw with the stuff that works, and they never fix the stuff that don’t.

    Anyway, I’m done ranting πŸ™‚ Thanks for the Info!

  24. Denise Says:

    Nice site… Thanks lots… Bye…. Muahhhhhhhhhhhhh

  25. Denise Says:

    WoW! I spent so much time trying to find that stupid option to turn the playlist back on! Finally I thought if I was having this much trouble, surly someone else did too. I went to yahoo ran a search open this link, and fixed it in about 2 seconds πŸ™‚

    Microsoft is stupid. They just can’t leave stuff alone that works just fine. They have to screw with the stuff that works, and they never fix the stuff that don’t.

    Anyway, I’m done ranting πŸ™‚ Thanks for the Info!

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