Dell 9100 notebook Media buttons - How to customize???

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by percy, Nov 8, 2004.

  1. percy

    percy OSNN Senior Addict

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    hi. i have a Dell 9100. How can is customize these buttons by the keyboard so that i can use to play other dvd players aside from the factory installed Dell Media since it does not work well (does not play dvds).. thanks.
     
  2. NetRyder

    NetRyder Tech Junkie Folding Team

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    Do you have the Dell QuickSet software installed? That's what allows you to customize the buttons. It would be on one of the CDs you received with the machine. You can also check for updated versions on Dell Support's Downloads page:
    http://support.dell.com
     
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  3. percy

    percy OSNN Senior Addict

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    ok. i'll check that. i had called tech this afternoon and she said that it can't be modified which i didn't believe anyway. i'll check the software features and other updated downloads so that i can customize it. thanks for the info.
     
  4. NetRyder

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    I'm not sure to what degree the software allows you to customize the buttons, since I don't have the same machine. My 5100 has just one button marked "i" beside the power button that can be customized to launch any application using QuickSet...I just never use it.
    It's worth a try anyway. [​IMG]
     
  5. percy

    percy OSNN Senior Addict

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    thanks anyway. i guess it's Dell customized to there supported softwares only.
     
  6. zeke_mo

    zeke_mo (value not set) Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    I have that same computer and those keys only work for Windows Media Player with no software installed, it would be nice to get them working with winamp...but I dont think that will happen
     
  7. percy

    percy OSNN Senior Addict

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    yeah, that is not cool. i own the hardware but i can't even customize how its parts works. i am using CyberlinkPowerDVD to play with a dvd because the Dell Media has a problem with its audio. the problem is DTS audio setup is not supported by the audio setup and it does not have the option.. :(
     
  8. NetRyder

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    Did you try QuickSet then?
     
  9. percy

    percy OSNN Senior Addict

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    i did try quickset but it only gives you the option for customizing other functions like battery hibernation but not customizing the media buttons to function with another player software. :(