Add Windows Media Player to the Windows XP taskbar

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope
add media player to taskbar

Control your Windows Media Player while in other programs by adding it to your Windows taskbar. To do this, follow the steps below.


This option is only available up through Windows Vista and does not work on newer versions of Windows.

  1. Right-click a blank portion of the Windows toolbar.
  2. Select Toolbars and choose Windows Media Player.

Now any time the Windows Media Player is open and minimized, you have a small player on the Windows toolbar.

Additional information

  • See our Media Player and taskbar definition for further information and related links on this term.