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How to Change the Skins

Give the Player a New Look

It’s easy to give Windows Media Player a new look by changing its outward appearance. You can do this by applying a skin, changing the Player color, or adding a video border color.
You can change the appearance of the Player by applying a skin. Each skin has a distinct appearance and most skins incorporate basic Player functions such as play, previous, next, stop, and the ability to adjust the volume. For example, the skins offer added functionality such as new audio files you can play, visualizations you can view, and other custom features.
You could apply a skin from the skins that is provided with the Player, or you can download skins from the web site.
The skin you apply may not have all of the functionality that the Player supports. The functionality of a skin is determined by its creator. For your information, some skins do not have a Video and Visualization pane. But, you cannot view media clips, DVDs, or visualizations in those skins.
The best way to learn about a skin and its features is to apply the skin and have fun exploring what it allows you to do. Once you apply the skin to the Player, the Player is displayed in the skin each time you change from full mode to skin mode.
To apply a skin:
  • In Media Player, open the Access applications menu button, point to View, and then select Skin Chooser.
  • In the skins list, click the skin you want to apply.
  • A preview of the skin appears.
  • Click Apply Skin.
  • You will see the Player in skin mode using the skin you chose. Now you can explore how the skin works and what it can do for you.
    Note: You must be in full mode before you can change a skin.