Brief rewind hotkey in Windows Media Player

Posted on 2011-04-27
Last Modified: 2012-05-11

When playing a simple .wav audio file from the hard drive (i.e. not using the CD/DVD drive) in Windows Media Player (wmp) (v12), is there any way to get just a very brief rewind?  I'm thinking of something similar to how most voice mail systems, as you are listening to a message, allow you to press a number on your phone to go back just a few seconds.

I am not refering to anything requiring a mouse click, etc., because I find it almost impossible to consistently get a rewind increment of a very small size using a mouse.  As a result, I frequently find my self sitting and listening to content I don't want to hear while waiting for it to catch up to the position I want.

I'm also not wanting a simple rewind button like on a cassette player, etc. (although it would be nice to know how to do that on wmp as well).

I'm interested in having a single key which I can press once or multiple times as neede.  It's OK if it requires more than a single key because I can use AHK (AutoHotKey) to turn any key combination, etc., into a single key macro.  

BTW, I read something saying Ctrl+Shift+B is supposed to rewind but that is not doing it.

Question by:Steve_Brady
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    If you hold the shift key down, click the search-button once, then if you continue to hold the shift-button, you can use left and right keys to forward and rewind 1 second a time.

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    Sorry, ment to type search-BAR, not button :(

    Anyway, I've marked the search-bar on the enclosed picture.


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