You can watch a video, TV show, DVD, or song with a visualization in Windows Media Player in full-screen mode. When the Player is in full-screen mode, you can control playback with either the on-screen controls that appear on top of the video or you can use the buttons and other controls on a compatible mouse.
When you switch to full-screen mode, the Player controls may appear for a short period of time (depending on the capabilities of your video card and the functionality of the video or DVD that you may be viewing). If you are unable to see the playback controls and you have not configured full-screen controls to be off, move your mouse to make them reappear.
Click the playback controls near the bottom on the screen.
Turn off the full-screen controls by doing the following:
Click the arrow below the Now Playing tab, click More Options, and then click the Performance tab.
In the DVD and Video Playback section, clear the Display full-screen controls check box.
The following table shows the various mouse playback controls. Use your mouse to perform any of the following tasks.
Play or pause an item
Click the left button
Fast forward an item
Press and hold the front thumb button
Rewind an item
Press and hold the back thumb button
Skip to the previous item
Click the back thumb button
Skip to the next item
Click the front thumb button
Increase or decrease the volume
Roll the mouse wheel away from you to increase the volume or toward you to decrease the volume
Mute the volume or restore the volume
Press the wheel button
Display other commands
Click the right button
To return to full mode, press ESC.
Not all mice are compatible with this feature.