It's easy to give Windows Media Player a new look by applying a skin. Each skin has a distinct appearance, and most skins incorporate basic Player functions, such as the ability to adjust the volume. Some skins offer added functionality, including special audio files, visualizations, and other custom features. The features that a skin provides are determined by its creator. You can select a skin from those provided with the Player, or you can download more skins from the Internet.
To install some skins, you must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group.
Click the View menu, and then click Skin Chooser.
If the View menu isn't visible, you'll need to show the menu bar by clicking Organize, pointing to Layout, and then selecting Show menu bar.
In the left pane, click the skin that you want to apply. A preview of the skin appears in the right pane.
Click Apply Skin.
To return to the Player Library from a skin, right-click anywhere on the Player, and then click Switch to Library.
Connect to the Internet.
Click More Skins.
Follow the instructions on the webpage for downloading a skin.
It is easy to give Windows Media Player a new look by applying a skin. Each skin has a distinct appearance and most skins incorporate basic Player functions such as playing and the ability to adjust the volume. In fact, some skins offer added functionality such as providing special audio files that you can play, visualizations that you can view, and other custom features. The functionality that a skin provides is determined by its creator. You can select and apply a skin from the standard set of skins that is provided with the Player, and you can download more skins from the Internet. Then you can try different skins until you find one that meets your needs.
If the View menu is not visible, show the Classic Menus.
In the skins list, click the skin that you want to apply. A preview of the skin appears.
Click Apply Skin. This displays the Player in skin mode using the skin that you chose. Now you can explore how the skin works and what it can do.
Start the Player and connect to the Internet.
Click More Skins. The Skins for Windows Media Player webpage appears.
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