Skin Mode and the Mini Player

Windows Media Player provides several different display options. Not only can you resize the WMP window, as you can any Windows application, but you also can display it in the compact Skin mode—or as a Mini Player on the Windows taskbar.

Switching to Skin Mode

The default display mode for WMP is the Full mode. If you'd rather display the player without all the extraneous controls, you can switch to Skin mode. As you can see in Figure 10, Skin mode focuses your attention on the video/visualization window. Some controls are shrunk and others are hidden. You switch to Skin mode by clicking the Switch to Skin Mode button at the lower right of the WMP window.

Figure 10. Windows Media Player in Skin mode.

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