HP/Compaq :: Boot Ubuntu With QuickPlay Buttona Brief Guide

Jan 31, 2009

It has been known that HP has dropped the development of QuickPlay Direct due to compatibility issue.

For old model of Pavillion (before dv x5xx) that shipped with Vista as OS, HP did not include QuickPlay direct features anymore.

However, if you have managed to download QuickPlay Direct 2.3, you still can install QuickPlay Direct. In some models, a registry hacked was needed to install QuickPlay Windows and QuickPlay Direct. Some models of Presario that have QuickPlay button may also install QuickPlay.

For Pavillion models dv x5xx and above, installing QuickPlay Direct 2.3 would give you BSOD due to ICH8 sata driver.

I recently bought the last model of dv2700 series, dv2922tx, I prefer this old model instead of dv4 for some personal reasons. In this model, I did some try and error attempts to utilize QuickPlay button.............

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HP/Compaq :: QuickPlay Button Remapperconfigure Your QuickPlay Buttons The Way You Want Them

Jul 25, 2009

This little piece of software will map the QuickPlay media keys such as QuickPlay, MediaSmart, DVD, Info Center and Calculator (where available) to any application of your choice.

Detailed info can be found in the readme file, but i don't think you'll need any explanation. Please report any bugs or feature requests you may have.

Extract to a folder of your choice and run QPRemapper.exe. It should work with all QuickPlay laptops, i have tested it on my DV9700 and DV5 and it works perfectly. A friend of mine confirmed it works on a Compaq CQ45 too. Since version 1.2 also supports more keys and will work with older series like nx9000. v1.3 works with DV7 too. If it doesn't work with yours let me know.

New feature in v1.3 - Volume control speed hack! If you felt that the volume bar is too slow for your taste, this is the option for you. Make your volume bar between 2 and 6 times faster, depending on your liking. Have fun!

Download: [url]

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My HP Pavillion dv2680 entertainment notebook has a feature called QuickPlay which consists of a special button on the keyboard which, when pressed, will turn the notebook on and launch the media software HP QuickPlay as soon as its up and running.

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This button has been designed for launching the notebook into a media player rather than a notebook. The operating system (Vista in my case) is receiving some form of notification that QuickPlay was requested, instead of a usual boot.

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I had a registry hack to remap the quickplay button that worked fine under XP. This is the touch sensitive control at the top of my dv5t next to the mute, volume, play controls. Under XP the location was:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerAppKey18

But it doesn't appear to work under Win 7. Does anyone know the location for Win 7?

I don't want to install Quickplay, and didn't need to under XP. All the other buttons work fine out of the box.

I've seen two locations for Vista:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeCyberLinkQuickPlay
Change the key "Main" to the path of the program you want (sans the quotation marks if you copy it as a path). The original value of this is something like C:Program Files (x86)HPQuickplayOP.exe (no quotation marks). Replace that. I replaced it with C:Program Files (x86)Microsoft Origami Experience Pack 2.0Origami Experienceox.exe (Origami central executable).

and

You can reassign the quickplay button to open any program by changing the "QAction" value in [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeHewlett-PackardHP Quick Launch Buttons].

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