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:
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:
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).
You can reassign the quickplay button to open any program by changing the "QAction" value in [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREWow6432NodeHewlett-PackardHP Quick Launch Buttons].
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!
I just got my new DV4t yesterday with a blu ray drive and it's pretty awesome. However, I was hoping I could use the quickplay function so I could use less battery life and use my CPU's power only for watching blu rays without vista wasting resources in the background. But it always boots straight into Windows first and then loads quickplay second.
I have the dv9535nr and am dual booting Windows7 and XP Pro. I have tried and tried to get HP Quickplay working on at least one of these, perferably XP since 7 will be up in August. The problem is I finally got Quickplay and my TV tuner working (on Win 7), but it is the new 3.6 or 3.7 version of Quickplay which sucks. The window is buggy and the channels typed in overlay each other every time. I want the old Quickplay that I got with Vista originally. I have spent to much time on HP's site trying to resolve this.
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.
My question is, is can this button be used to launch an alternative operating system?
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.
Such an option would mean a pre-Windows Vista boot loader to interpret the options during boot.
solution to remapping the annoying Envy special function keys
I bought an envy about a month ago and have been working through the usual new laptop quirks. There are plenty of hard-to-notice-until-bought pros and cons that I might pour over some time, but right now I'd just like to mention my findings with respect to the Envy Quick Launch keys that are located on the left of the keyboard.
By default, these keys open up a mail program, HP's MediaSmart SmartMenu, a web browser, printing, and the Windows calculator program. You can see them on the left side of the keyboard, with labels I'll explain in a moment:
There's no way in the HP software to customize the buttons, so I did a little bit of fishing around and found some useful information.
My original intent was to make a small program that would sit in the system tray and simply have a menu to disable all the buttons at will or re-enable them. The buttons are nice, but they aren't the most useful thing to have enabled when one is trying to play a full-screen game. I'd keep getting sent back to the desktop because I accidentally opened a calculator instead of pressing ctrl............
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.............
Recently,a friend gave me is hp pavillion dv5226ca(dv 5000 series)because he was buying a new one .The hdd was dead,so I changed it and installed a clean copy of XP Pro.I have downloaded all the drivers that were avalaible on hp website for this product(at least,all that were working),and all the laptop features are working,except quickplay buttons and the included mini remote.
If I press one of the 2 quickplay buttons while XP running,nothing happen.If I press it while the computer is off,then the laptop power on but loads XP normally instead of quickplay interface.Remote control doesn't work independently of the buttons pressed and power state.
In device manager,all the devices are working and installed properly.
What do I need to do to get those buttons and the remote to work,knowing I don't have anything else than the laptop and the charger?
currently the dominant functions of f1-5, and 7-12 are: screenswitch, wireless, battery, brightness down, brighness up, mute, volume up, volume down, rewind, play/pause, and fast forward.
This means any time I want to use one of these F-keys i have to press function...it also means that when I'm playing wow if my hand slips while hitting the 2 key I end up disconnecting my self from the game (internet off!) UNACCEPTABLE!
I own a VGN-AR21S, but the following is also true for the 31 and 41 series and lots of other models.
Although the specs say that the max supported ram is 2GB I upgraded to 4 GB without problems, as the chipset supports them.
Well, almost. The problem is that the BIOS does not do the so called memory remap, and thus the upper 1 GB cannot be seen and the system reports 3GB available (on Windows 7 x64, but also Vista, Linux, etc).
I already upgraded the BIOS to the R0200J6 version supported by AR31S in order to enable VT (through the notorious symcmos hack), thus I was wondering:
Does anybody know if it's possible to upgrade to later BIOS versions? (e.g. the R2090J8 supported by the 71 serie which fully supports memory remap)?
Ok after 3 days of using the 1340 I just realized the button on the top panel that you can use to increase/decrease volume stopped working. I had updated the latest drivers from Dell site but not sure if that is the reason.
Also non of the other buttons that are for DVD work either. And I know they were working when I got the laptop and only thing I have done is update with latest drivers.
my mute button at the top of my computer functions, but does not change color when i mute or unmute something i'm watching or listening to. it does however make a popping noise and change color at what seems like random, just when clicking through websites. it will change color and making this popping noise but it won't actually mute. the color changing is not really an issue for me it's just the random "pop" sound i get that can get very annoying and have no idea how to get it running again properly. it's been like this for several weeks and can't trace it back to anything i've done around that time.
So yesterday after getting home i decided to use my laptop. Well i opened up the screen and noticed my wifi and sound buttons were orange but the sound was still on and so was the wifi. First things first i tried new drivers... No luck. After this i decided to open up the laptop and check the cable. Durring this i got the wifi button to work for about 5 seconds im not sure what i did but it still dosent work. I even tried another media bar cover from a working dv7 still no luck. So does anyone know where my problem might be or do i have to send this laptop into hp?
ive got a compaq v6000 had it about a year only just started to use it, am wondering what the lit up blue button too the left of the mute and volume slider buttons do. its like a anti clockwise circle/arrow i press it and it does nothing
I just got my new HDX16 and for the first couple of minutes the backspace, enter, and number lock keys didn't work. But after a couple of minutes they work. They have been working since. I have shutdown and rebooted a couple of times and they are still working.
My wife got this HP G60-120us notebook computer. It's about two years old now. I'm planning on getting her a new laptop so I can get this one. The only thing that I really do not like about this laptop is the freakin mouse button. It's so loud and clicks so loud as well. What I'm using now is my old Dell laptop and I love the mouse button so quiet and smooth unlike the HP. Is there anyway to make this sound quiet? Like open it up and spray some WD-40? J/K, is all HP's like this?
i got a studio15 laptop on 25th of feb. after 4-5 days it start giving me the eject button problem on start up. the button remains on for 2-4 minutes and the touch panel:confused does not work. i contacted dell for the problem, they recommend me to update BIOS, but does not work.
I recently purchased the studio xps 16 and did a clean install.
Every one of the touch buttons works like the sound buttons, but for some reason the eject button will not respond, and i have to go to my computer to eject a disc every time.
What was also missing was that when i adjusted the volume level, no bar would come up on my screen showing me what level it was at. Although minor problems, I was wondering if it is possibly a driver that i haven't downloaded?