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  • Question

  • How can I listen to music while I am not in Itunes or IE (Pandora)?

    As soon as I change screens the music stops.

    Thursday, January 10, 2013 11:30 PM

Answers

  • the apps are suspended when you switch away from them

    The app must support background tasks to continue to play:


    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsappdev/archive/2012/05/16/being-productive-when-your-app-is-offscreen.aspx

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsappdev/archive/2012/05/24/being-productive-in-the-background-background-tasks.aspx


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    • Marked as answer by Juke Chou Monday, January 14, 2013 9:57 AM
    Friday, January 11, 2013 9:10 PM
    Answerer
  • You can use the Desktop Media Player application.

     

    -Noel


    Detailed how-to in my eBooks:  

    Configure The Windows 7 "To Work" Options
    Configure The Windows 8 "To Work" Options

    • Marked as answer by Juke Chou Monday, January 14, 2013 9:57 AM
    Sunday, January 13, 2013 3:17 AM

All replies

  • the apps are suspended when you switch away from them

    The app must support background tasks to continue to play:


    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsappdev/archive/2012/05/16/being-productive-when-your-app-is-offscreen.aspx

    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/windowsappdev/archive/2012/05/24/being-productive-in-the-background-background-tasks.aspx


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    • Marked as answer by Juke Chou Monday, January 14, 2013 9:57 AM
    Friday, January 11, 2013 9:10 PM
    Answerer
  • You can use the Desktop Media Player application.

     

    -Noel


    Detailed how-to in my eBooks:  

    Configure The Windows 7 "To Work" Options
    Configure The Windows 8 "To Work" Options

    • Marked as answer by Juke Chou Monday, January 14, 2013 9:57 AM
    Sunday, January 13, 2013 3:17 AM