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Dell Inspiron Media Buttons

For Inspiron models: 6000, 8500, 8600, 9100, 9200, 9300 and XPS Gen 1 and 2

For Inspiron models: 6000, 8500, 8600, 9100, 9200, 9300 and XPS Gen 1 and 2

The plugin enables the use of the media buttons available on the Dell laptops:

- Inspiron: 6000, 8500, 8600, 9100, 9200, 9300

- XPS Gen 1 and 2

If it works with other models, please contact me, so I can update the list.

I can only guarantee it will work on 8600 and 8500, but people claim it works on the other models as well.

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September 23, 2005 by Seph Soliman66965 downloads

Dell Inspiron Media Buttons - For Inspiron models: 6000, 8500, 8600, 9100, 9200, 9300 and XPS Gen 1 and 2

Staff review

Media key support

Not sure if this works (since i don't have the required hardware to test this on) but Winamp at least recognises the plugin when started after installing it..


Inspiron m5030. Worked perfectly. Thanks a lot! - March 20, 2011 by [email protected]

Cool, works great on my dell studio 1555 too. - March 18, 2011 by Siddharth D

Cool, works on new XPS 15! - January 13, 2011 by [email protected]

As promised! It works great with my Inspiron E1505 - December 5, 2010 by jdbasset

Works great with my HP Pavilion - November 1, 2010 by Ron

Trabajó perrectamente en mi DELL VOSTRO 1520 :D !! - September 30, 2010 by [email protected]

amazing! this even worked for inspiron 1464..i thought id never get a plugin like this..thanks!!! running on windows 7 home basic, 64-bit.. - August 2, 2010 by anjhelA

You can add the XPS Studio 1640 to that list, it runs flawlessly on it, well done :3Running on 7 Pro, 32-bit - June 21, 2010 by [email protected]

Works fine on my Inspiron 1545, W7 64 bit. Thanks! - June 7, 2010 by LIU

Excellent plugin. Works with XPS 1645 flawlessly. - May 20, 2010 by badmarsh

On my Dell Inspiron 6400 everything but the stop button work nice and smoothly. Thanks Seph!! - April 16, 2010 by [email protected]

Works on the Dell Inspiron 1525 under Windows 7 Professional 64 bit.. - March 5, 2010 by [email protected]

This is really neat. A small, simple plugin that just works. I have it going on my M1330 under WindowsXP with no problems at all. Thanks Seph Soliman! - January 4, 2010 by Tim Harman

Works great with the Dell Precision M6300 laptop. - December 31, 2009 by Ezra J

Awesome - This works for my 1520. Yay! - September 30, 2009 by jayjaylame

Works E1705 - The plugin works fine on my Inspiron E1705. Good work! - September 26, 2009 by CoolerTheGreat

Works with Gateway M-Series - This actually works on the Gateway M-Series laptop multimedia buttons too. Great job :) - July 7, 2009 by i.ate.your.children

It works on my XPS M1530 - Ive been testing your plugin on my Dell XPS M1530 Laptop and its very useful. Thanks a lot! - April 26, 2009 by Genghis Entel

Yay!!! - Works with my Studio 17, actually works better than with MediaCenter as it will function with winamp running in the background where as MC had to be the top window! - April 12, 2009 by Mike Turner

Dell E1405 - The controls wok fine on my Dell E1405. Great plug-in. - April 5, 2009 by Claudiu Lefter

Fantastic! - I've had my Dell Inspiron 1525 for about 6 months and have been so frustrated that the media buttons don't work with winamp! This is exactly what I needed! Thanks! - March 14, 2009 by Tasha Couling

Works great. - Just thought it was worth nothing that this also works with the media buttons on Dell Studio laptops, too. - March 13, 2009 by John Jones

Works with dell studio 1735 - awesome plug in it makes winamp ten times better with dell - February 26, 2009 by Dylan Weremeichik

Works fine! - Works on my inspiron 1525 well... GJ dude - February 14, 2009 by Imba Junkie

Works with Dell Precision M6300 - Works with Dell Precision M6300 - February 4, 2009 by James Elterman

This works on E1505 as well... - Thanks! Just what I needed! - January 15, 2009 by Stoph Campbell

Simple as that - Works perfectly on an Inspiron 1720 as well. Seems to work on any Inspiron. Fine! - January 4, 2009 by ALEX Vercetti

It Works! - Works perfectly on my Dell Studio 15. Thanks a ton!!! - December 30, 2008 by Kyle Jones

It works :D - It works perfectly on my Inspiron 1525, so add that to the list ;)Thanks for this awesome plugin :) - December 15, 2008 by christian ibsen

Works like a charm - Works like a charm on my vostro 1400 - December 11, 2008 by mikkel jakobsen

Works on Inspiron 9300 - All buttons work as expected on Inspiron 9300. - November 29, 2008 by meisterO O

It works - As of November 2008, this plug-in works with my Dell Vostro 1510 laptop. It added a great function to my computer, kudos to Seph!! - November 21, 2008 by Antonio Raveau

this works very well! - thanks goes to creator. - November 12, 2008 by fas lko

Great - Works with dell studio 17" as well. - October 19, 2008 by Liam Jacques

Great! - I was just wondering if I could get something like this anywhere. Eureka! It works on my inspiron 1520 - October 6, 2008 by Vilius D

VaLenTinO - this dell inspiron media buttons plugin works for models "DELL Inspiron 1525 and 1526" - September 16, 2008 by valentino ion

HP Pavilion - This works on my HP Pavilion too....:) Nice work - September 15, 2008 by Jon Ovesen

Good Idea Very Helpfull :D - Works great on my dell inspiron 6400 :D thankz alot :D saved me alot of effort to change songs when im busy! Thankz, Will - August 28, 2008 by Will Downing

Awesome - Works with my XPS M1530.Thanks!!~Matt - August 19, 2008 by Matt McCoy

GREAT!!! - Working perfectly on my Dell Inspiron 9400.Thanks Steph matie ;) - July 31, 2008 by Lester Maughan

You will not believe it! - It works on my Toshiba laptop!!!. I've installed this media control plugin on a M305-S4826 and it works perfect.I'm pretty sure it will work on others Toshiba notebooks too.I couldn't find other sofware to do it.Thank you !!! (After this years, your contribution still helps people!) - July 28, 2008 by Sergio Perrone

works in my vostro 1710 - even its made on 2005, my vostro 1710 (the latest of dell vostro in june 2008), it still works smoothly in winamp 5.buttons that work in my vostro 1710 :- play / pause track- stop track- previouse track- next trackthanks anyway. - June 19, 2008 by afumado us

Sweet - I didn't thing it would work, but it does perfectly. Seph soliman, I'm telling, it works great in an Inspiron 1525, tried to contact you, but the link in your blog failed... it works perfect - June 7, 2008 by sebastian cano

Excellent - Exactly what i was looking for -- THANKS! - June 7, 2008 by Haroon Rehman

Amazing & it works! - Wow, i was skeptical at first, but it works perfectly with dell inspiron 1520. Thanx a lot Seph...a really useful plug-in. - May 21, 2008 by drmnys x

Excellent - Great idea, its work for my Inspiron 6400 perfectly,Thanks - May 19, 2008 by girisankar kannan

Wow... - This is one of the best plugins for all Dell Laptop users. It even works in Inspiron 9400.. Cool buddy... Good job - April 29, 2008 by Prem Kkumaar

great addon - just wanted to add her and say this works on Inspiron E1505.. Thank you very much! - April 27, 2008 by rocky w

Works with my Dell Vostro 1500 - It just works, which is great. :) I was using Windows Media Player for the longest time because it supports my laptop buttons by default, but little did I know this simple plug-in would've solved my problem. Thank you. - April 27, 2008 by Philip Guess

Excelent! - Works great on my XPS M1530Thanks - April 26, 2008 by Enrique Urena

Works perfectly - Worked on my Inspiron 9400. Thanks! - April 14, 2008 by R N

Works on Vostro laptops - I just got a Vostro 1500 and this plugin works great with the media buttons. - April 3, 2008 by Alex Khavich

Awesome - Works For My XPS M1210-Thumbs Up- - March 29, 2008 by Anthony Marfilio

Does it work - YEAH! it works with Dell XPS M1330, I downloaded it and it work perfectly, very happy surprise :-D - March 25, 2008 by J Slater

Works perfectly on Vostro - Works perfectly on Vostro series (I tested on Vostro 1400 and 1500, but it's the same hardware for the whole series).Thanks a lot! - March 15, 2008 by Marcos Kaddoum

Must have, for Dell users!! - The staff should upgrade that review. Give it at least a 4. The plug-in works for my XPS M1530, no problem. - March 15, 2008 by Dan Truong

Nice - Yep, it works on a Inspiron 1521.ThanksCheers ;) - March 8, 2008 by Crater L

Awesome - This plugin also works with the new XPS M1730, a relief, as Windows Media Player keeps make my screen flicker when in game, everytime it the song changes... - March 5, 2008 by Sulman Shabbir

will it work - yes it works on my vostro 1500 too! - March 2, 2008 by bh pur

Great plugin - It was always annoying that I couldn't use my XPS M1710's media buttons with Winamp. This is a great plugin that works well. - February 11, 2008 by Loni Dennis

Politically Correct - Did what it promised to do! Worked great on my 1450. Totally rocks. - February 7, 2008 by Jose Gonzalez

Works on the 6400 - Glad I found this! Very handy! Works perfectly on my 6400! Thanks! - January 31, 2008 by Brenda Dobson

Works with Dell Precision M6300 as well - Using this on my Dell Precision M6300 laptop and it works fine - January 21, 2008 by Sam Dickinson

Great - Works with my Inspiron 2300 too. - January 13, 2008 by Bryn Griffiths

Great! - A very much needed plug-in, should get more exposure! Such a life saver. -Matt Tabor - January 8, 2008 by Matthew Tabor

Brilliant - works fine on my 6400 aswell :D - January 8, 2008 by Daniel Metcalfe

Thank You! - Works perfectly with my Inspiron 6000...quick and simply download and install for a non-computer gal like moi :)Thanks again! - December 28, 2007 by Christina DeRoche

Excelent! - Working fine on a Dell Inspiron 1520 - December 23, 2007 by Nilkamal Mher

Works flawlessly - All the buttons on my Inspiron 9300 work without a hitch. - December 17, 2007 by Michael Marks

works just fine - works on Inspron 1521 too! thx for this fine tool! - December 16, 2007 by rombout vandael

works like a charm - works great on my dell e1505, just install/restart winamp and works right away!Merry Christmas yall - December 16, 2007 by Danny Cho

great plugin - works perfect on dell inspiron 1520 can finally use the front buttons :) - November 25, 2007 by joshua storment

Very Good - When things are working then i feel that when we rate the best ppl get encouraged for what they are doing. - November 18, 2007 by vinod R

Works with Zepto too - I was looking for an additional plugin to allow winamp to work with my media buttons, and this is perfect.I use a Zepto Znote 6615WD, and this worked with my media buttons perfectly! So congratulations, and thanks for this great plugin! - October 20, 2007 by Andrew MacKillop

Great! - works perfect, pause/play, previous, next, stop all work flawlessly whether the window is in view or not. this plug-in is the deciding factor in changing from iTunes which could control when in view to WinampTHAKNS! - October 15, 2007 by Carl Johnson

Does what it says - I have a Dell Inspiron E1505, and despite not being on the compatibility list, the plug-in works just fine! I suggest you add it to the list, so that others with this model can find it! - October 4, 2007 by Alex M

Cool - They work fine on my new XPS M1710. - September 2, 2007 by Laszlo Laczi-Papp

Works great with Inspiron 6400 - I was tired of not being able to control Winamp with my Inspiron's media buttons, installed this nifty plug in and now it works like a charm. A+ - July 28, 2007 by Kenton Doerksen

Works Great - I have an HP dv9000 and it works well with its media buttons too! - June 23, 2007 by Kyle Wiebe

cool - it works on my Inspiron 640m. really cool, and helps me a lot...Thank you very much... - June 3, 2007 by Eka Merdika

It works with precision M90 too - Great plugin!!, thanks man.It works perfectly with Precision M90 too. - June 2, 2007 by edgar pavia

Works Great on Inspiron 6400! - All functionality seems to work on a Dell Inspiron 6400. Thanks! - May 10, 2007 by art feagles

Works perfectly... - Works perfect on my XPS Gen 2. THANK YOU! I've been looking for this for EVER! - April 13, 2007 by Nathan Veenker

Inspiron 9300 - Works just as it should. Quick and simple install. Thanks Seph! - March 25, 2007 by Pseudo Nym

Inspiron 9400 - Seems to work great with the Inspiron 9400. Yet another reason to stay with Winamp! Thanks. - February 6, 2007 by Jaime Cottrill

Works great on my XPS 1710 - Great addon, I was almost going to drop Winamp and start using Media Player instead, but this solved all my issues. Works perfectly. - January 12, 2007 by Carlos Baez

Even works with the pavilion media keys - Great job, man, it even works with my brand spanking new pavilion laptop as well as the remote... your program is a heaven sent... cheers, and thanks - January 9, 2007 by Rodrigo Carvajal

Works great, love it - Works great on my Dell Inspiron E1505! - December 20, 2006 by David Beckerich

Perfection - Works perfectly on my Inspiron 9300. Great plug-in thank you! - December 8, 2006 by Miles Gaynor

Works great - This plugin works great on any system that has dedicated buttons for media playback. It worked on Zepto Z6614WD and many other systems that i tryed. Now i own a Sony VAIO VGN-AR21M and it works perfectly on it too ;) soo nice work ;) - December 6, 2006 by dj rayon

It works! - It works great with my Inspiron 6400, even when WinAMP isn't in focus. - December 4, 2006 by ray undisclosed

a nice plugin - works well with my 640m :) - November 19, 2006 by Tremaine Cadogan

Works on XPS M1210 - This plugin works with my new XPS M1210. Thanks! - October 10, 2006 by Brandon Goldsworthy

It works.. - It works really well for my dell inpiron 6400 I m happy .. :) - August 14, 2006 by Varun Sood

Makes an Inspiron a perfect MP3 juke box - Pretty cool to use with my Dell Inspiron 6000. Insipons are not very light-weight laptops, rather movable workstations, but I enjoy taking them together with a set of loudspeaks on travels. Together with this plug-in a perfect feature and a great MP3 juke box! - August 12, 2006 by az frankie

Perfect plug-in - I was listening to my music in Winamp and i was wondering, could it be possible I could use my Dell inspiron buttons in Winamp as I do in CD playback, i went to, searched for it with the keyword dell, ooohhh y godness, I found one. I downloaded it, and it worked. Thank you for your great effort Seph. - July 30, 2006 by Alejandro Moreno

It works on the new Insiron model too! - Yeah, I just very recently purchased to inspiron E1505. The buttons work like a charm thanks to the plugin, so I don't have to use Windows Media Player. Yah! - June 14, 2006 by Jordan Krueger

Waste of time - I have an Inspiron 6000, and my wife has an Inspiron E1505, and enabling the Global Hotkeys does the exact same thing, and has for over a year. - May 5, 2006 by Paul Coblentz

OMG. I'm happy, I'm happy - I almost dumped Winamp for lacking the ability to use the media buttons in my Insipron 9400, as RealPlayer and WMP can do (WMP with plugin btw). Thank heavens it works! Actually, thank you! I'm happy! - May 3, 2006 by YWL Van_Duyn

a Complete Waste - All you have to do is go to: Preferences>Global Hotkeys Check the only box on the page, Enable, and...oh my! They work without this piece of trash plugin! - May 3, 2006 by Jordan Keith

Incompatibillity issues - Can you get it to work on the Inspiron 9400, let alone any other notebook with media buttons? - April 28, 2006 by Stefan Rosic

Heart in the right place, but... - as like 3 others have noted before me, you can use the Global Hotkeys in winamp to get the buttons to work; I have the Inspiron 9300 and just clicked the 'Enabled' button in the Global Hotkeys tab and all the buttons worked from then on, no problems whatsoever. So when I saw this plugin, I was like 'Aw, thats nice, a plugin that you have to download, install, and run in winamp to do all that one click of the right button in winamp's settings could do. smart!' Hearts in the right place though, good try. - April 26, 2006 by neo neob


Good Job - Works great with my Inspiron 9400. Cheers. - April 3, 2006 by Duncan Reed

Works perfect! - Downloaded, installed, and that's it! Just PERFECT, i'm using it on a Inspiron e1705/i9400 and works at fist! Great work, thanx Seph! - March 30, 2006 by Cesar SanMartin

Only Choice if you Own a Dell - Works with the E1505. I imagine it works for all Dells with media keys. Other plug-ins work, but I can't figure out how to get the play/pause button to work correctly with those. This plug-in works perfectly. There isn't any setup because what would you need to change? Thanks Seph! - March 28, 2006 by Andrew Starks

Awesome - I'm so glad I've found this wicked plug-in, my Inspiron 9300 came with the buttons on the front but I've only been able to use them with CD's. This plug-in is great! At last my unused buttons are usable! It also works without Winamp being the active program! - March 19, 2006 by Dan Doubleday

Time Saver - Labtec Media Wireless Desktop - Thanks for this simple yet awseome plugin. I spent too much of my time using CLAmp and compiled batch scripts and Labtec's own software to remap the media buttons. This is more responsive and simpler; invaluable to anyone who uses the Labtec Media Wireless Desktop Keyboard and mouse. - March 15, 2006 by no way

Kick Ass Plug-ins !!! - Work fine on Inspiron-9100 !!! - March 12, 2006 by FANATIKK FANATIKK

Perfect! - Excellent!! - March 7, 2006 by Sebastien Guillardeau

Inspiron 9400 - Works 100% on my new 9400. Not one problem and its amazing. Thanks a ton! - February 28, 2006 by kill Q

Dell Inspiron 9400 - works perfectly... LOVE IT - February 27, 2006 by s brof

Works perfectly - Works perfect for the Labtec Media wirelles desktop !!!!!! Thanks. - February 21, 2006 by kuru84 PL

It works! Thankyou.. - It even works on my noname wireless keyboard. And then only almost. The volume-buttons doesn't work. Could you make it possible for the user to configure the buttons? - February 20, 2006 by Verner Stormgaard

Why using this ? - Why using this plug'in when the media buttons of my Inspiron 9200 are already usefull with Winamp without this plug'in ? - February 18, 2006 by Thomas Dufour

... Good news! - I have one of those el cheapo but nice Micro Innovations keyboards.. Model KB985W. It was around $25 at Wal-Mart for the wireless keyboard and mouse combo. After installing this plugin the media buttons worked flawless in Winamp. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.. I thought I was going to have to write my own plugin. - February 17, 2006 by Brent Rittenhouse

does what it does - i have a 2005 dell inspiron 6000 and those medie buttons only worked for windows media player.... thank god for this plugin and winamp... works perfectly for me - February 13, 2006 by Victor Koo

It works for 6000! - This plugin works great! I'm glad I can use the buttons on the front of my new computer for WINAMP and not just for...ugh...Media Center. Thanks! Just what I needed! - February 6, 2006 by Joey n

Works Great!!! - I?m using it in a 630m and works perfect. Good job :) - January 23, 2006 by Guillermo Escalona

Execllent!! - Works great on my Inspiron 6000!! - January 19, 2006 by Winamp User

woops! - ok,ok,ok I spoke too soon. Once I restarted winamp i could use my media center buttons just like if i was usein windows mp. This is absolutly awsome. Hats off to whoever came up with this!!! - January 19, 2006 by jason lowery

awesome. - cool plug-in. works with xps 2 lappie. ^^ - January 14, 2006 by audrey alabanza

Inspiron 6000 - This plugin works great for Dell Inspiron 6000. - January 7, 2006 by Fabian Dammekens

9300 - Works perfect for the Inspiron 9300! Thanks. - January 7, 2006 by Brady Johnson

fabolous - does exactly what it's supposed to do... tested on inspiron 6000. - January 5, 2006 by mesjasz s

Works perfectly - I have been looking for something like this, so I didn't have to switch to Win Media Player! - December 27, 2005 by Michael Brand

Plug-in Q - Hi my name is Tomic and i was just wondering if you could make this plug in to work for \"Dell Insiron 8000\" coz it sounds like a wikid plugin and i allways wanted something like this...plezzzz - December 18, 2005 by Tomic Jordan

great!! - Works wonderful on my 6000. Thanks!! - December 16, 2005 by Richard Norton

good news hp dv1000 series owners!! - good news hp dv1000 series owners!! this plug-in works in the hp dv100 series, so you can finaly use the clicker. thanx dude !! - November 22, 2005 by Hector Espino

It works with the Inspiron 6000 perfectly - Great job! Now I can finally use those stupid buttons! - November 7, 2005 by Gregory Teplow

It's not just for Dell - I have a HP ZD8000 Whit a remote for a special media program, but with this plugin i can use the remote for Winamp. On My Stationery computer there it a TV card, with a Remote for tv viewing, but now I can use this for Winamp to. Thump's up for a god plugin ;) - November 4, 2005 by Julli Gribbe

Perfect! - I use my Dell Inspiron 6000 while driving to listen to my tunes. This handy little plug-in will help to keep me out of the ditch. I did not think to try to set the global hotkeys before I installed plug-in. I uninstalled and attempted to set the front media buttons as hotkeys to no success. Windows will not allow it. So there is the answer for those that say it is useless. Thanks Seph. - October 24, 2005 by James Ellison

Thank you! - Ever since recieving my Inspirion 6000 I've cussed Dell for not making decent drivers for those buttons. You've just fixed that one! Thank you so much! - October 19, 2005 by Imfor Umman

Good but unnecessary - This indeed is a very nice plugin, but you only have to enable Global Hotkeys in WinAmp to use the front panel buttons of your Inspiron in WinAmp. - October 8, 2005 by Lars Winther

Very good!!!! - Having 7 blue shining buttons on my Inspiron 9300 is nice, but using them with Winamp is great!!!! It works fine, thanx to Seph!!! for creating a really usefull plug-in. - October 4, 2005 by Gert_Jan vanRuler

It works! - Installed on my Inspiron 8600, Windows XP Pro SP2 and it works. - October 3, 2005 by Darren Swartzendruber

useless? - While i do not have a dell inspiron laptop, I would like to know why you can't simply add the media buttons using the global hotkeys section of the prefrences? I have a media keyboard, and that's what I did to get them to work... - September 25, 2005 by Chris Mondok