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Nov 28, 12 at 11:11amhiigaran

bloody winamp. i only use it because its got a few handy things in it. now, when i open it, its invisible, and i cant do anything but play music, and stop it by ending the process. i do not want to delete studio.xcf, or whatever the name of that file is, because i dont want to go through all my settings again. is there any other way i can make it visible again?

EDIT: to random people who keep coming in this thread and offering their advice, ITS SOLVED. LOOK AT THE POST DATE OF THIS POST AND READ THE THREAD

Thread Recap (last 10 posts from newest to oldest)

Feb 18, 15 at 8:37am

If you can't see the main window on the screen, but you see in the system tray.

Just press "F1". That's IT!!!!!!!

Feb 12, 15 at 9:30pm

Press Alt+Tab and select Winamp after this Alt+W Toggle main window

Dec 27, 14 at 10:32am
Janet Cooper

Hi - I did everything you said, but it still didn't open!! The title screen comes up,and after that, <zip>!!
PLEASE help...I've had Winamp 5.63 since 2011 with no problem...You saved my sanity when everything else was a complete mess...
Sincerely, JanetCoop

Mar 01, 14 at 3:58am

hmm... maybe I'm late, but, try click your winamp, and then alt+w, your main window should be visible again

Jan 29, 14 at 3:14am

If you use docking, go back in to the settings and disable that last option again.

Jan 19, 14 at 12:38am

1. If winamp is running, close it.
1. Open run window (Windows_Button+R).
2. Type the command given in quotes "%appdata%" and type Enter. It will take you to
"C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming" folder.
3. Navigate to Winamp folder and open it. Navigate to studio.xnf file and open it with Notepad.
4. Search for a section name "activated". It will look something like this...
<section name="activated">
<entry name="Album Art" value="1" />
<entry name="Main Window" value="0" />
<entry name="Player Window" value="1" />
5. Under this section search for an entry named as "Main Window". If the value of this entry is 0 (zero), change it to 1. If it is not 0 (zero), my help stops here
6. Save the file and close it.
7. Re-open winamp. You'll have your main window showing its face..

Jan 05, 13 at 11:46pm

You drag the mouse arrow on winamp it becomes visible again. or right click anywhere on winamp so that you get the menu. then under window the window settings> opacity choose 10% and make sure opaque on hover is checked.

Dec 01, 12 at 12:13pm

okay i fixed it. after you mentioned hotkeys, i looked up a list of winamp hotkeys, found the preferences hotkey (ctrl p), then after opening winamp, i got in to the preferences and enabled the icon in the taskbar so i could open the main window. its all good now.

for future reference, if it ends up hidden, open winamp (ie, click the program file/shortcut), then press alt w to display the main program section.

Nov 30, 12 at 9:59am

quote hiigaran
whats the shortcut? and no, its not displayed in the taskbar or the systray
I don't know, I was hoping you could tell me.

If you press, F1 does it bring up help so you can search through for stuff?

Nov 30, 12 at 9:56am

whats the shortcut? and no, its not displayed in the taskbar or the systray

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