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GOM Media Player General Preferences - General Tab
- Always on top:
Always display GOM Media Player in front of other windows when the program is running (Keyboard shortcut [Ctrl] + [A]).

- On top while playing:
Display GOM Media Player in front of other windows when a file is playing (Keyboard shortcut [Ctrl] + [T])

- Show subtitles:
Display subtitles when available (Keyboard shortcut [Alt] + [H]).

- Show messages :
Displays messages when available (such as “Playing”, “Seeking”, “Mixer Volume”, etc)

- Add <br> tags to line breaks in SMI subs if they are not present:
Some SMI subtitles contain line breaks without
tags. In these cases, GOM will not recognize the line break and will continue showing the text as one continuous line. When this feature is enabled, it will add
tags to the line breaks inside the SMI subtitles so they are recognized correctly.

- Sort Playlist Automatically:
Files on the playlist will automatically be organized in alphabetical order (with 0-9 listed before A-Z).

- Add videos with similar file names to playlist:
When you add a file to the playlist, any other files in the same folder with similar filenames can also be added. For example, if you’re watching “TV Show”, and inside the “TV Show” folder you have various video files named “TV Show S01 – E01”, “TV Show S01 – E02”, etc, the confirmation window below will appear, and if you click [Yes] they will all be added to the playlist automatically.
GOM Media Player - Add Similar Files message

- Open ‘My Documents’ first when browsing for files:
If this box is checked, every time you try to open a file, the file browser will open My Documents (as opposed to the most recent folder).

- Play from the latest point:
Start playing a video from the point at which you stopped watching the last time you viewed the file with GOM Media Player.

- Auto save latest file to playback list.
If this box is checked the most recently viewed file will automatically be added to the playlist when you launch GOM Media Player.

- Add all videos in the directory to playlist.
When opening a video file, all other video files contained in the same directory/folder as the video you’re opening will also be added to the playlist automatically.

- Show GOM Player tray icon:
Causes the GOM Player icon to be displayed in the Windows Notification Area by default. (instead of on the Windows Task Bar).

- Allow multiple instances of GOM Player to be opened:
This option allows you to launch more than one instance of GOM Media Player, enabling you to watch several videos simultaneously.

- Pause when minimized:
Pause playback automatically when GOM Media Player is minimized.

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Skin

This tab allows you select your GOM Media Player skin and change some skin-related settings.
GOM Media Player General Preferences - Skin Tab
- Skin List:
All the GOM Media Player skins that are currently in your skins folder will be displayed on this list. To change your GOM Media Player skin, simply select a new one from the list.

- Color Theme
Allows you to change a skin’s color theme (only works with certain skins).

- [Add] Button
Click this button to add a skin file to your skin folder.

- [Delete] Button
Click this button to delete a skin file from your skin folder and remove it from the Skin List.

- Randomize Skin
Checking this box will cause a random GOM Media Player skin to be applied each time the software is launched.

- [Get More Skins…] Button
Opens the GOM Media Player skin library webpage in your default web browser.

- [Open Directory] Button
Opens the GOM Media Player skins folder.

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Logo

This tab allows you select your GOM Media Player logo (background image when no file is playing) and change some logo-related settings.
GOM Media Player General Preferences - Logo Tab
- Logo Image List
All the GOM Media Player logos that are currently in your logo folder will be displayed on this list. To change your GOM Media Player logo, simply select a new one from the list.

- [Add] Button
Click this button to add a logo file to your logo folder.

- [Delete] Button
Click this button to delete a logo file from your logo folder and remove it from the Logo List.

- Randomize Logo
Checking this box will cause a random GOM Media Player logo to be applied each time the software is launched.

- [Get More Logos…] Button
Opens the GOM Media Player logo library webpage in your default web browser.

- [Open Directory] Button
Opens the GOM Media Player logos folder.

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Easy Browser

The Easy Browser is a file browser that is designed for use when watching videos on a TV using GOM Media Player. It features a simple layout and large text, making it easier to navigate on lower resolutions and/or when sitting far away from the screen.
GOM Media Player General Preferences - Easy Browser Tab
You can alter some display settings for the Easy Browser window from this tab.

- Color Theme:
Choose an Easy Browser color theme from the pop-menu

- Browser size:
Set the resolution for the Easy Browser window.

- Title Bar:
Choose how path/directory information is displayed on the Easy Browser window.

- Starting Folder Settings:
Choose "Recently Opened" to start browsing in the most recently opened folder. Choose "Specific Folder" to always start browsing in the selected folder.

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Mouse

From here you can change how your mouse works with GOM Media Player.
GOM Media Player General Preferences - Mouse Tab
There are currently 8 different mouse actions (Button type) that can be altered from this menu:

1. Left button – single click
2. Left button – double click
3. Center button – single click
4. Right mouse button
5. Wheel scroll – Up
6. Wheel scroll – Down
7. Mouse X button – 1
8. Mouse X button – 2

* Some of these mouse actions (such “Mouse X button -1”, and “Mouse X button – 2”) might not be usable with all mice.
Next to each mouse action (Button type) there is a pop-menu. This menu contains all the commands that can be assigned to a mouse action.
GOM Media Player General Preferences - Mouse Tab Operation Menu
Simply select the command you want to assign to a mouse action from the list to apply the change.

Check the box next to “Disable double-click with left mouse button (removes the delay for the one-click action)” to turn off the “Left button – double click” option completely and remove the slight time delay that occurs when trying to perform the single-click action.

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Keyboard

You can add custom keyboard shortcuts from this tab.
 GOM Media Player General Preferences - Keyboard Tab
In order to explain this tab in detail, we’ll create an example keyboard shortcut.
For our example, we’re going to create a keyboard shortcut that will allow us to skip to the next file on the playlist.

1. Click the [Add] Button.
 GOM Media Player General Preferences - User-defined Keyboard window 1
Clicking the [Add] button will cause this window to pop up.
Next we need to search for the command we want to create a shortcut for by clicking on the pop-menu next to “Command”. This will bring up a list of all the commands GOM Media Player understands.


We’re going to select the “PLAYLIST_Next file” command.
 GOM Media Player General Preferences - User-defined Keyboard window 2

2. Input desired shortcut keys.
To input the desired shortcut, simply click the box next to “Shortcut keys” and type them. For this “PLAYLIST_Next file” shortcut, we’re going to use [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [N].

GOM Media Player General Preferences - User-defined Keyboard window 3
The empty pop-men to the right of the area where we inputted our desired command is used to assign keys that can’t be typed directly into the “Shortcut keys” box ([Enter], [Space], [Esc], [Tab], [Backspace]).

3. Click [OK] to finish creating the keyboard shortcut.
GOM Media Player General Preferences - Keyboard Tab with custom shortcut
The [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [N] shortcut now shows up in the User-defined shortcut list and can be used as soon as you close the Preferences window.

Clicking the [Open] button will open the folder that contains the “CustomKey.ini” file in which all user-defined shortcut keys are stored. Note that new settings are not saved to the CustomKey.ini file until you quit out of GOM Media Player (likewise, if this is the first time any custom keys are being created, the CustomKey.ini file won’t be created until you quit out of GOM Media Player).
If you select a shortcut from the User-defined list, you can click the [Delete] button to remove the shortcut key, or the [Modify] button to change the shortcut’s command or input keys.

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Update

GOM Media Player’s update notification settings can be changed from this tab.
GOM Media Player General Preferences - Network Tab

- Check the version automatically when you start GOM Player.
Cross-references the version of GOM Player you’re currently using with data our server to determine whether or not you’re using the most current version of the software.
 
- Notify me when a major update is available
If after checking your software version it is determined that a major update is available for the software, a notification will be displayed.
 
- Notify me when a minor update is available
If after checking your software version it is determined that a minor update is available for the software, a notification will be displayed.
 
- [Update] Button
Click this button to check whether or not you’re using the most recent version of GOM Media Player.
If you are, you’ll receive a message confirming that the version you’re using us up to date. If you aren’t, you’ll be given the option to update to the latest version.
 

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