Thanks for your reply Teknojnky, but you're leaving me more puzzled than ever!
Teknojnky wrote:hmm, well I duno whats changed... but MM 2.5 did not have built in global hotkeys... perhaps another plugin did this?
No, I'm positive that I was not using a third-party script.
I could control the player while editing tags in MM2.5, but I couldn't get it to work in MM3.
Teknojnky wrote:as for the mm3 global hotkeys not working in the edit mode, I think people where having problems with hotkeys taking precidence over the edit (like shift + <letter>)
Weird, I never had that happening to me.
All I know is that I could scan forward and backward, and pause the song at will using the hotkeys mapped to the keypad.
I'm in the process of rebuilding my computer but once I'm settled in again I'll do some more testing.