Media Keys Don't Work

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Re: Media Keys Don't Work

Rising Star 4 ArtGravity
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@12180564348 wrote:

Downgrading didn't work for me.


What version did you downgrade to?

 

I haven't had working media keys on Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS since version 1.0.89.313.g34a58dea-5

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Rising Star 4 ArtGravity
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Media keys still not working in Spotify for me with the following:

 

Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS
Release: 16.04
Codename: xenial

Linux 4.4.0-141-generic #167-Ubuntu SMP Wed Dec 5 10:40:15 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

spotify 1.0.96.181.gf6bc1b6b-12 30 stable spotify✓ -

 

Reverting to the snap below restores expected media key functions within Spotify.
spotify 1.0.89.313.g34a58dea-5 21 stable spotify✓ -

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12180564348
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1.0.89.313.g34a58dea-5 didn't work for me.

I also tried an earlier version that, I cannot remember which one specifically, but it was an early 2018 release.

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Re: Media Keys Don't Work

Rising Star 4 ArtGravity
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The following probably only serves to add to the mystery at this point.

 

I have a laptop with built in media keys that is running Debian Stretch and is on spotify 1.0.96.181.gf6bc1b6b-12 30 stable. Unlike my Ubunut Xenial laptop, it is not encountering any problem with the media keys. (The media keys on the Xenial laptop are on a Logitch K750 keyboard and they are still working with snap version 1.0.89.313.g34a58dea-5 refernced in my prior posts.)

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12180564348
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The new update 1:1.0.94.262.g3d5c231c-9 responds to media keys but incorrectly and is still unusable:

  • Stop - Pauses instead (play button should double as play/pause)
  • Prev Track - Previous track as expected
  • Play - Next track instead
  • Next Track - Does nothing

Re: Media Keys Don't Work

AcrylicNick
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I upgraded to a newer version of the spotify-client this morning. Media keys still don't work. However, they do work as expected for RhythmBox. And, they did work(for several years with no issues) with the linux spotify client.

Here is the version I just upgraded too(via apt):

nick.parry@nparry-laptop1:~$ dpkg -l | grep spotify
ii  spotify-client                              1:1.0.96.181.gf6bc1b6b-12                     amd64        Spotify streaming music client

Let me know if there is any other info that you need from me. Thanks.

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