Media Keys Don't Work

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Thanks. I'm just curious if it's actually the app timestamp that's governing the media key controls.

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I think that maybe is desktop environment dependant. Kde or Gnome or xfce could handle it differently, but I'm not sure actually.
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Thank you very much BlackDex !!!
mpris-control made my Ubuntu better and my life happier 🙂
Thanks a lot friend!
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For me it helped to disable Media-Key-Control in Chrome browser, if he is running at the same time with Spotify.
https://www.addictivetips.com/web/disable-media-key-control-in-chrome/
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Thank you, bro! Media keys started to work after I had disabled "Hardware Media Key Handling" from Google Chrome.

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I finally found the way to have it working (if you are a Chrome browser user), whether with deb package or snap on Ubuntu 19.10.

 

First of all check in Settings > Devices > Keyboard Shortcuts that your Media Keys are present (release update from 19.04 to 19.10 set them all to Disabled in my case)

 

Then open Chrome browser :

  1. In the address bar go to chrome://flags/#hardware-media-key-handling
  2. Change the value to Disabled
  3. Restart Chrome

Deal.

 

 

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Yes, problem was Chrome's hardware media key handling for me, too.

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