Media Keys Don't Work

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Re: Media Keys Don't Work

mexicano
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I have this problem too, in snap version on Ubuntu 18.04, used to works before

if it matters I'm using premium and version 1.0.93.242.gc2341a27.

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RadthorDax
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I no longer seem to have the old snap revision on my machine, and spotify wont let us outright specify a revision to install. Is there anything I can do to get hold of a working version?

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The problem persists in snap 1.0.93.244.g1e3a05e7-18.

 

Reverting to snap 1.0.89.313.g34a58dea-5 restores functionality.

 

*Please* fix this regression so it stops breaking the media keys.

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gumbeto
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Confirm.

 

I pay for spotify, surely others with the same problem do to, so could we please get a response from someone at Spotify?

Re: Media Keys Don't Work

navnav
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I also had the same problem with a recent update, but I've just managed to fix it!

 

If you remove spotify via snap: 'snap remove spotify', and then install via apt-get (instructions here: https://www.spotify.com/uk/download/linux/) that fixes the media keys issue.

 

The version that was installed via apt-get, for me, was version 1.0.80.480.g51b03ac3.

 

With this solution, you won't enjoy the benefits of snap updating your software automatically, but TBH, I prefer it that way.

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@navnav wrote:

If you remove spotify via snap: 'snap remove spotify', and then install via apt-get (instructions here: https://www.spotify.com/uk/download/linux/) that fixes the media keys issue.

That workaround installs an even older version of the application than the most recent one where the media keys still work (1.0.89.313.g34a58dea-5). Unfortunately it doesn't actually solve the problem of the media keys being broken in recent versions of the software.

 

Hopefully this issue exists in the dev team bug tracking system and is getting the attention it needs.

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The snap updated to 1.0.94.262.g3d5c231c-9 and the media keys *still* don't work!

Re: Media Keys Don't Work

gumbeto
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Unfortunately it looks like these forums are just a way to keep us talking to ourselves and pretend that's support

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geca
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Just updated ubuntu 16.04 today and media keys stopped working... Been searching around for more than an hour until I found the thread. The installed version is 1.0.94.262.g3d5c231c-9

Could not find the previous .deb version, anyone knows where to find it? It's really bad not being able to use the media keys!

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valentin_neacsu
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I was able to download a copy of spotify-client_1.0.89.313.g34a58dea-5_amd64.deb (the last unaffected version) from one of the 2 below mirrors:

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