Media Keys Don't Work

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Re: Media Keys Don't Work

sakinyu
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Same problem here with version 1.0.94.262.g3d5c231c... Did anyone find a solution?

Re: Media Keys Don't Work

dersu
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I use the following workaround while the issue is not fixed:

wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/sveint/spotify-notify/master/spotify-notify.py
chmod +x spotify-notify.py
sed -i 's/com.spotify.qt/org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.spotify/' spotify-notify.py
./spotify-notify.py -n -s &

Re: Media Keys Don't Work

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@sakinyu wrote:

Same problem here with version 1.0.94.262.g3d5c231c... Did anyone find a solution?


Currently the only solution is to roll back to version 1.0.89.313.g34a58dea-5

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Re: Media Keys Don't Work

navnav
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I have contacted Spotify support and can confirm that they are aware of the issue and this forum thread.

 

I'm hoping we have a fix for this soon!

Re: Media Keys Don't Work

cheoppy
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thanks dersu! using spotify-notify I can use the latest spotify version and still have working media buttons!

Re: Media Keys Don't Work

AcrylicNick
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This is a new feature that I would like to not vote for. :) I upgraded spotify Monday(Yesterday) morning via apt. The media keys have worked for me without any issue until Monday after the upgrade. Here is the version I am running now:

root@nparry-laptop1:~# dpkg -l | grep spotify
ii spotify-client 1:1.0.94.262.g3d5c231c-9 amd64 Spotify streaming music client

I have this spotify repo setup on my box:

root@nparry-laptop1:~# grep -i 'spotify' /etc/apt/sources.list | grep -v '#'
deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free

I am running Ubuntu 16.04:

root@nparry-laptop1:~# lsb_release -d
Description:	Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS

Let me know if there is anything else I can provide that would assist you.

 

Also, nice work with this spotify linux client in general. This is the only problem I have experienced with it since I discovered Spotify. So, thanks!

 

Re: Media Keys Don't Work

poq
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I also have this issue since the most recent upgrade to

1.0.94.262.g3d5c231c

 

Is there a way to flag this to the actual Spotify support/Linux team for resolution?

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@poq wrote:

Is there a way to flag this to the actual Spotify support/Linux team for resolution?


Per @navnav Spotify support are reportedly aware of it.
https://community.spotify.com/t5/Desktop-Linux/Media-Keys-Don-t-Work/m-p/4634259/highlight/true#M170...

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Re: Media Keys Don't Work

rouck
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2019 and it still doesn't work.

snap 2.36.3
snapd 2.36.3
series 16
ubuntu 16.04
kernel 4.4.0-141-generic

Spotify version 1.0.94.262.g3d5c231c, Copyright (c) 2018, Spotify Ltd

Spotify installed via apt-get though, as the spotify site instructions tells.

One more workmate has the same issue, which was expected since she has the same setup as me.

Another detail is that the media keys work with other applications.

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MadMartian
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Downgrading didn't work for me.

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