Media Keys Don't Work

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Media Keys Don't Work

12173268984
Casual Listener

Plan

Free

Country

 USA

Device

(Desktop PC)

Operating System

Debian with Unstable Updates

 

My Question or Issue

 The Media Keys Play/Pause/Next/Previous on the keyboard don't work with the Spotify Application.

 

The Media Keys work with other applications in Linux such as Clementine and also work with the Spotify Application in Windows just fine. I would think it should be easy to make the media keys work just like they do in Clementine and other media applications in Linux.

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cheoppy
Newbie

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

12173268984
Casual Listener

I've tried the snaps for Spotify in the past and they would not run on Debian, but the .deb would.

 

There is one alternative I found which is to use Deezer and instal the Deezer MediaKeys Reloaded extension for Chromium.

ArtGravity
Composer

That's news to me, since I've been running Spotify as a snap on 64 bit Debian Stretch without issue since the snap version debuted.

 


@12173268984 wrote:

I've tried the snaps for Spotify in the past and they would not run on Debian, but the .deb would.

gumbeto
Music Fan

Same here, with version "1.0.92.390.g2ce5ec7d-18". I reverted to "1.0.89.313.g34a58dea-5" and the media keys work again, so this looks like a regression on spotify's part.

 

If you installed spotify with snap, you can rollback to the previous version with "snap revert spotify".

RadthorDax
Newbie

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?

ArtGravity
Composer

Confirming that "snap revert spotify" restored media key functionality and rolled between the version numbers mentioned below.

 


 wrote:

Same here, with version "1.0.92.390.g2ce5ec7d-18". I reverted to "1.0.89.313.g34a58dea-5" and the media keys work again, so this looks like a regression on spotify's part.

 

If you installed spotify with snap, you can rollback to the previous version with "snap revert spotify".


ArtGravity
Composer

I just noticed this today. This is very odd, because the media keys had been working fine for me in both the Debian packaged version, and the snap version, which I have been using essentially since its release. (I removed the Debian version almost immediatley after switching to the the snap version as it was clearly ready for daily use.)

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