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[MAC] Next and previous song keyboard buttons not working.

[MAC] Next and previous song keyboard buttons not working.



Im on a mac and using a MS Digital Media Keyboard 3000, and when Im listening to anything on spotify, this buttons wont work, also the Stop button does not work however I dont mind that one. I know its not an incompatibility issue since these 3 keyboard buttons do work with iTunes and other apps, so this is a problem with Spotify.


A more detailed description, using numbered steps

1. I try to use the Next, Previous or Stop buttons found on my keyboard to control Spotify songs

2. It does not work.


What I expected to happen

That my keyboard hotkeys/buttons worked with Spotify


What actually happened

Nothing happened


My Operating System



My Spotify version


My internet provider and country

TotalPlay, Mexico


My username



Do you have any screenshots you can attach to more clearly explain your issue?



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I have the same problem and it seems like a problem on the focus of the windows. 


Doing some cmd+shift changing windows and resetting the focus of some windows, then restoring spotify worked and the previous and next button came enabled again. 


Note that I minimized the app before the problem appeared.

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