MacBook Playback Control Buttons not working


MacBook Playback Control Buttons not working


Got a new Macbook Pro a week or two ago. Installed Spotify. Imported all of my itunes library into itunes. Got the computer all set up the way i like it.


now the playback control buttons (F7, F8, F9) don't control spotify. They control itunes if its open, but i listen to spotify all the time.



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Re: MacBook Playback Control Buttons not working

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Rock Star 16



Nice choice! 

Well it might be just anything.

But you shouldn't have any other music player on the background just Spotify.

At least that's what happened to me. If I had another app, let's say iTunes or YouTube in Safari, I was playing music through Spotify then started to watch or listen something in either of this 2 other apps the buttons you mentioned didn't work with Spotify even if I stopped the activity there, only when I closed them.


I hope this tip helped you.

If not you could contact Apple about that, they may know something more about this issue with these buttons not working with all apps in macOS:


If it was helpful, mark it as a solution as it might help others as well and if you want drop a like!



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