Next / Previous media keys don't work on 3rd Party Keyboard, Play/Pause does work. [MAC]

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Re: Next / Previous media keys don't work on 3rd Party Keyboard, Play/Pause does work. [MAC]

samowen
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I've got a temporary fix for this which is a useful program in its own right.

 

http://beardedspice.com/

 

This program takes control of media keys and sends the output to the select media player (iTunes, Spotify, Soundcloud (on chrome)) etc...

 

BeardedSpice understands all the keys and now I can go next/prev easily on spotify.

 

Hope this helps,

 

Cheers

Re: Next / Previous media keys don't work on 3rd Party Keyboard, Play/Pause does work. [MAC]

tdub1
Regular

I have played with the USB codes that my keyboards sends OS X, and I have found the Spotify works flawlessly with Rewind (0xB4) and Fast-foward (0xB3) instead of Previous (0xB6) and Next (0xB5).

Re: Next / Previous media keys don't work on 3rd Party Keyboard, Play/Pause does work. [MAC]

alxz310
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How would you go about changing these codes?

Re: Next / Previous media keys don't work on 3rd Party Keyboard, Play/Pause does work. [MAC]

tdub1
Regular
@alxz310, I have a custom keyboard that I have modified the firmware to do what I want. (http://winkeyless.kr/). This is not something that you can do on a typical case. But what this does show is that for some reason Spotify (and probably most Mac programs) uses Rewind and FF opposed to next and previous.

You can also use the software Karabiner to remap what the keys do. This was not an option for me cause I am using on my work computer and it is not a verified software.

Re: Next / Previous media keys don't work on 3rd Party Keyboard, Play/Pause does work. [MAC]

HansPiccalini
Newbie

I just got my Das Keyboard 4 today, I got Spotify Premium last week.

 

I am extremely disappointed that I can't skip tracks with the media keys.

Re: Next / Previous media keys don't work on 3rd Party Keyboard, Play/Pause does work. [MAC]

dvalfrid
Newbie

Same issue for me!

 

OS: 10.10.5

Keyboard: daskeyboard

 

Would be nice with a fix for this.

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Re: Next / Previous media keys don't work on 3rd Party Keyboard, Play/Pause does work. [MAC]

LasseBP
Newbie

This fix from WASD keyboards support does the trick on my Cooler Master CM Storm Quickfire XT: http://support.wasdkeyboards.com/customer/portal/articles/1925899-fixing-spotify-media-keys-issue-in...

 

Edit: my keyboard is the nordic ISO variant if that makes a difference.

Re: Next / Previous media keys don't work on 3rd Party Keyboard, Play/Pause does work. [MAC]

dachness
Casual Listener

This worked for me on my logitech keyboard. Thank You! Hopefully Spotify can use this information to create their own fix or perhaps Enable Media keys option for 3rd party keyboards. 

 

Daniel

Re: Next / Previous media keys don't work on 3rd Party Keyboard, Play/Pause does work. [MAC]

nyati789
Newbie

This is only a workaround, still waiting for a official fix.

Re: Next / Previous media keys don't work on 3rd Party Keyboard, Play/Pause does work. [MAC]

LukeHFlynn
Newbie

I've been waiting for a fix for nearly a year and a half, my Logitech keyboard designed for OS X works great with spotify on Windows 10, but not El Capitan.

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