Fixing your Media Player Keyboard Function Button to Open Spotify.

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Fixing your Media Player Keyboard Function Button to Open Spotify.

Auvran
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Hello,

 

Just would like to add a solution I stumbled upon to making the Media Player Keyboard function button open up spotify (even without your default media player being Spotify)

 

Heres how to do it:

 

1) Open regedit.

 

2) Navigate to the following:

 

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\AppKey\16

 

3) Create a new string (REG_SZ) in folder 16 and rename it to ShellExecute

 

4) Right click on ShellExecute, click modify

 

5) Paste the following in Value Data: (note:replace the YOURUSERNAMEGOESHERE with whatever your user name folder is)

 

C:\Users\YOURUSERNAMEGOESHERE\AppData\Local\Microsoft\WindowsApps\SpotifyAB.SpotifyMusic_zpdnekdrzrea0/spotify.exe

 

6) Close regedit and try your Media Player Function button (If it doesn't work you may have a different installation or exe location)

 

 

I hope this helps a few people! I had to pry around different forums on the internet to figure out what to do as it wasn't easily explained.

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