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Media Keys Using Youtube and Not Spotify

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Premium

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US

Device

PC

Operating System

Windows 10

 

My Question or Issue

Starting 2 days ago my Spotify hasn't actually been using my pause/play media key, instead it just pauses/plays youtube in chrome. I looked up solutions and nothing so far has worked. I've disabled all of my chrome extensions, tried the fixes in services.msc yet nothing works. I don't have google music installed either so I have no idea why this is happening.

 

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Re: Media Keys Using Youtube and Not Spotify

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I've found a solution for chrome;  chrome://flags     in url box, then ctrl + f to open the search and write ''hardware media'' and you should get: Hardware Media Key Handling, so disable it and restart chrome and it should be working as usual now

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It's happening to me also, if anyone find a solution

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Re: Media Keys Using Youtube and Not Spotify

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I've found a solution for chrome;  chrome://flags     in url box, then ctrl + f to open the search and write ''hardware media'' and you should get: Hardware Media Key Handling, so disable it and restart chrome and it should be working as usual now

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same here, very bizzare issue

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Music Fan

My guess is that with a new update on Chrome or YouTube, a YT video is able to hijack the media buttons. This solutions worked perfectly for me! Thanks

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@Melissa-Medic wrote:

I've found a solution for chrome;  chrome://flags     in url box, then ctrl + f to open the search and write ''hardware media'' and you should get: Hardware Media Key Handling, so disable it and restart chrome and it should be working as usual now



Thanks, this worked for me!

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@Melissa-Medic wrote:

I've found a solution for chrome;  chrome://flags     in url box, then ctrl + f to open the search and write ''hardware media'' and you should get: Hardware Media Key Handling, so disable it and restart chrome and it should be working as usual now


Thanks, this worked for me!

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can confirm this just worked for me, cheers mate

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Newbie

I love you so **bleep**ing much. Thanks

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Worked!! You're the goat

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