Pause Media Key pauses Youtube instead of Spotfy

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Pause Media Key pauses Youtube instead of Spotfy

o-1zgch5vh_7b
Newbie

I have owned my Dell XPS 15 for 2 years. Today when I turn my laptop on and launch spotfy whilst watching a youtube video, my pause media key starts pausing youtube instead of spotfy (I have never been able to pause youtube before with media keys so this is very strange). Can someone help? I just want to be able to pause spotify whilst watching youtube videos with my F5 pause key like before!

 

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0r1_mwq-5hr4r
Newbie

I have the same issue (also Dell XPS 15)! This started only today, and has been playing/pausing random Youtube videos I have open rather than Spotify when I press the play/pause key.

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Hopekiller30
Newbie

I have both an xps 15 9550 and a custom desktop and they both do this. I think it is simply a part of a new windows update, chrome update, or even simply a youtube.com update. I have no idea how to change it and I have even tried searching through support.google.com to find the answer and I couldn't find the answer to this problem.

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zTAKEz
Casual Listener

Happening to me too, Windows 10 and Google Chrome, any update on a fix?

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gatorzero
Newbie

Just started happening to me too. I believe it is part of a new Chrome update. Not sure how to turn off either. This kinda sucks

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rabidvoid
Newbie

SOLUTION  HERE:

 

chrome://flags/#hardware-media-key-handling

 

Paste into chrome, then choose disable from the drop down on the left of the highlighted text.

 

Alright spotify hook me up with a month of premium plz :D

 

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zTAKEz
Casual Listener

**bleep** good job dude, works. Cheers

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tomikyr
Newbie

Works! Thanks.

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yoisho0
Newbie

it worked, thx

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racktoar
Newbie

You're a HERO it works!

Spotify, hit this guy up with free premium! NOW!

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