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I installed a Windows update today. After the update, Spotify seems to be acting strangely. Like the title says, pausing audio playback mutes all other sound output on my computer, including my web browser, and games on Steam.
I tried Googling around for a solution, and found a webpage from the Spotify community that advertises itself as a solution to my problem, however, I keep getting the error "You do not have sufficient privileges for this resource or its parent to perform this action.
Click your browser's Back button to continue.". Google "pausing spotify pauses all sound on computer", it should be the first result, if you want to see it for yourself.
I've restarted my computer, disabled and reenabled my audio output device, restarted Spotify, everything (minus reinstalling Spotify, yet, since that's kind of a last ditch effort). I'm (or should be) on the most recent build of Windows 10, and am on version "126.96.36.1994.gef6b503e (Windows Store version)" of Spotify.
Any help would be appreciated!
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There is a fix everyone!
Just go to Edit -> preferences -< Display options and disable "Show desktop overlay when using media keys"
This fixed my issue atleast.
Thanks to @johbuldmann for finding this.