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Pausing Spotify Playback "Mutes" ALL Audio Playback On My Computer

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Have had the same exact problem and for almost 2 months, but i just found out it is also happening in with itunes which should mean the problem is in windows? Because i am 100% sure it's not my BT headphones since they have worked fine for more than 2 years. 

 

No one have a solution yet? I dont want to use the online webplayer anymore, it's**bleep**.

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Also having this issue and it's been driving me nuts for a month or 2 now. I also have to resort to just leaving Spotify playing on mute and skipping back on the missed tracks until I am done.

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Is there really no solution for this yet? Have had this problem for literally 4 months making me pretty much unable to use spotify on my desktop.

 

 

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Music Fan

same issue on Win10 with bluetooth headphones.

 

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I've done some more experimenting and I think this issue might be related to aptX which is the bluetooth codec used when listening to music through bluetooth earphones.

 

When my computer is using a difference bluetooth codec (SSO for example) the issue does not occur (though the audio quality is aweful due to bluetooth limitations). I've tried this on a mac which switches to SSO when I'm using the mic on my earphones.

 

So if I'm using the mic then the issue doesn't occur

 

I'll test this out on my windows work computer next week to see if it's the same there. 

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Re: Pausing Spotify Playback "Mutes" ALL Audio Playback On My Computer

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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. 

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I have only tested this briefly but it appears to have worked for me too. Thank you!

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This worked for me as well. Thank you!!!

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Same here at two diffrent machines with Bluetooth headset

On my android phone - oneplus 3t and on my Windows 10 laptop (dell xps 15 9570)

When I pause spotify - I lose all the audio on the device.

I think it has something to do with the spotify app

 

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You are my hero!!!  I have been trying to solve that for ages.  Thanks so much!!!

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