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My Question or Issue
Spotify seems to be having this bug for me where if I press a media button on my keyboard while Spotify is not in focus, it doesn't respond and then something else goes awry such that when I press any media button or try to do anything using Windows Explorer via the keyboard (e.g. press Win key, or alt+tab), it doesn't do anything unless I try again ~5 seconds later. This only started happening today.
This issue does not occur 100% of the time. It seems to occur only after Spotify has been running for a bit (not sure exactly how long).
I haven't tested it with another music source (e.g. YouTube) yet, but I'm guessing it's a Spotify-specific issue because when I closed Spotify and tried to restart it just now, it said "Spotify is not responding" even though I'd full closed it. It ended up having 4 background processes running. I killed 1, then a 2nd one which killed the other 2 remaining ones. Restarting Spotify after that has fixed it for now, but I'm expecting it to do the same thing after some time again.