My Question or Issue
Spotify (only the desktop app, web app works fine) keeps muting everything that makes sound after I pause my music. Background sound plays fine when I play music over it, but when I pause Spotify the background sound completely stops. Doesn't matter if it's a Youtube video, a game, or whatever, it just stops everything and everything is muted until I close down Spotify. This is most likely an issue with Bluetooth, as I use Bluetooth headphones and when I plug my headphones in with an aux cord the issue goes away.
I've tried re-installing the desktop app and restarting my computer, as well as updating the drivers for my laptop's Bluetooth card, but none of these seemed to do anything.
This is really getting on my nerves.
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I HAVE FOUND A SOLUTION!!!
this has bugged me for the last several weeks and today I stumbled, by accident on a solution, at least it is working for me! And now I want to share my joy!
In Spotify you have to go to: „Edit -> Preferences -> Display Options“ and then disable „Show desktop overlay when using media keys“. The Media overlay has bugged me as well so i have no problem with turning that off with the positive side benefit of Spotify now not muting my other Audiostreams anymore.
Best regards, Johannes