Google Chrome now supports media keys. Unfortunately, Chrome takes over your media buttons and prevents them from controlling apps like Spotify, like watching YouTube. To get Chrome to ignore your media keys.
This tip also applies to the new Chromium-based Microsoft Edge browser. However, in both browsers, this option requires an experimental flag that may be removed in the future. We tested it in the latest version of Chrome ̵
This option can be found on the page
chrome: // flags . Copy and paste the following address into Chrome's omnibox, also known as an address bar, and press Enter:
chrome: // flags / # hardware-media-key-handling
( In Microsoft Edge, go to
edge: // flags / # Hardware Media Key Handling instead.)
Click the "Default" box to the right of the setting "Hardware Media Key Handling" and select "Disabled."
You must restart Chrome (or Edge) before this change takes effect. Click the "Restart Now." Button to restart your browser.
Chrome (or Edge) reopens any open tabs, but you may lose stored work on all open webpages, so make sure you're ready. Restart your browser before They continue.
Done If you change your mind and want hardware media keys to work in Chrome (or Edge) again, go back here and set the option to treat hardware media keys to "Default" again.