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firefox showing playing media next to windows volume meter

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just yesterday i noticed that when i had any audio playing in firefox, the title shows up next to the volume meter when adjusting my computer's volume with keyboard keys. spotify used to do this when i used to use it and it was a pain to disable it. how do i disable it in firefox

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To disable it, enter about:config in the URL bar and set media.hardwaremediakeys.enabled = false.

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To disable it, enter about:config in the URL bar and set media.hardwaremediakeys.enabled = false.

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thanks so much

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Thanks

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My problem was similar but not identical. I got the "Firefox is playing media" on the lock screen on 81.0.1 64bit. Started a few weeks ago I think. This appears intermittently. I am never playing media and it only seems to appear when I go away for 10mins and the lock screen appears. I am trying the solution shown here and will be back if it still appears. Hope this helps somebody.

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I followed the instructions exactly. It is set to false, but the large volume thing keeps appearing when I adjust the volume. I am curious as to why this was a feature they thought we needed? There is already a volume control indicator built into my computer. I don't need a pop up window :-\

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Hi Earthbound Misfit, after you make the preference change, Windows and Firefox need to break their connection before the panel stops appearing. This may require closing all Firefox tabs that played audio or possibly exiting/restarting Firefox.

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