Turn off the control media playback via harware media keys
Can I turn off the "control media playback via hardware media keys on a keyboard or headset or virtual media control interface" function? (Firefox 81.0, Windows 10)
To disable it, enter about:config in the URL bar and set media.hardwaremediakeys.enabled = false.Read this answer in context 👍 2
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To disable it, enter about:config in the URL bar and set media.hardwaremediakeys.enabled = false.
I have this same problem and seems to coincide with version 81 being installed. If you look at the screenshot you can see I've set media.hardwaremediakeys.enabled to false and hit volume button on keyboard and the box still pops up. This just started today and I've wasted about an hour at this point trying to resolve this issue. I use my keyboard volume key all the time because nobody's video is set to a standard volume. What did you do to make this obnoxious box start popping up on my screen?
Did you close and restart Firefox after modifying media.hardwaremediakeys.enabled on the about:config page ?
I notice another media.hardware pref with a false value (second one in the list) that you apparently created yourself as this pref has a trashcan next to it meaning that this pref isn't present by default.
I've used FF for the past 14 years and donated. I absolutely love it, and always have.
But I'm sure anyone who comes from google into this thread will agree with me: This change This change is annoying as excreta.
Please include "media.hardwaremediakeys.enabled" in the UI in a future update. Thanks.
Edit: Or not, well I really hope the guy that downvoted me enjoys having random aspects of his Firefox starting / stopping when pressing media control keys while listening to Spotify. Enjoy.
Modified by andrw80
this feature is incredibly annoying and it is way too convoluted to turn off. it is also really annoying that it shows up on the lock screen of all places and permits users to interact with your media while the computer is locked