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[Solved]How to stop Opera from using keyboard Play/Pause key?

  • I'm using Spotify to listen to music and uses keyboard Play/Pause, Forward, Backward, Mute, Volume UP and Volume Down keys on my keyboard. However, when i launch Opera and access YouTube, this tab will take over those music keys. This is forcing me to open Spotify app and pause the music which is annoying.

    It would be great if Opera leave those music keys alone. From YouTube tab, i can always Play/Pause the video using "k" or "spacebar" keys. I don't need the music Play/Pause key to do the same.

    In sum, i hope that Opera can leave those music keys alone for other apps like Spotify.

  • It's a Chromium thing which Opera inherited - not actually an Opera "feature", Currently you can disable it in opera://flags but items in opera://flags may disappear in some future version ... so you may want to let Chromium know you don't like it.

  • @sgunhouse , From opera://flags, i disabled Experimental System Keyboard Lock and relaunch Opera but YouTube tab still takes over the Play/Pause key on my keyboard. I'm not sure if this is the correct one to be disabled. Hope that you can pinpoint the exact flag that i should disabled. Thank you.

  • @sgunhouse , I accidentally found that Ctrl+Play/Pause will play/pause the Spotify and Play/Pause alone will play/pause Youtube video. I can live with this. Thanks.

  • The flag in question had "media keys" in the name, but as I'm on my tablet I can't look it up just now.

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