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keyboard mediakeys while plex is not in focus

RambaaZambaaRambaaZambaa Members Posts: 1
edited May 13 in Plex Media Player

Hi,

at the moment my keyboards media-keys (play, pause, skip track) are only working while the Plex Media Player is on focus. Is it possible to enable them systemwide, so they are working even without focus? That would be awesome.

Thanks.

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  • DannyDanDannyDan Members, Plex Pass Posts: 12 Plex Pass

    Thats what I also want to know. Is it possible without making a feature request?

    Danny

  • TheMooDudeTheMooDude Members, Plex Pass Posts: 196 Plex Pass

    This. A thousand times this! This is pretty much THE reason I still use the UWP for primary playback. Give me proper media key support (and windows media hooks too- so I can see what's playing in the little playback toast that appears on skip / volume change) and I'll be sold completely.

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  • fizzlepopfizzlefizzlepopfizzle Members Posts: 1

    +1 for global media keys

  • DannyDanDannyDan Members, Plex Pass Posts: 12 Plex Pass

    any news on this topic?

  • TheMooDudeTheMooDude Members, Plex Pass Posts: 196 Plex Pass

    @DannyDan said:
    any news on this topic?

    Check out http://forums.plex.tv/discussion/247641/media-keys-not-working#latest. It's not implemented but I did manage a workaround using AHK which may help.

    i5-2500K | 20GB DDR3 | 4x3TB WD Red RAID1 | Windows Server 2012 R2 | Plex Media Server
    i7-6700 | 16GB DDR4 | GTX 980TI | Windows 10 Pro | Plex Media Player
    Samsung UE40K5500 | Plex SmartTV App
    Raspberry Pi 3-B | Plex Media Player Embedded
    Microsoft Lumia 950 | Windows Phone 10 | Plex UWP

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