Cannot disable OSD from brave://flags


Description of the issue:
#hardware-media-key-handling missing from brave://flags/
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How can this issue be reproduced?

  1. Open any tab with sound
  2. Use media keys (keyboard keys for laptop or custom set buttons from mouse) for volume up/down

Expected result:
Only the volume to be seen
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Brave Version( check About Brave):
[Version 1.38.109 Chromium: 101.0.4951.41 (Official Build) (64-bit)]

Additional Information:
Issue was solved previously by disabling #hardware-media-key-handling missing from brave://flags/ , in my current build the flag no longer exists

I’m having the exact same issue, I’ve been looking for a fix that doesn’t use that flag but I haven’t been able to find anything that works.

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Welcome to the connumity. :slightly_smiling_face:

Community member myself and just ran across two other topics relating to this. Posting them below for reference. The topics mentioned a workaround but I couldn’t find what the heck they were talking about! lol If you figure it out, can you please post an update? Thank-you very much. :smiley:

Think I’ve found a reddit post about the flag.

The flag:

Search for a flag called #temporary-unexpire-flags-m100 , enable it and relaunch the browser, then search for #hardware-media-key-handling and the flag should appear.

Edit: this workaround link was actually posted a couple of days ago by @NootNoot - posted the topic link below.

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That reddit post has the correct answer. Search brave flags for temporary, enable m100, relaunch, search hardware media, disable, relaunch.

This is the way.

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The correct way is to just update Brave to have this flag back.

@talgeeze This is a chromium package flag. Do you know if Brave can easily implement the code for these flags in future releases once they are no longer available in chromium? I don’t even know if that is an option.

Just posted by another community member. Looks like it is not the exact flag as before but hopefully it works the same…

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It is one variable in a file, so it is fairly easy to change. Though it is currently set to expire in May 2023.
Might expire sooner if they implement a proper setting like they have planned.

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Flags are temporary creatures.

It’s the exact same flag. They haven’t changed a thing about it.

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Cool. I don’t remember seeing the “MediaSessionService” required on the other description. Could have been and I just don’t remember! Do you know what that is btw?

Probably should stop being lazy and just look it up! lol

Short version: MediaSessionService is what manages media in Chrome. It allows things like individual tab muting or the media control panel in Chrome.
I don’t think you can disable it. Not easily at least.

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I was able to fix the issue after setting #hardware-media-key-handling to disabled from flags

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