Get rid of windows 10 multimedia overlay

Description of the issue: While using an external application to play music (Spotify) and having brave running in the background (not playing any music!) when multimedia keys are used, eg. the prev/next track, volume up/down this annoying, unnecessary, windows 10 multimedia overlay taking is taking place.

Steps to Reproduce (add as many as necessary):
1.Use some external app to play music,
2.Have brave running in the background,
3.Hit multimedia key,

Actual Result (gifs and screenshots are welcome!):

Expected result:
Get rid of it and free my soul.

Reproduces how often:
Evry tim kei is hit,

Operating System and Brave Version(See the About Brave page in the main menu):
Windows 10

Additional Information:
Help pls


I believe this is due to the way Chromium handles media key bindings. To resolve,

  1. Type brave://flags into the address bar
  2. Search for a flag called #hardware-media-key-handling
  3. Disable this flag and allow the page to refresh

Let me know if this resolves the issue for you.


Thank you Sir! Looks like this has fixed the issue. Will be watching and will let you know if there are still any inconveniences.

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