Description of the issue:
Unable to remove the Windows 10 Media Overlay when multimedia is playing (e.g. youtube)
This was previously resolved as per: Get rid of windows 10 multimedia overlay
However, the “hardware-media-key-handling” option no longer exists in brave://flags
It appears as if this option was removed in a recent update.
How can this issue be reproduced?
- Open up Youtube in Brave
- Click on any video
- Change the system (not youtube) volume
- Both the volume level AND the media overlay are displayed
Only the volume level should be displayed.
This was the previous result when “hardware-media-key-handling” was disabled
Brave Version( check
1.38.109 Chromium: 101.0.4951.41 64bit
Windows 10 Home 21H2
Glad I wasn’t insane. Can confirm this is broken in release 1.38.109 Chromium: 101.0.4951.41 (Official Build) (arm64).
I downloaded Chrome to see if they could be disabled there and likewise the option is missing.
Grabbed my laptop that I hadn’t update in a while and can confirm v1.37.116 has the option. Installed it on this computer and everything is working again. Grab your relevant download here if you want it back immediately:
Thanks Chocoholic this works great without having to downgrade browser versions.
Ideally Brave needs proper implementation of hardware-media-key-handling, as it appears that there are plans to remove #temporary-unexpire-flags-m100 which would soon render this workaround ineffective.
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