Prevent Browser from Hijacking the Media Keys

Mindlessly you click a YouTube link and it starts playing. Surprise! Your play/pause button pauses the video instead of the music playing.

Easy fix, go to your Chromium-based browser and turn off Hardware Media Key Handling. Paste the following in the address bar: chrome://flags/#hardware-media-key-handling

There's also a third party application that fixes the same problem: Reflex.

But I'm fine with turning off the media keys for the whole browser.

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