Pro Tip: Are you annoyed by the play/pause button affecting YouTube and other websites in Chrome rather than Spotify?
For the past months I had this issue with the play/pause button on my Macbook. Imagine you’ve got the Spotify app playing and you’re opening a YouTube video on Chrome. You’d like to pause your music to listen to the video. However due to some recent update I believe the physical pause/play button on macOS affects the active window (Chrome/YouTube in this case) rather than your background media player (Spotify).
1. Open Chrome and enter this in the address bar: chrome://flags/#hardware-media-key-handling
2. Find “Hardware Media Key Handling” and put it on “Disabled”
Finding this solution made me so happy so I’d like to spread joy across the world now. Cheers!