When Brave is the active window, it hijacks the mediakeys of the macOS keyboard. Learn how to disable this behavior.

Disable mediakeys in Brave on macOS.

Developers who like to listen to music while working, recognize this scenario: Mediacontrols control apple music. Now, you need to look something up on youtube. A tutorial starts and you click the play/pause button to stop the music. But now the tutorial stops playing.

This is exactly the opposite of the intent. Transport keys on the keyboard should control the music, not youtube. Here is how to disable this behavior:

Setting not found?

If a setting like Hardware Media Key Handling cannot be found, try this:

Written by Loek van den Ouweland on 2022-04-28.
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