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My media keys on my MBP for iTunes 12 in Yosemite don't respond. Spotify works fine. I'm using the FN key to access the standard F keys.

These all work:

  • Screen brightness
  • Expose
  • Launch Pad
  • Keyboard brightness
  • Volume
  • Power key

Is this a known issue or something I'm missing?

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  • and it works if you do not use the Fn key ?
    – Ruskes
    Oct 28, 2014 at 16:39
  • @buscar it doesn't work either way Oct 28, 2014 at 16:42
  • did you try the Control-up/down arrow
    – Ruskes
    Oct 28, 2014 at 16:53
  • @Buscar웃 i have that bound to something else. Oct 28, 2014 at 16:54
  • sorry on iTunes 12 it is the cmd-up/down
    – Ruskes
    Oct 28, 2014 at 16:56

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Do you happen to have Spotify or another media application open at the same time as iTunes? They'll hijack your media keys, passing the the controls to that application instead of iTunes.

Or perhaps Chrome is hijacking your media key keystrokes. You can get more information on that here: http://www.omgchrome.com/chrome-google-music-media-keys/

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  • Happy to help! :) Oct 28, 2014 at 21:54
  • I also got bit by Chrome on this. That's pretty annoying default behavior on their part.
    – Farski
    Dec 6, 2014 at 21:16

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