Media keys affecting Teams web app.
I am listening to music.
I have teams opened in a Chrome tab.
I press pause/play to stop the music playback.
I expect music to stop playing.
Actually music continues to play and Teams web app is starting to call whoever is on my teams tab.
I would like the Teams app to be unaffected by media keys or at least have an option to toggle their interactivity.
David Pratt commented
Dumbest "feature" I've ever seen. Who in the right mind thinks Teams chat is some form of media to be played and paused at will? And yet you all will never fix it because Microsoft doesn't fix products that no one pays directly for.
It's embarrassing that this is still still still still an issue
Haraldo Klingheim commented
Why is this still an issue over a year later it was reported? Microsoft is one of the biggest companies in the world, Teams is one of the biggest virtual-meeting apps (for most people) in the world and it cannot fix this emrassing "bug" ? As many has pointed out, why does Teams have access to the media keys? Makes little to no sence.
What a disaster!
@Nico, current shortcut is ..\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Teams\Update.exe --processStart "Teams.exe" , how to add your HardwareMediaKeyHandling to that?
How is this still a thing? Embarrassing! Does anyone have a work around on macs? It's my work machine so "don't use mac" is not an answer.
It's embarrassing that this is still an issue, going to repost the Windows workaround I found to keep others sane:
* Right-click the Teams app in the task bar, then right-click the 'Microsoft Teams' entry in that list, then click Properties
* Edit the Target property so that the --process-start-args flag at the end includes -disable-features=HardwareMediaKeyHandling inside of the quotes
* Fully exit Teams and reopen
Brian H commented
This is the worst feature ever. As soon as a meeting is over and I go to play music, Teams ends up calling the group back. Teams should not have access to media keys.
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE remove this 'feature'.
Used the workaround (startup params) for now but please make this a UI option. I assume this cannot be removed since probably used in conjunction with Hardware that have dedicated Teams buttons but it would be nice to, at least, have a UI option to turn it off.
In macOS Big Sur you can now see from the media dropdown that Teams has itself as a music app. Very annoying
Please fix this
Please Fix this it's so annoying.
This is really really annoying, and I'd imagine it's not that hard of a fix. The reason it happens is because the Teams app uses electron, which is kind of like a fancy chrome browser skinned and cut down to fit the app that uses it, so when the developers used the normal v8 sound API, they're accidentally using the parts that allow for media controls, which in turns has the v8 engine inform windows of its status as a Media Controls option. Basically, don't use the mediaSession API.
What A Silly commented
This is a major issue for me as my media keys are tied to my phone app for working from home phonecalls, meaning I can't hang up as swiftly. It's also confusing my other staff because of the sound of a phonecall coming in when you press a button to ... play... music?
Ben Hinssen commented
Please fix this. MS Teams should not touch my media keys.
Johannes Horak commented
I would love to see the HardwareMediaKeyHandling option editable in teams preferences
As far as I understand https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msteams/forum/msteams_tfb-msteams_persett-msteams_subnotif/teams-and-media-keys/136320bb-7af0-4bdc-8743-56608ff576b2?page=2 there is the root cause
Mark Williams commented
Please fix this extremely annoying bug. If I didn't have to use Teams, I would ditch it because of this behaviour.
Ben Pearson commented
This happens in the Linux (native?) app as well, it is very annoying and not a good user experience. It happens after a video conference call, I have to close the app to get the media key control back to my music player.
Steve West commented
I agree. No reason for Teams to be using multimedia keys. Big ol' pain in the butt.
Mostly seems to be happening after meetings and not just in web-version. (Probably after someone has called you and not the other way around)
Media keys should only control music and videos. (Maybe something more?)
They should definitely not control playback of ringtones or notification sounds and most definitely not initiate a call.
João Chaves commented
I can't stand this "Microsoft Teams Notification" anymore, everytime I try to Play/Pause. Please fix this ASAP.