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Media keys not working on Desktop App on Windows

  • 18 December 2018
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Hello all,

I had the same problem with version 4.3.4 and 4.4.4 (both downloaded from the MS Store) running on Windows 10.

I found a solution that worked great for me : running the deezer.exe as an administrator (provided you're admin on your PC).

You can force the app to be always running "as an administrator" by right-clicking on deezer.exe (generally in C:/Program Files/WindowsApps/Deezer.[XXXXsomethingXXXX]/app/deezer.exe ), then Properties, then Compatibility tab and finally checking "Run this program as an administrator". Eventually hit on Apply then OK.

Restart the app and enjoy 😀

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Great suggestion @eTitiB 😉
A lot of good feedback here in this topic. Thanks for sharing, peeps 🤓
media keys didnt work on my keyboard, but yesterday all was ok.
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Hi there @trikiman

Have a look here for tips in case it stops working.
This helped me for 4.5.1 as well! Thanks!
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The media controls (Previous, Play/Pause, Next) in the Windows 7 taskbar are not working.
Deezer app version: 4.5.1

Please find attached screenshot.

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The media controls (Previous, Play/Pause, Next) in the Windows 7 taskbar are not working.
Deezer app version: 4.5.1

Please find attached screenshot.



Please, see this topic above and let me know if it helps!
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The media controls (Previous, Play/Pause, Next) in the Windows 7 taskbar are not working.
Deezer app version: 4.5.1

Please find attached screenshot.

Please, see this topic above and let me know if it helps!


Hello @Rafael.
In fact I did the opposite. "Run as administrator" was selected before.
I deactivated this feature and it worked.
Thanks 🙂
just breif apparition for me that was spotify... i just uninstalled it and dezzer got the media control button control back.
so check if any other installed application could have took the priority of the usage.
This problem was driving me crazy. I noticed that when chrome was not running - media keys were working. It turned out I had google play music chrome app installed. once I removed it - media keys were working again with Deezer :-)
This link helped me find the problem: https://appuals.com/how-to-fix-media-keys-not-working-on-windows-10/

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