To enable or disable the Google Chrome hardware media key handling feature, you can follow these steps:
- Open Google Chrome and type "chrome://flags" in the address bar.
- Press Enter to access the Chrome Experiments page, which allows you to customize experimental features.
- Search for "Hardware Media Key Handling" using the search box on that page.
- Once you find the "Hardware Media Key Handling" flag, click on the drop-down menu next to it.
- Select the desired option from the drop-down menu:
"Default" – allows Chrome to decide whether to handle media keys or not.
"Enabled" – enables Chrome to handle media keys.
"Disabled" – disabled Chrome's ability to handle media keys.
- After selecting the option, Chrome will prompt you to relaunch the browser for the changes to take effect. Click the "Relaunch" button.
- Once Chrome relaunches, the hardware media key handling feature should be enabled or disabled according to your preference.
Remember that enabling or disabling this feature will determine whether Chrome captures media key presses (such as play/pause, next, previous) or allows these keys to be used by other media applications on your computer.