Windows 10: Cannot use media keys more than once at a time

Discus and support Cannot use media keys more than once at a time in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Hey, It worked on my previous laptop, but no longer on my new one. When I use fn + down arrow key it pauses the song on spotify. But if I want to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by teisseire, May 15, 2019 at 3:57 PM.

  1. teisseire Win User

    Cannot use media keys more than once at a time


    Hey,

    It worked on my previous laptop, but no longer on my new one.

    When I use fn + down arrow key it pauses the song on spotify. But if I want to resume the song, I need to release the keys then use fn + down again, I can't just press fn then pressing down arrow key to pause/play as I want.

    Same if I want to skip song, I need to press fn + right arrow. And if I want to skip another song I need to release the keys, then use fn + right arrorw again.. It's kind of frustrating lol.

    Thank you for your help !

    :)
     

  2. Windows Media Player in Windows 10

    Hi,

    We suggest you to try this method and check for the issue.

    Run the Windows Media Player Settings troubleshooter
    and check, if the issue persists.

    Follow these steps to run the troubleshooter:

    a. Press “Windows key” on your keyboard.

    b. Type Troubleshooting and click Troubleshooting under Settings.

    c. Now select Programs in the search option.

    d. Under Media Player, select Windows Media Player Settings
    to run the troubleshooter.

    Hope this helps, let us know the status of the issue.
     
    Rakesh Narayanaswamy, May 15, 2019 at 3:59 PM
    #2
  3. Yaqub K Win User
    windows media player

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting on Microsoft Communities.

    What is the exact error message you get when you to try play files on Windows Media Player?

    I suggest you to run both Windows Media Player Library and Settings troubleshooter and check.

    Step 1: If your computer is having problems playing video or audio files in Windows Media Player, try using the Windows Media Player Settings troubleshooter to fix the problem. The troubleshooter checks the configuration and network settings
    for Windows Media Player to make sure that you can play content you've downloaded and saved to your computer, or content streaming over a network or the Internet.

    Steps to run Windows Media Player Settings troubleshooter are as follows:

    • Press Windows key + X and select Control Panel.
    • In the search box, type troubleshooter, and then click
      Troubleshooting.
    • Click View all, and then click Windows Media Player Settings
      and follow the instructions.

    Step 2: If your computer is having problems accessing your collection of digital media files in the Windows Media Player Library, try using the Windows Media Player Library troubleshooter to fix the problem. The troubleshooter makes sure
    Windows Media Player is correctly installed on your computer, and checks to see whether your Player Library is corrupted.

    Steps to run Windows Media Player Settings troubleshooter are as follows:

    • Press Windows key + X and select Control Panel.
    • In the search box, type troubleshooter, and then click
      Troubleshooting.
    • Click View all, and then click Windows Media Player Library
      and follow the instructions.

    Please reply us on the status of the issue to assist you further.
     
  4. Cannot use media keys more than once at a time

    Media Player Errors - Stops playing

    Hi Donald,

    Thank you for your interest in Windows 10.

    I suggest you to follow the methods below and check if issue persists.

    Method 1: Windows Media Player Settings troubleshooter

    I suggest you to run the Windows Media Player Settings troubleshooter, please refer to the steps below:


    • Press Windows key +X, select Control panel.

    • Change the view by option on the top right to Large icons.

    • Click on troubleshooting and click on the view all option on the left panel.

    • Run the Windows Media Player Settings troubleshooter.
    Method 2: Reinstall Windows Media player

    I suggest you uninstall and reinstall the Windows Media Player and check. Refer to these steps:


    • Press Windows Key +X, select Programs and Features.

    • Click on Turn Windows features ON or OFF on the left panel.

    • Expand Media Features and uncheck the box against Windows Media Player.

    • Click OK and restart if prompted. Follow the same procedure and check the box against Windows Media Player to reinstall.

    • Check if issue persists.
    Hope this will fix the issue, if not let us know with the updated status and we will be happy to assist you further.
     
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