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Fixing Spotify Media Keys Issue in Mac

There can be an issue specific to the Spotify media app for Mac where the Prev/Next media functions will not work. 

To fix this issue, please follow these instructions:

1. Download and install Karabiner (

*If you're using Sierra, you'll need the updated prototype version of Karabiner here:

2. Open Karabiner and click the Misc & Uninstall tab

3. Click Open private.xml. This will open a Finder window

4. Edit private.xml with your favorite text editor

5. Copy the following XML and use it to replace all of the XML in your open copy of private.xml:  
<?xml version="1.0"?>
    <name>WASD Spotify Fix - Media Keys</name>
     ConsumerKeyCode::RawValue::0x0012, ModifierFlag::NONE, ConsumerKeyCode::MUSIC_PREV
      ConsumerKeyCode::RawValue::0x0011, ModifierFlag::NONE, ConsumerKeyCode::MUSIC_NEXT

6. Save and close private.xml

7. Click the Change Key tab

8. Click Reload XML

9. WASD Spotify Fix - Media Keys should now be at the top, check that checkbox

10. Now you can skip songs in Spotify using our Media Keys


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