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Hi @snaphat! Thanks for the post.
Based on your screenshot, this looks like the volume control integration for Windows 10 and not directly related to Pandora. I would suggest reaching out to them directly with this idea.
We do have a feature suggestion for a compact player design in our Feature Request board. If this is something you're interested in seeing for Pandora, feel free to give it a like. You can find the idea here.
Hope this helped.
It works fine in youtube:
and in spotify:
It is directly related to Pandora. After investigating I determined that Pandora simply hasn't implemented the required browser hooks for media control keys. The OSD is supported in Chrome, Firefox, and Edge through APIs and works fine with the majority of well known media websites these days.
So, it's just Pandora that doesn't appear to work. In fact, it seems like even media control keys on the keyboard don't work for Pandora either...
Pandora needs utilized the MediaSession web api to support this feature basically:
Hi @snaphat! Thanks for the clarification about your suggestion and for including the screenshots.
You are correct, we do not support media controls via the keyboard while listening on a web browser, however these are supported on the desktop app.
When using the web browser, we only support using the following list below, and the Pandora browser tab must be the active tab.
I implemented a version of what I was talking about above using the MediaSession APIs I linked within a userscript for Pandora.
All it does at the moment is allow play/pause to be clicked. The song title is provided by a browser extension that changes the tab title. It should work in Chrome/Edge/Firefox.
Anyway, if I could spin that up in less than a day with no familiarity in it, I'm sure Pandora devs could natively support it and throw in the media info.
EDIT: Chrome, Edge, and Firefox extensions are now available at the link above.
I went ahead and implemented the rest of the media-session support for Pandora so that it properly displays the album art, etc. It's on the repository I linked above and super simple stuff.
I'd appreciate if it could be passed to Pandora devs. I'd rather the support be natively in Pandora. 🙂 The code is MIT licensed and free with no restrictions or anything.
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