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Getting Media Keys Working for Your CODE Keyboard for Spotify on OS X

CODE Keyboard Media Keys I love my CODE Keyboard, but it was driving me crazy that I couldn’t skip tracks in Spotify but my Macbook media keys could. After contacting support and doing quite a bit of research, I finally found a solution that will work for both CODE Keyboards and DAS Keyboards on OS X. (Tested on Yosemite with a CODE TKL Keyboard)


(Not hard, just very verbose steps)

  1. Download and install Karabiner
  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 XML from here and replace all of the XML in your open copy of private.xml
  6. Save and close private.xml
  7. Open Karabiner again, click the Change Key tab
  8. Click Reload XML
  9. Das Keyboard 4 – Media Keys should now be at the top, check that checkbox
  10. Skip songs in Spotify!

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  1. Thank you so so much for this. I just got this keyboard and was frustrated as well. The only other solution I found was using some wonky keybindings to applescript commands, which didn’t really seem like the best solution.

  2. Thank you so much!

  3. Thank you! Super helpful. 🙂

  4. This worked super well!! Been looking for a solution but this solved it

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