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Media Keys (Mac)

Last Updated: Aug 10, 2013 01:27PM EDT
Currently, OS X does not allow apps distributed through the Mac App Store to handle key events for the standard media keys, nor can apps distributed through the Mac App Store prevent other apps from receiving key events from the standard media keys.

Downcast currently has similar global shortcuts using the F7-F9 keys:
  • F7 - Previous Episode
    • Option + F7 - Skip back using your skip back interval setting
  • F8 - Toggle Play/Pause
  • F9 - Next Episode
    • Option + F8 - Skip ahead using your skip ahead interval setting

Plans for improving the situation in a future update:
  • Make these global shortcuts configurable so as to avoid conflicts with other applications.
  • Create a secondary "helper" application that will be distributed outside of the App Store. This application will allow Downcast to respond to the standard media keys.

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