MacOS "Now Playing" menu bar item does not work properly with the Firefox web browser
I am a new Firefox user. From the very beginning I am having such an issue: macOS has "Now Playing" item in the top of the screen where the menu bar is located, but Firefox does not work properly with it. The only interaction is available is Play/Pause. However, Chrome and Safari work well with this menu bar item, I can both see the timeline and rewind the video. For some reason it does not work in Firefox.
I should say that the problems also occur while using the touch bar. There is also a "Now Playing" item and there is also the only interaction available.
You can see in the picture I added that the time dash does not even move while the video is playing. The problem is the same on any sources.
I am using Apple Silicon version btw.
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You can try to disable hardware media keys.
- Settings (Options/Preferences) -> General -> Browsing: "Control media via keyboard, headset, or virtual interface"
- about:config => media.hardwaremediakeys.enabled = false
You can open the about:config page via the location/address bar. If you get the warning page, you can click the "Accept the Risk and Continue" button.
Modified by cor-el
The problem is not that I want to get rid of extra controls, but I am used to using both Touch Bar and Menu Bar icon. Clear cache option did not change anything. Same situation with disabling a setting you mentioned. Controls do disable, but after eneabling it back it works unproperly as it did.
As I mentioned in the question above, there is one control workin - Play / Pause button. But in cases with Safari and Chrome I can rewind video, see and manipulate the timeline. You can see the difference in the attached picture.
Hi Artyom, The team is aware of the issue and is working on it. Unfortunately, there is no timeline for when you'll see the fix.
For now, click on the tab with a speaking icon (which indicates that audio is coming from that tab) and use the controls on the webpage.
It doesn't look like there is much progress with implementing this feature.
- 1739151 - Progress bar inside the “Now Playing” info panel doesn't reflect the state of an ongoing played video
- 1771039 - Implement MPNowPlayingInfoCenter Seekbar control on MacOS
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Modified by Chris Ilias