Now Playing widget switches to what is playing in Safari


#1

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Describe the bug
When using the bundled now playing widget, which is awesome, it switches to what is playing in Safari when any kind of media is playing on a page.

Affected input device (e.g. MacBook Trackpad, Magic Mouse/Trackpad, Touch Bar, etc.):
Touch Bar

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Device information:

  • Type of Mac: MBP 15" 2018
  • macOS version: 10.14.2 Beta (18C48a)
  • BetterTouchTool version: 2.660 (968)

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#2

That is normal, it just uses the "Now Playing" information provided by the system.


#3

Is there any way to change that? I really don't ever want safari now playing in the widget.


#4

Currently there is no way to exclude applications. This might be possible in the future, but I'll need to look into it and would need to add a way to select applications to exclude etc., so this probably won't be included in the next versions.

You could put the widget in a conditional activation group, so it is hidden when safari is the frontmost app, however it would still show when Safari is playing in the background.


#5

Okie doke, thanks for the response :slight_smile:
I'll try using one of the AppleScript versions and see if that works.