Fix – Chrome.exe appear in Volume Control on Windows 10 Desktop and Lockscreen in Chrome v75

Recently, the company rolled out the latest version of the Chrome browser. Now the stable version is Chrome v75.

As usual, the update brings new features like Tab Preview, Reader mode and of course bugs too. As covered by deskmodder, one of the users is complaining about an annoying issue which starts appearing after updating the browser to the latest version.

Fix - Chrome.exe appear in Volume Control on Windows 10 Desktop and Lockscreen

After updating to Chrome v75, the volume control including pause, back and forth with chrome.exe start appearing on the lock screen and desktop in Windows 10.

It seems like, Google has activated something due to which this ad now appear when the browser is minimized. Of course, not everyone like it.

Actually, it is happening because of the “Hardware Media key handling” flag which was included by the company in the Chrome v74. The feature was disabled in the previous update but now enabled in the Chrome v75. So all this mess is happening because of this setting.

Fix – Chrome.exe appearing in Volume Control in Desktop and Lockscreen

Fortunately, there is a way to stop this abnormal behavior of the browser. Here’s what you need to do:

In the Chrome address bar, you need visit following flag address:


Using the drop-down, you need to change the settings from Default to Disabled and then click on the Relaunch Now button to apply the changes.

That’s all.

Why don’t you give a try to this workaround and let us know if this fixes the issue?

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