That option doesn't enable or disable functionality. I can guarantee it. Easy to prove too: just disable the option, and you'll find that the remote still works.not an option that sounds to me like it should enable or disable functionality, and yet that's what appears to have happened.
It's really unfortunate that we didn't get a snapshot of your settings from before the remote started working. I expect either HID wasn't enabled properly, or media was enabled (=> conflict ==> problems). Anyhow, glad to hear everything is working as it should now.