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Here are two examples of this issue. Basically it appears that if no touch region is defined, the app believes I'm trying to interact with the background. However, I can't imagine anyone intending to interact with the background in either of these cases. IMO a wider touch target OR a neutral zone that does nothing would provide a better user experience than doing something unintended and unpredictable (like changing songs!) when I am not precise enough with my gestures.
Hey there @jumunius,
We appreciate you sharing this with the Community!
It looks like this is expected behaviour, as clicking anywhere outside of the Now Playing bar means selecting something else.
We do however get how this can be frustrating and we'd like to suggest that you open an Idea about altering this feature so the Playlist section in its proximity isn't selectable as it currently is 🙂
Thanks and good luck!
Thanks Vasil, I went ahead and filed as an Idea as you recommended. I have a hard time believing this is "expected behavior" that was consciously designed by Spotify. It seems more like an oversight that creates unexpected behaviors for a user. I should not be able to interact with invisible elements in a UI. But hopefully this gets more attention as an idea, as I'm tired of accidentally causing my songs to skip because of my lack of surgical precision with my phone screen.
There is a clickable space in between the tab bar and currently listening section which is clickable and let's you accidentally switch songs or- even worse unlike songs. When you are in your liked songs, you at least get a warning notification if you really want to unlike that song, which you are not getting when you are in a playlist.
Thanks for your reply and for the info shared.
We hope you don't mind us moving your post, as it fits better here in this thread.
That being said, as mentioned previously in this thread by @Vasil, we can confirm this is expected behavior. We understand where you're coming from and we appreciate the time you took to let us know about it.
We'd like to share with you that another user had the same idea about this behavior. Even though the status is set as Closed - Not Enough Vote, it doesn't mean the idea has been rejected. We’d suggest adding your vote in the thumbs up icon and subscribing to the idea to get notified as soon as we have any updates to share.
We'll be here if anything else comes up. Once again, thanks for the feedback.
"That being said, as mentioned previously in this thread by @Vasil, we can confirm this is expected behavior."
Sorry, is ChatGPT your moderator? I really cannot believe that any human designer worth a 6 figure salary would actually define this as expected behavior. You are either insulting the intelligence of your designers or your users or both. If this is "as designed" then it is an oversight. What a waste of time this board is.
Also to add, if this is actually "expected" then it would be useful to understand WHY. As it stands it just seems like nobody has investigated the issue serious, beyond just looking up "what is the thin region between two UI elements supposed to do" and finding no specific recommendation, thus calling it "working as expected."
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