Discover, Browse, Collection when it arrives, all load by default and all use a lot of system resources.
Those of us using older computers [I saw a post today from a user on a P4 win Win7] find the current and recent versions nearly unusable, and have resorted to using old pre 0.8.8 versions. Version 0.6.5 does not support apps at all and it works great, [aside from crashing on occasion] and is lightning fast.
Resource usage may not seem like a big deal to some, but when using a notebook computer, the fan runs continuously and the battery life is cut in half or even more.
With the introduction of the CEF3 framework, an option to opt out should be easy to code, and would give users the opportunity to have a lean and fast music player only, without all the bloat that isn't used. The option would still be there to re-enable apps when desired.
This idea is based on working within the constraints of the existing client and CEF3, specifically so that there is only one client to maintain and support.
I flew this idea past one of the mods, and he said that with support from the user base, the option could game some traction with the Developer Team
Please vote up this idea.
Updated on 2018-06-16
Your idea has been submitted a while ago but unfortunately hasn't gathered enough kudos (100 per year). In order to keep an overview of the active & recent ideas in this forum, we will close this idea for now. However this does not mean that your idea has been declined by Spotify.
If you still feel strongly about your request, we encourage you to post your idea in a little different form again! Maybe now is the right time to receive the support of our community for your suggestion! ;)
Do you have any further questions on how the idea exchange is managed? Just click here!