[Desktop] Global HotKeys for Pause/Play, Skip, etc.

It would be nice to have an Global Hotkey so you can pause/play your music while browsing and not switching between screens. Or when you are gaming and you want another song but you don't want to alt tab and stay idle, a (customizable?)  Global Hotkey(i.g. ctrl+shift+right) would be such an great improvement in the usefulness of Spotify.

Updated on 2019-01-11

Hey folks,

 

Thanks for coming to the Community, and adding your vote to this idea. 

 

After discussing with the right teams we've decided not to implement global hotkeys on Spotify. 

 

Thanks for continuing to share your ideas and giving us feedback in our Idea Exchange.

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skipgamer
Newbie
by lucferron
There is a plugin at the moment that can help you with this. I just tried it and it solves my problem... It would be better if it would be built in spotify but this is better than nothing. It is called Toastify.

http://toastify.codeplex.com/SourceControl/changeset/view/79962

Thanks for the toastify link, works like a charm, for those wanting media keyboard support (the play/pause, back, forward, stop buttons on almost every keyboard nowadays), add the following the toastify.xml file located in the toastify folder.

 

<Hotkey>
      <Ctrl>false</Ctrl>
      <Alt>false</Alt>
      <Shift>false</Shift>
      <Key>MediaPlayPause</Key>
      <Action>PlayPause</Action>
    </Hotkey>
    <Hotkey>
      <Ctrl>false</Ctrl>
      <Alt>false</Alt>
      <Shift>false</Shift>
      <Key>MediaStop</Key>
      <Action>Stop</Action>
    </Hotkey>
    <Hotkey>
      <Ctrl>false</Ctrl>
      <Alt>false</Alt>
      <Shift>false</Shift>
      <Key>MediaPreviousTrack</Key>
      <Action>PreviousTrack</Action>
    </Hotkey>
    <Hotkey>
      <Ctrl>false</Ctrl>
      <Alt>false</Alt>
      <Shift>false</Shift>
      <Key>MediaNextTrack</Key>
      <Action>NextTrack</Action>
    </Hotkey>

 

This really should be default functionality though.

user-removed
Not applicable

toastify works great... just needed one more functionality to star a song

rouge568
Newbie

Commenting to show my support for this! Using Windows 7 and there's not really a workaround.

psjeong
Newbie

AutoHotkeys works for me. I'm on Windows 7.

 

http://www.autohotkey.com/board/topic/36239-spotify-global-hotkeys/

robbyus1111
Music Fan

Hi,

 

It would be cool if the spotify shortcut were working even if not on the spotify window...  As simple as this...

 

Thanks!

robbyus1111
Music Fan

Come on!

 

This request is not that difficult to be implemented into Spotify !

 

This idea was posted 1 year ago and still not done! Toastify can do it, but YOU can't ??

All the Mediaplayers got this feature !

 

Thanks for reading

Rock Star 28
Rock Star 28

Added "etc." in the title to include also functions that most of you request in the comments, like star a track, add to playlist, and so on. ;)

jay4hk
Newbie

Try downloading Flutter - lets you pause/play, hit next track and previous track using hand gestures (through your webcam)

lucferron
Newbie

Come on guys... Developing that feature is a 1 day job for any developer. Would be awesome to have it... Not like you need rocket science to get it done either.

roberskine
Newbie

Well @lucferron, I don't know if it's a 1 day job. It's not in their API, else I'd totally spend a whole day building it since it doesn't even require a rocket science degree.

 

image datan : Image data in TIFF format.

 

applicationn [see also Standard Suite] : The Spotify application.

properties

current track (track, r/o) : The current playing track.

sound volume (integer) : The sound output volume (0 = minimum, 100 = maximum)

player state (stopped/‌playing/‌paused, r/o) : Is Spotify stopped, paused, or playing?

player position (real) : The player’s position within the currently playing track in seconds.

repeating enabled (boolean, r/o) : Is repeating enabled in the current playback context?

repeating (boolean) : Is repeating on or off?

shuffling enabled (boolean, r/o) : Is shuffling enabled in the current playback context?

shuffling (boolean) : Is shuffling on or off?

trackn : A Spotify track.

properties

artist (text, r/o) : The artist of the track.

album (text, r/o) : The album of the track.

disc number (integer, r/o) : The disc number of the track.

duration (integer, r/o) : The length of the track in seconds.

played count (integer, r/o) : The number of times this track has been played.

track number (integer, r/o) : The index of the track in its album.

starred (boolean, r/o) : Is the track starred?

popularity (integer, r/o) : How popular is this track? 0-100

id (text, r/o) : The ID of the item.

name (text, r/o) : The name of the track.

artwork (image data, r/o) : The track's album cover.

album artist (text, r/o) : That album artist of the track.

spotify url (text) : The URL of the track.

next trackv : Skip to the next track.

next track

previous trackv : Skip to the previous track.

previous track

playpausev : Toggle play/pause.

playpause

pausev : Pause playback.

pause

playv : Resume playback.

play

play trackv : Start playback of a track in the given context.

play track text : the URI of the track to play

[in context text] : the URI of the context to play in