Since most ideas seems to be different ways to make our listening more efficient, smooth and comfortable here´s mine. Many computers today already have integrated hotkeys (usually located above the F1-F12 buttons) that allows simple pausing and previous/next functions. However, keyboards/laptop keyboards that doesnt have these buttons would benefit from having an option to show a smaller version on-screen providing the same functions. The toolbar would be shown on top of current windows. (activated by pressing an (editable) hotkey?) (See image) While the current option works well enough, it force-minimizes the current window and brings up the Spotify window, which we then have to minimize, before returning to previous occupation.
This "toolbar" would probably be most appealing to gamers, since we dont like interruptions 😉 , but also to others who wish to make their music experience as pleasant as possible.
Sure, we´re talking about seconds. But these seconds matters.
Happy and efficient listening!
EDIT: Several years later...
300+ kudos. Nice! When I wrote toolbar, I realize overlay would better describe what I'm hoping for. Much like how the Task Manager window has an option for "always on top", a very slim Spotify bar with the same propertiy would be great in-game or in any other fullscreen application.
We've discussed this idea and while it is interesting, we don't have any immediate plans to implement this. If we do have any new information to share, rest assured we'll check back in here with a new status.
In the meantime, it’s worth checking out the Windows 10 Game Bar, which can be accessed by pressing Win + G and allows you to configure a floating Spotify widget to control music playback.
Thanks again, and please keep those ideas and requests coming! More info on how your feedback reaches Spotify via the Idea Exchange can be found here.