To all Spotify desktop users out there:
There should be collapse buttons on main/apps and collection just like on the playlists. This would make it easier to choose what you want higlighted. It is also a problem on laptop and other monitors with a 16/9 ratio where there is limited vertical resolution.
From a die-hard Spotify user with at least 3 years premium account.
Android, Desktop (Windows 7 and 8), Squezzebox, XBMC all connected.
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I think the new library system ('your music') is a great step foreward when it comes to organising music.
But in terms of usability it is still lightyears behind non-streaming media players like Winamp, iTunes, WMP... If you just want click around and listen to music without really knowing what to hear, Spotify still can be a real pain in the ass. Especially on the desktop version...
When I go to my library ('your music') and look at the page of all my artist or albums, I can see only 8 complete ablums/artists at once. 12 when I also count the half abums/artists... I have about 130 Artists/ 300 albums in my library. Being only able to see 8 albums/artists at once, this amount of music is really hard to handle with such an interface. An optional list view would make things a lot easier.
Additionally the songs view is still just confusing and kind of chaotic. I have about 3500 songs in my library. When I want to look for a bunch of artists/albums (not only one) it is hard to find anything. It is just a really confusing and endless list of songs. You can't just click around and just listen to music without knowing what you want to hear. There isn't even an optical seperation beetween different artists and albums...
It would be way more useful, if there weren't seperate views for artists, albums and songs, but a combination of them. Or if there were just an integration of album and artist filter in the song list (not just a search function). It would be awesome if there was a possibility to split the Screen when you're in the song library an show a list with Artists, Album the list of songs. Like we all know it from from any other music player (Winamp, iTunes, WMP...). So you could click on an artist or mark a bunch of artists and all titles, albums and genres that aren't related to these artists disappear. Just like predefined filters for all the artists and albums in the library.
By that it would be much easier to search to search for music in your library without knowing exactly what you are searching for.
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In the most recent update, there is no control over the size of the columns (or which are even visible). This means if I'm listening to the track "Haydn: Symphony in B flat, H.I No.35 - 1. Allegro di molto", then all I get is "Haydn: Symphony in B flat, H". This wouldn't be a problem, except H.I 51 is also in B flat - so I can't tell the difference in my playlist and start it. By the time I've put the mouse over the title in the player to get it scrolling, I've recognised which one it is. Please please bring back the ability to resize columns!!!!!
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