Ever since updatin gto the latest version of Spotify I am having an issue with mutiple instances of SpotifyHelper.exe runnign in my taskmanager, even though i had disabled it through my preferences. Is this some new bug with the latest version of Spotify, or am I alone on this?
I can't continue using Spotify like this because it is chewing up my very limited memory.
Here are two screen caps of whats going on.
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tw1st wrote: Well whether or not they are chewing up CPU/RAM this is still a bug, no? From what I understand others are having the same issue occur, I guess all we can do at this point is make sure that the developers know about this, and wait for a fix.
Not a bug, an upgrade. The CEF3 framework allows the current version to run MUCH more smoothly than the previous few versions.
I've been looking at Process Explorer to see what's going on. The Activity Feed DOES make the main spotify.exe process max out ONE CPU. Discover will chew up RAM. Swarm.fm eats up a TON of RAM. When you browse away from the apps, or close your Activity Feed, the offending spotifyhelper.exe process closes, a new one opens for whatever you are viewing, like a playlist or artist page, for example, and resource usage goes back to normal. Process Explorer clearly shows this.
Don't look at your processes, just enjoy the fact the that the software works better. If you insist on looking at your processes, do a thorough job and use Process Explorer [freeware from MS] and not Windows Task Manager.