SpotifyWebHelper.exe running as background process

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SpotifyWebHelper.exe running as background process

Concert Regular
‎2012-04-21 01:51 PM

Since the last update a background process called 'SpotifyWebHelper.exe' is running. It seems to start at Windows startup - I haven't started Spotify yet.

 

Why is this process running?

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Re: SpotifyWebHelper.exe running as background process

Moderator
‎2012-04-24 08:17 AM

Ok, I've asked around and what this is for is to help with pressing the play button in Facebook.

 

While this process is running clicking on a play button will start Spotify playing immediately, rather than face you with the 'do you have Spotify?' pop-up. So it's meant to create a smoother listening experience.

 

But there shouldn't be any harm in disabling it if you want to.

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Re: SpotifyWebHelper.exe running as background process

Moderator
‎2012-05-24 02:07 PM

Right here in the Preferences (Edit > Preferences):

 

 

You might just need to scroll down a bit to get to it.

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Re: SpotifyWebHelper.exe running as background process

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Moderator
‎2012-04-21 01:57 PM

Hey, that's strange. It's nothing I'm aware of.

Do you have any third-party applications installed like Spotify Remote?

 

[EDIT: Actually, just seen it on my own computer. I'll look into this and let you know what it is!]

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Re: SpotifyWebHelper.exe running as background process

Concert Regular
‎2012-04-22 04:35 PM

Nope, only got Spotify installed. According to regedit, it's started in HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. I see no need for Spotify to run anything before I start the application itself...

Re: SpotifyWebHelper.exe running as background process

Moderator
‎2012-04-24 08:17 AM

Ok, I've asked around and what this is for is to help with pressing the play button in Facebook.

 

While this process is running clicking on a play button will start Spotify playing immediately, rather than face you with the 'do you have Spotify?' pop-up. So it's meant to create a smoother listening experience.

 

But there shouldn't be any harm in disabling it if you want to.

Check out our Twitter for the latest updates on any service issues: @Spotifystatus

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Re: SpotifyWebHelper.exe running as background process

Concert Regular
‎2012-05-10 01:19 PM

Thanks for clarifying.

 

By the way, if anyone else is wondering about the process: If you uncheck the "Allow Spotify to be started from the Web" option, it'll automatically disable the background process.

Re: SpotifyWebHelper.exe running as background process

Music Fan
‎2012-05-23 03:46 PM

I cannot find this option.  Where do I uncheck it?

Re: SpotifyWebHelper.exe running as background process

Moderator
‎2012-05-24 02:07 PM

Right here in the Preferences (Edit > Preferences):

 

 

You might just need to scroll down a bit to get to it.

Check out our Twitter for the latest updates on any service issues: @Spotifystatus

Problem solved? Click 'Accept as solution' to make it easier to find for others!

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Re: SpotifyWebHelper.exe running as background process

Roadie
‎2013-06-07 04:21 PM

That doesnt really do anything else then stop spotify from starting up on computer startup. Dont play dumb, we want to know how to disable your pathetic little gadget if we never use it anyway.

Re: SpotifyWebHelper.exe running as background process

Music Fan
‎2013-06-24 08:29 PM

Teol: read it again. Carefully.

Re: SpotifyWebHelper.exe running as background process

Music Fan
‎2013-09-25 01:15 PM

How come they start up NINE (9) different SpotifyHelper.exe-procecces´s when Spotify is running? Seams wierd to me...

 

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