Close Button Closes Spotify [Linux]

Close Button Closes Spotify [Linux]


this feature was already implemented on windows a long time ago (as seen here: )


when can we have this for linux? 

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Hey! As we don't officially support Linux, it's hard to say if and when we will implement new features.

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It is already implemented, but you need to use version 1.0.x of Spotify that is only in the testing repository, so far.


Follow the instructions on but replace stable with testing, like this:


# 1. Add the Spotify repository signing key to be able to verify downloaded packages
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp:// --recv-keys BBEBDCB318AD50EC6865090613B00F1FD2C19886

# 2. Add the Spotify repository
echo deb testing non-free | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list

# 3. Update list of available packages
sudo apt-get update

# 4. Install Spotify
sudo apt-get install spotify-client




I'm using a tiling window manager (i3) on Linux. In my case, there is no close button. The app doesn't react to CTRL+W, CTRL+Q, ALT+F4 or have a "Quit" option in the login menu.

Is there any intended way to quit other than clicking the (non-existent) close button ? Sending the process a SIGTERM seems to be a bit too much.


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