Full screen under Ubuntu 18.04

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Full screen under Ubuntu 18.04

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Plan

Premium

Country

 Slovakia

Device

ASUS F556U

Operating System

Ubuntu 18.04

 

My Question or Issue

 If I click the full-screen icon in the bottom-right corner, I do get only a "full-window" mode (I.e. the album artwork is in the middle of the app window, etc., but everything else stays as before - the app is still contained in a window, the desktop is visible...). I'm pretty sure, that in the past the app was able to switch to full-screen mode (the window content occupying the entire screen). What can be done about that? BTW: I'm using the snap store version (1.0.80.474.gef6b503e-7)

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Re: Full screen under Ubuntu 18.04

Roadie

Hey @djaeris, welcome to the Community!

 

Sorry to hear you're having trouble with this. We'll definitely be able to help out though.

 

Keep in mind that Spotify isn't officially supported on Linux, but does reinstalling the app make a difference?

 

Let us know how it goes.

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Re: Full screen under Ubuntu 18.04

Regular

No, reinstalling does nothing to change it.

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Re: Full screen under Ubuntu 18.04

Regular

Try delete spotify window configuration file
Usually delete this file fix interface issues

File is located under (user home)/.config/spotify/prefs

If don't fix yout problem, delete the folder itseft

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Re: Full screen under Ubuntu 18.04

Regular

Well I'm using the snap version (not the apt version from the spotify repo, or otherwise), so the configuration files are under the ~/snap/spotify directory, but even deleting the whole directory doesn't help with this.

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Re: Full screen under Ubuntu 18.04

Regular

But do you have a configuration file(prefs) in this folder?

(If you delete the configuration folder, spotify will create a new one when you open)
My configuration file is like this
Minux mint 18.3 (cinnamon)(Ubuntu 16.04 based)

(I changed my personal information to asterisks )

[prefs file begin]

autologin.canonical_username="****"
autologin.blob="*****"
autologin.username="*****"
autologin.saved_credentials="{*****}"
core.clock_delta=0
storage.last-location="/home/rodrigo/.cache/spotify/Storage"
app.window.position.height=800
app.autostart-configured=true
app.window.position.saved=true
app.window.position.y=50
app.last-launched-version="1.0.80.480.g51b03ac3"
app.autostart-mode=""
app.window.position.x=60
app.window.position.width=1320
language="pt-BR"

[prefs file end]

 

 

In my case (and on ubuntu itsef), to correct full screen issue, only nedd to chance values from app.window.position {.x; .y;  .width} to something "safe" or simply delete this file 

 

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Re: Full screen under Ubuntu 18.04

Regular

Yes, I do have a "prefs" configuration file. The entire path is ~/snap/spotify/current/.config/spotify/prefs

 

And no, deleting the file (or the entire spotify directory, or even a complete reinstall) did not help.

 

And again: I'm using the snappy version, not a version from any (Ubuntu included) apt repositories.

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Re: Full screen under Ubuntu 18.04

Regular

Sorry for the delay

My home pc have only 4gigs and i are unable to test a vm to reproduce your issue

Well...

I run a vm with ubuntu 18.04 and install spotify via snap, as you described, in order to reproduce your issue. And works flawless.

So i read with MUCH attention your original question and perceive a detail. You say that try to maximize (with window decoration) pressing full screen button on right bottom. So... this seems funny, but this buttom really serves to expand album informations and artwork to complete screen (I think this function is made to use spotify in kiosk mode, like on a store or something like this.)

 

Spotify linux really don't have a function to maximize screen without border decoration, but mac have (because mac interface does this by default), and windows have a custom window decoration.

 

I want they implement this function on linux to.

🙂

 

For now, the only way to really maximize spotify is to edit prefs file and set height to your monitor height. But spotify will bypass taskbar and whatever and will don't have a way to minimize on interface, but you can minimize if you have a shortcut to minimize or use alt+tab.

This only is interesting if you use a separated workspace for spotify.

 

Modify this line on prefs file 
app.window.position.height=[number] -> set to yout monitor height.

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Re: Full screen under Ubuntu 18.04

Newbie

I had the same issue with the snap version, I just deleted the app.window.position.saved=true line from~/snap/spotify/current/.config/spotify/prefs, saved, restarted the program and it behaves like a normal window now.

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Re: Full screen under Ubuntu 18.04

Regular

Not a solution. You can't change this behaviour by changing the preferences.

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