Settings don't open on Linux

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Settings don't open on Linux

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1. Device: Lenovo X1 Carbon running Debian Jessie
2. Spotify Premium Account.
3. Spotify version 1:1.0.38.171.g5e1cd7b2-22
4. When I click the arrow in the upper-right hand corner and click Settings, nothing happens.
5. Steps to reproduce:

1. Click the arrow in the upper right hand corner.
2. Click Settings.

 

I tried the steps from https://community.spotify.com/t5/Desktop-Linux-Windows-Web-Player/Spotify-Settings-Don-t-Open/m-p/14... but they did not resolve my issue.

 

I also tried removing .config/spotify and .cache/spotify to no avail. I know that at one point in time this menu did work, but it has been quite some time.

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Re: Settings don't open on Linux

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Yes. Using Fedora 25 on Wayland. Keyboard workaround ok here.

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Hello @mhoran85,

 

Welcome to Spotify Community!

Can you try catch the console output when clicking on the settings button?

Open up Spotify from the terminal and click spam Settings button. If you notice any output in the console caused by the click on Settings button, copy-paste it here so I can take a look : )

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Hey @Dreadlord,

 

I noticed that there was nothing in the console when I clicked on settings, so I figured something else might be up. Instead of trying to click settings, I hit the enter key when settings was highlighted. That worked!

 

So there seems to be something funky about click targets and Spotify. I can click most other things just fine -- it's just the settings menu that's acting up.

 

I have a HiDPI screen, so maybe that has something to do with it?

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Thanks. This was the first time I heard about keyboard working, not mouse. I've seen this problem being reported a few times now, but I have never been able to reproduce it. This might help narrow it down.

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Same behavior on arch linux.

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Same problem on two machines running Fedora 25 with Wayland. I have a third machine on Fedora 24 without Wayland and it doesn't have this problem.

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On a machine with Fedora 25 and Wayland, I can't access the settings options. For a workaround, I logged on the system with the Xorg. After updating the settings, I logged again with the Wayland.

 

I realized that some applications used by me do not seem to be fully compatible with Wayland (like the Spotify client) and bugs happen.

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For those of you that have this problem because Spotify has some problem with Wayland, does the keyboard workaround described above work?

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Yeah the keyboard workaround works for me on Wayland in Fedora 25.
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I'm not running wayland, but the behavior is the same, nothing on clicking but keyboard works.

 

(Arch Linux 4.8.13-1-ARCH + Openbox)

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