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New "Now Playing View" sidebar

Spotify is introducing a new "Now Playing View" sidebar in the desktop app and Web Player to go along with the recently released "Your Library" sidebar. The Now Playing View in the right sidebar shows the album art and info of the current song or pod...

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New Your Library sidebar

Spotify is introducing a new Your Library sidebar in the desktop app and Web Player. The new Your Library sidebar is rolling out to all desktop users now, so you will be seeing it soon if you haven't already. The new Your Library sidebar improves nav...

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Recent Linux client update changes

Hey! There has been an update to the Spotify Linux client signatures.Users may see errors linked to missing keys and failed signature verifications for Spotify when updating the system. If this happens to you, this can be fixed by manually adding the...

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Solved!! [Troubleshooting] Linux Spotify

Having trouble with Spotify on your Desktop app? Here’s what to try first. Search the Community Someone might have asked your question on the Community before.So type your issue into the search box and have a look. Basic troubleshooting Go through th...

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Bug - First mousedown in search bar enables drag Linux Mac

Hello, I'd like to open a bug report. I believe this is the place to do so, if not apologies for posting it here... Verified on latest Mac and Linux desktop clients, have not tested on Windows. When the client is minimized, if opened, and the first m...

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  • Hello,   I'd like to open a bug report.  I believe this is the place to do so, if not apologies for posting it here...   Verified on latest Mac and Linux desktop clients, have not ...
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[Linux] Problem cannot play local files

this is an error from terminal (spotify:1942): GdkPixbuf-WARNING **: GdkPixbufLoader finalized without calling gdk_pixbuf_loader_close() - this is not allowed. You must explicitly end the data stream to the loader before dropping the last reference.

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  • this is an error from terminal     (spotify:1942): GdkPixbuf-WARNING **: GdkPixbufLoader finalized without calling gdk_pixbuf_loader_close() - this is not allowed. You must explicitly...
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Spotify Public Repository Signing Key failed "94558F59"

As of 07/05/15:Spotify Public Repository Signing Key failed.sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys 94558F59W: A error occurred during the signature verification. The repositoryis not updated and the previous index file...

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  • As of 07/05/15: Spotify Public Repository Signing Key failed. sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys 94558F59 W: A error occurred during the signature v...
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Linux Client window position

I have been using the spotify linuxclient on Xubuntu (Thrusty) for a while now, and it works great. The only problem I have is that the client does not seem to know the screen size (cant maximize with the upper right corner buttom) and if I maximize ...

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  • I have been using the spotify linuxclient on Xubuntu (Thrusty) for a while now, and it works great. The only problem I have is that the client does not seem to know the screen size (cant maximize wit...
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Local files - limitations?

Hi, as of the latest Spotify version, Local files are apparently handled in a different manner...If I understand correctly, rather than as before dragging & dropping songs/folders into the interface, you now instead designate sources in "Preferences"...

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  • Hi,   as of the latest Spotify version, Local files are apparently handled in a different manner... If I understand correctly, rather than as before dragging & dropping songs/folders into...
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What's the best way to find all the Soundtrack and Film Score albums on Spotify?

I have tried searching using the genre: keyword but am having no luck. I find myself spending way too much time trying to keep up with releases by using other sites like Sountrack.net and coming back to Spotify and then doing individual hit and miss ...

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  • I have tried searching using the genre: keyword but am having no luck.  I find myself spending way too much time trying to keep up with releases by using other sites like Sountrack.net and comin...
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I can't acces the account I've paid for!!!!

I deleted my FB account and tryed to connect but Spotfy don't let me because or do I use my FB (deleted) account or I have create a new account with my (only) email that they say is already in use!!!! Feel like judicial process in the air... The fees...

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  • I deleted my FB account and tryed to connect but Spotfy don't let me because or do I use my FB (deleted) account or I have create a new account with my (only) email that they say is already in use!!!...
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Fail to get position through dbus interface in Ubuntu 15.04

Spotify always return zero when it is being asked the position of current playing track. Here is the command I run in Ubuntu 15.04 qdbus org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.spotify /org/mpris/MediaPlayer2 org.freedesktop.DBus.Properties.Get org.mpris.MediaPlayer2...

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  • Spotify always return zero when it is being asked the position of current playing track.   Here is the command I run in Ubuntu 15.04   qdbus org.mpris.MediaPlayer2.spotify /org/mpris/Me...
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Solved!! Spotify does not lunch Ubuntu 15.04

Hi everyone, I just got updated last night to 15.04, after this, the spotify app does not launch. This is the message i get after run the "spotify" command:spotify: error while loading shared libraries: libgcrypt.so.11: cannot open shared object file...

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  • Hi everyone,   I just got updated last night to 15.04, after this, the spotify app does not launch. This is the message i get after run the "spotify" command: spotify: error while loading sha...
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Solved!! Ubuntu 14.04 Crash shortly after starting

I've recently ran into issues running spotify on my Ubuntu 14.04LTS installation, it had started randomly and I do believe that I had not done any updates before hand to start the cause of the errors I ran: spotify &>> spotify.txt I have pasted all t...

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  • I've recently ran into issues running spotify on my Ubuntu 14.04LTS installation, it had started randomly and I do believe that I had not done any updates before hand to start the cause of the e...
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Why is Spotify so hostile towards its users?

There are numerous issues with Spotify as a service and its desktop client in particular, but the root of it all is that it doesn't respect user's freedom, at all. For example:- Playback is only allowed through Spotify's proprietary player. No one kn...

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  • There are numerous issues with Spotify as a service and its desktop client in particular, but the root of it all is that it doesn't respect user's freedom, at all.   For example: - Playback i...
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Open desktop client instead of web player

Oh man, the problems just continue. Now when I get a spotify link it tries to open to web player. I want it to open in my desktop client as it used to!!!!! Is there a setting for opening the desktop client instead of the web player?

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  • Oh man, the problems just continue. Now when I get a spotify link it tries to open to web player. I want it to open in my desktop client as it used to!!!!!   Is there a setting for opening t...
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Played songs in playlist

Hello Spotify community, is there, or will there be a way to „black out“ songs in a playlist,that I have already listened to? I have subscribed to a few largeplaylists containing many (+900) songs, but it eventually occurs, that I'mhearing the same s...

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  • Hello Spotify community,   is there, or will there be a way to „black out“ songs in a playlist, that I have already listened to? I have subscribed to a few large playlists containing many (+...
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Solved!! My Spotify (OSX Yosemite) filter for local files is gone

Hello, a few weeks ago I updated my Spotify and the search for local files that it used to have is gone. I've been waiting for a new update, but it seems it won't be fixed anytime soon? This is my Spotify/Local Files screenshot at the moment: And thi...

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  • Hello, a few weeks ago I updated my Spotify and the search for local files that it used to have is gone. I've been waiting for a new update, but it seems it won't be fixed anytime soon?   This...
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Solved!! Ctrl - F not working in new version? (1.0.1.805.gd2412973)

Well... I wish whoever thought this was good was fired xD. How am I supposed to look through 1,000+ songs? Scroll? Lol Nope so until this is fixed i'm done. Bye Spotify hello Pandora

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  • Well... I wish whoever thought this was good was fired xD. How am I supposed to look through 1,000+ songs? Scroll? Lol Nope so until this is fixed i'm done. Bye Spotify hello Pandora 😄
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some artists are missing in Your Music-> Artists

Hi,Ive been using Spotify for some time now and follow quite a lot of artists over time (over 500)Well my problem is:Some of them dont appear on the list when I go to "Your Music" and then "Artists"If i sort them by "recently added" most artists that...

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  • Hi, Ive been using Spotify for some time now and follow quite a lot of artists over time (over 500) Well my problem is: Some of them dont appear on the list when I go to "Your Music" and then "Art...
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So Spotify doesn't work anymore, now what?

The clients are broken to the point that seems impossible to fix it in a long time. Not that spotify team cares, they stated clearly already that the only thing they care is to squiz dry the costumers, don't giving a crap about their content.So, i've...

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  • The clients are broken to the point that seems impossible to fix it in a long time. Not that spotify team cares, they stated clearly already that the only thing they care is to squiz dry the costumer...
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Installation [Help Required]

Hello, Normally I do not need help with Linux and installing things, let alone fixing them, but for the life of me I have no idea how to make my installs play music again. I looked into the issue and apparently Ubuntu recently updated and got rid of ...

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  • Hello,   Normally I do not need help with Linux and installing things, let alone fixing them, but for the life of me I have no idea how to make my installs play music again. I looked into the ...
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Thank you for Linux support!

Special thanx to the Spotify Linux people!I am listening to music after a few minutes of following your instruction.Screen Shot BelowIn case you are wondering my current configuration:Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon 32-bit2.2.16Dell Lattitude D630Cintel core ...

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  • Special thanx to the Spotify Linux people! I am listening to music after a few minutes of following your instruction. Screen Shot Below In case you are wondering my current configuration: Linux M...
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Roll it back

I see no reason to use this client that spotify has released. There are countless problems that are still being discovered, just look at this forum for examples. If spotify continues in this direction, I will no longer use the service and neither sho...

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  • I see no reason to use this client that spotify has released.  There are countless problems that are still being discovered, just look at this forum for examples.  If spotify continues in t...
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