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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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New Spotify Is worse

Hey, as a premium spotify user I'm pretty disappointed with the new spotify program. Can't search your music playlists anymore? (I don't want to search all music in the spotify database always) I love combining playlists with different styles in maps...

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  • Hey,   as a premium spotify user I'm pretty disappointed with the new spotify program.    Can't search your music playlists anymore? (I don't want to search all music in the sp...
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i can't save Albums or titles

I am a premium user and wherever i try to save an Album. Spotify doesn't save this. I have Windows, Linux and Android devices.

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  • I am a premium user and wherever i try to save an Album. Spotify doesn't save this. I have Windows, Linux and Android devices.
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Latest version of Spotify for Linux is completely broken

The latest version of Spotify for Linux is completely broken and useless on my machine. When I try to start it up, I get a message that says "Failed loading skin", launching it from the terminal, I get this:coltondrg@rainbowdash:~$ spotify 10:34:26.2...

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  • The latest version of Spotify for Linux is completely broken and useless on my machine. When I try to start it up, I get a message that says "Failed loading skin", launching it from the terminal, I g...
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Missing songs on Playlist (ALL PLATFORMS)

So, For no reason at all it seems like a bunch of songs on my playlist have just... vanished. I haven't switched countries, the songs are still available on the artists's page.... Some songs just mysteriously vanished. I tried checking "show unavaila...

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  • So, For no reason at all it seems like a bunch of songs on my playlist have just... vanished. I haven't switched countries, the songs are still available on the artists's page.... Some songs just mys...
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Solved!! [Linux Client, 0.9.11.27]: Scrolling on artist page stops playback

I have a problem with the linux client (0.9.11.27g2b1a638c): Sometimes when scrolling on an artist page, the playback of the current track is stopped and another track (of the same artist) gets selected as the track to be played next. I located some ...

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  • I have a problem with the linux client (0.9.11.27g2b1a638c): Sometimes when scrolling on an artist page, the playback of the current track is stopped and another track (of the same artist) gets sel...
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Get rid of my taskbar!

You can advertise and mix around, change an devellop whithin Spotify as much as you like. But my taskbar belongs to me!! If i want to keep my taskbar clean, I neet to klick on notifikations at least 5 times a day. I promise, i never look at them.I ju...

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  • You can advertise and mix around, change an devellop whithin Spotify as much as you like.   But my taskbar belongs to me!!   If i want to keep my taskbar clean, I neet to klick on notif...
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Wrong names for tracks in Album "Audio y Agua"(2011) from Artist "Divididos"

The songs has the order wrong, and the names are mixed, for example the song Guanuqueando sounds under the name of Caminando, that should be a whole different song, and when u play Guanuqueando plays another song...

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  • The songs has the order wrong, and the names are mixed, for example the song Guanuqueando sounds under the name of Caminando, that should be a whole different song, and when u play Guanuque...
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Bad downsampling of cover art

Hi, this is not a help request or a major issue, I just noticed this problem and thought I'd let you know. Basically, some cover images look quite bad when scaled down. I noticed this particularly on this image, and then the downsized version: image....

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  • Hi, this is not a help request or a major issue, I just noticed this problem and thought I'd let you know.   Basically, some cover images look quite bad when scaled down. I noticed this partic...
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Has Spotify now completely lost it's competitive advantage?

The new 1.x version is just awful. There's over a thousand comments about it in these 2 threads alone:https://community.spotify.com/t5/Spotify-Announcements/We-re-updating-Spotify-for-desktop-with-fully-integrated-lyrics/td-p/1034955https://community...

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  • The new 1.x version is just awful. There's over a thousand comments about it in these 2 threads alone: https://community.spotify.com/t5/Spotify-Announcements/We-re-updating-Spotify-for-desktop-with-...
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Playlist randomly empty?

Fired up Spotify just a moment ago, and one of my more listened-to playlists has been completely erased (on all devices). Anyone have any ideas?

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  • Fired up Spotify just a moment ago, and one of my more listened-to playlists has been completely erased (on all devices). Anyone have any ideas? 
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Changes (extra bullet points added onto the reddit post)

If you're looking to downgrade, there's a post to prevent auto-update here (Mac only, sorry) Whilst googling for a way to install a previous version of Spotify, I found this changelog posted on another site. It's a simple, brief way to see the ridicu...

  • Roadie
  • If you're looking to downgrade, there's a post to prevent auto-update here (Mac only, sorry)   Whilst googling for a way to install a previous version of Spotify, I found this changelog p...
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They hid the IDEAS forum!!!

Where is the IDEAS forum?!Did you get so much booing in that forum that you had to close it? You are embarrassing yourselves!People DO NOT INSTALL THE LATEST VERSION.It is a non functional product that removed all the features from the previous versi...

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  • Where is the IDEAS forum?! Did you get so much booing in that forum that you had to close it?   You are embarrassing yourselves! People DO NOT INSTALL THE LATEST VERSION. It is a non ...
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Tuning into a radio station interrupts ads, bug?

This may not be an issue with spotify but more of an exploit if you want to skip ads, anyway: While an ad is playing you can simply skip that ad as well as any consecutive ad by tuning into one of the personal radio stations. So for someone who reall...

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  • This may not be an issue with spotify but more of an exploit if you want to skip ads, anyway:   While an ad is playing you can simply skip that ad as well as any consecutive ad by tuning into ...
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Solved!! Spotify censoring feedback!

Spotify has repeatedly altered the title of my posts and removed comments that are helpful to other customers, because they give constructive criticism about the horrible features in the new 1.0.1 update. Who else censors people??? NAZIS.

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  • Spotify has repeatedly altered the title of my posts and removed comments that are helpful to other customers, because they give constructive criticism about the horrible features in the new 1.0.1 up...
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Spotify 1.0.1 is Horrible - How to use old version!!!

Clearly everyone agrees, the new Spotify update has destroyed the service and makes most of us want to cancel our subscriptions. Spotify has removed Apps, removed the Ctrl+F Search function, removed the Minimize-To-Tray setting, and is also experienc...

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  • Clearly everyone agrees, the new Spotify update has destroyed the service and makes most of us want to cancel our subscriptions. Spotify has removed Apps, removed the Ctrl+F Search function, removed ...
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Collaborative Playlist Bug

Me and my friends have created a collaborative playlist. According to Spotify the collaborative playlists should be private. The playlist I have created does not show up on my profile but if you look at a followers profile it shows up as a public pla...

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  • ...ou look at a followers profile it shows up as a public playlist. Anyone can technically get access to the playlist through this method. The playlist should either show up on everyones profile as a public...
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Hate recent update? Here is how to downgrade

Good people at Wired posted detailed instruction how to downgrade to last usable desktop Spotify client: http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2015-03/12/how-to-downgrade-spotify Please follow the receipe in all details to also disable auto-update feat...

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  • Good people at Wired posted detailed instruction how to downgrade to last usable desktop Spotify client:   http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2015-03/12/how-to-downgrade-spotify   Plea...
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Linux (Kubuntu) Thumbs-up in radio skips to next track. Desktop only, not mobile.

In the past few weeks, I've been having a problem where when I thumbs-up a track on the radio, it skips to the next track (as if I had thumbs-down'ed the track). However, when I check my "Liked from Radio" playlist, the track I wanted to Thumbs-Up ha...

  • Gig Goer
  • In the past few weeks, I've been having a problem where when I thumbs-up a track on the radio, it skips to the next track (as if I had thumbs-down'ed the track).  However, when I check my "Liked...
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Don't Make Me Think

Hello. I was wondering if the good people of Spotify have read the book: Don't Make Me Think by Steve Kurg? Sometimes I find that the program is not intuitive enough. For example, it was fustrating to spend a lot of time looking for the new History b...

  • Casual Listener
  • Hello. I was wondering if the good people of Spotify have read the book: Don't Make Me Think by Steve Kurg?   Sometimes I find that the program is not intuitive enough. For example, it was fus...
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Replacement for Pitchfork app - refeedify.com

if you were a fan of the pitchfork/any other review site app, check out www.refeedify.com - it does the same thing for an aggregate of album review sites and works on tablet/mobile as well.

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  • if you were a fan of the pitchfork/any other review site app, check out www.refeedify.com - it does the same thing for an aggregate of album review sites and works on tablet/mobile as well.
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