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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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sharing songs with telegram

There is a telegram icon in the sharing options of my spotify linux client 1.0.64.407.g9bd02c2d. Clicking it opens firefox, showing an adress beginning with tg , but then a message appears, that firefox can not handle this and I may have to install s...

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  • There is a telegram icon in the sharing options of my spotify linux client 1.0.64.407.g9bd02c2d. Clicking it opens firefox, showing an adress beginning with tg , but then a message appears, that fire...
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Can't launch clean install on Linux Mint 17

I'm running a clean install of Linux Mint 17, obtained from the repository (http://repository.spotify.com). When attempting to launch Spotify I get the following error: $ spotifyspotify: error while loading shared libraries: libudev.so.0: wrong ELF c...

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  •  I'm running a clean install of Linux Mint 17, obtained from the repository (http://repository.spotify.com). When attempting to launch Spotify I get the following error:   $ spotify spot...
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Solved!! New Spotify Web Player Design [NEW 2017 DESIGN?] | FEEDBACK, IDEAS, QUESTIONS, & COMMENTS

Hello Spotify users, This thread is for the community who have been selected to test the new web player design. I've noticed that there is a great change probably hinting at spotify getting rid of some features and adding new ones. It is very importa...

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  • ...The save feature needs to be added back on albums and singles.  - Interactive profiles. Profiles arent interactive anymore. I seen the riddence of public playlists on profiles and what artists u...
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[LINUX] Fat and ugly scrollbars

Can you please redesign fat and ugly scrollbars in the Linux version of Spotify? They look the same as in Windows version (I guess) for now.

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  • Can you please redesign fat and ugly scrollbars in the Linux version of Spotify? They look the same as in Windows version (I guess) for now.
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Linux Spotify client 1.x now in stable

In June 2015 we released version 1.x of the client for Linux in the testing repository. https://community.spotify.com/t5/Spotify-Community-Blog/Spotify-Client-1-x-beta-for-Linux-has-been-released/ba-p/1147084 The intention was to fix a few of the big...

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  •   In June 2015 we released version 1.x of the client for Linux in the testing repository. https://community.spotify.com/t5/Spotify-Community-Blog/Spotify-Client-1-x-beta-for-Linux-has-been...
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Spotify Connect - one device hide the other

I have a linux desktop, a linux laptop and an android phone.When I start spotify on the desktop it adds correctly to spotify connect device list in the phone, but when I load spotify in the notebook it replaces the desktop in the list. Cant figure ou...

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  • I have a linux desktop, a linux laptop and an android phone. When I start spotify on the desktop it adds correctly to spotify connect device list in the phone, but when I load spotify in the noteboo...
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Downgrading Spotify for Linux

Hello, Yesterday the Spotify client was updated [I'm running Debian stable]. Is there any way to revert to the previous version?

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  • Hello,    Yesterday the Spotify client was updated [I'm running Debian stable]. Is there any way to revert to the previous version?
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Why playing stops when ad is about to start?

I get this issue about once an hour. It looks like ad is about to start to play and Spotify becomes quiet. Only way to start playing again is to restart the application. How to fix this? Ubuntu 16.04 and fresh Spotify installed a week ago.

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  • I get this issue about once an hour. It looks like ad is about to start to play and Spotify becomes quiet. Only way to start playing again is to restart the application.   How to fix this?&nbs...
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Echo sound on Linux desktop Client (with temporary workaround)

Hello! I'm a subscribing user and use Spotify primarly when working. I'm experincing an issue using the desktop client: When I have my headphones connected upon boot and start Spotify Client the sound quality is really poor and voices sounds like an ...

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  • Hello!   I'm a subscribing user and use Spotify primarly when working. I'm experincing an issue using the desktop client: When I have my headphones connected upon boot and start Spotify Client...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution [BUG] Linux Client does not exit properly and stains system

1. Device and operating system: Dell XPS 13, Arch Linux x64, Gnome 3.20.22. Type of Spotify account: Premium3. Spotify version: 1.0.38.1714. Brief description of the issue: After pressing the 'X' the GUI closes but Spotify persists in background and ...

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  • 1. Device and operating system: Dell XPS 13, Arch Linux x64, Gnome 3.20.2 2. Type of Spotify account: Premium 3. Spotify version: 1.0.38.171 4. Brief description of the issue: After pres...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Spotify 1.0.59.395 crashing on Linux

Hi, I'm using Spotify on Debian Linux (sid).After I upgraded from 1.0.49.125 to 1.0.59.395 it is always crashing on startup with a segmentation fault.It seems to be related to the included libcef.so library: #0 0x00000000005f5d07 in () #1 0x000000000...

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  • Hi,   I'm using Spotify on Debian Linux (sid). After I upgraded from 1.0.49.125 to 1.0.59.395 it is always crashing on startup with a segmentation fault. It seems to be related to the i...
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Superuser Contribution Spotify Desktop Client Still plays after closing & becomes unresponsive

Hi, I was just listening to some music on spotify when I decided to close out of the desktop client. When you close it, it's supposed to stop the music playing and the process should stop. The thing is, when i clicked the X to close out of it, the mu...

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  • Hi,   I was just listening to some music on spotify when I decided to close out of the desktop client. When you close it, it's supposed to stop the music playing and the process should stop. T...
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Superuser Contribution official linux spotify client segfaults

Here is our upstream issue: https://github.com/alexlarsson/spotify-app/issues/50 A brief stacktrace produced by coredumpctl can be found here: https://paste.fedoraproject.org/paste/zDBEwZqAJrHInujl-P0hRA versions in use:spotify-client-1.0-20.fc26.x86...

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  • Here is our upstream issue: https://github.com/alexlarsson/spotify-app/issues/50   A brief stacktrace produced by coredumpctl can be found here: https://paste.fedoraproject.org/paste...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Linux - Multiple instances of Spotify running

Hi community, currently using "spotify-client, 1:1.0.53.758.gde3fc4b2-33, amd64" For a while now (like a 2 months and more maybe) I observe, that Spotify does not limit itself to one instance, and sometimes it keeps running in the background without ...

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  • Hi community, currently using "spotify-client, 1:1.0.53.758.gde3fc4b2-33, amd64"   For a while now (like a 2 months and more maybe) I observe, that Spotify does not limit itself to one instanc...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Spotify keeps playing after closing - no tray icon

When I close spotify, it continues running in the background. With no systray icon available, I am not able to stop spotify (except using a killall command). I cleared my ~/.cache/spotify and ~/.config/spotify but this did not help.Specs:Arch Linuxsp...

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  • When I close spotify, it continues running in the background. With no systray icon available, I am not able to stop spotify (except using a killall command). I cleared my ~/.cache/spotify and ~/...
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"spotify:" commands

I am with a church and we use a program called ProPresenter for our media during service. We also use Spotify for pre/post service music. Does anyone know of some creative ways we can use the "spotify:" commands since our program allows those as link...

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  • I am with a church and we use a program called ProPresenter for our media during service. We also use Spotify for pre/post service music. Does anyone know of some creative ways we can use the "spotif...
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Spotify connect no longer works for Pioneer amplifier

Hello, I've been using Spotify Connect from PC and Android to Pioneer amplifier VSX 930Past 2 or 3 weeks ago it has stopped workingSpotify doesn't list my amplifier in external devicesNothing has changed in my home network setupPlease advise if you a...

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  • Hello,   I've been using Spotify Connect from PC and Android to Pioneer amplifier VSX 930 Past 2 or 3 weeks ago it has stopped working Spotify doesn't list my amplifier in external devices ...
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Solved!! Error code 6 linux ubuntu

I am using zorin os 11, which is basically ubuntu 15.10 with a crap ton of UI changes... anyways whenever i launch spotify client it gives me error code 6 with a red warning... when i ran it through console to see what it said, it was missing access ...

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  • I am using zorin os 11, which is basically ubuntu 15.10 with a crap ton of UI changes... anyways whenever i launch spotify client it gives me error code 6 with a red warning... when i ran it through ...
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"Couldn't log in to Spotify"

I recently got Spotify for my Linux Mint system; anytime I open the desktop client and try to log in through my facebook, I get this page.https://www.spotify.com/us/static/login-error/It says nothing other than I should try installing the latest vers...

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  • I recently got Spotify for my Linux Mint system; anytime I open the desktop client and try to log in through my facebook, I get this page. https://www.spotify.com/us/static/login-error/ It says not...
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Solved!! Spotify crashing sound indicator

Dell Inspiron 13 5000 - Ubuntu-Mate 16.04.3Premium accountVersion 1.0.49.125.g72ee7853When I change the Spotify volume, the sound indicator (on the panel) stops working and doesn't change the system volume when I slide the indicator or click to open ...

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  • Dell Inspiron 13 5000 - Ubuntu-Mate 16.04.3 Premium account Version 1.0.49.125.g72ee7853 When I change the Spotify volume, the sound indicator (on the panel) stops working and doesn't change ...
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