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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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Solved!! Linux Desktop App not starting

I just installed spotify Linux, and it won't open... I tried opening with terminal, and all I got was an error spotify: error while loading shared libraries: libgcrypt.so.11: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

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  • I just installed spotify Linux, and it won't open... I tried opening with terminal, and all I got was an error   spotify: error while loading shared libraries: libgcrypt.so.11: cannot open sha...
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UI Does not refresh / Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / Spotify 0.9.17.8.gd06432d7

When listening to music, the UI just hangs. Music plays just fine. The slider that shows the position of the song just stays still. If I change volume from the UI by clickin, the volume changes, but the UI does not reflect the changes. When I chose f...

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  • When listening to music, the UI just hangs. Music plays just fine. The slider that shows the position of the song just stays still. If I change volume from the UI by clickin, the volume changes, but ...
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Debian Jessie UI overlaps other windows

Yop, If you got some issues related to UI overlapping others windows, just disable the "Enable hardware acceleration" in the preferences. M.

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  • Yop,   If you got some issues related to UI overlapping others windows, just disable the "Enable hardware acceleration" in the preferences.   M.
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Repeat 1 vs ads

Device: LinuxOperating System Version: Ubuntu 15.10Spotify Version: The website online player.Description:Next song is played after ads when repeat 1 is on. To reproduce:Play songSet to repeat 1 songWait for Ads Nation to attackDark magic of next son...

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  • Device:  Linux Operating System Version:  Ubuntu 15.10 Spotify Version:  The website online player. Description: Next song is played after ads when repeat 1 is on.   To r...
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Search does not work in spotify( running latest mint 18,3)

Hey there guys! So I recently installed spotify, and the search does not work. Any solutions to this? Have tried to remove and reinstall the package. Used the instructions provided. EDIT: it gives me a blue flag and says: link not found Yours, n0ize

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  • Hey there guys! So I recently installed spotify, and the search does not work. Any solutions to this? Have tried to remove and reinstall the package. Used the instructions provided.     ...
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Linux Client doesn't like my credentials

Ubuntu Linux 15.10Free Accountspotify-client_1.0.19.106.gb8a7150f_amd64I can't login with verified credentials - same ones work on web player I've apt-get purged, deleted files under ~/.config, and /opt/spotify The dump file appears to indicate a "Co...

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  • Ubuntu Linux 15.10 Free Account spotify-client_1.0.19.106.gb8a7150f_amd64 I can't login with verified credentials - same ones work on web player   I've apt-get purged, deleted files under ~...
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[Bug][Desktop][Linux][1.0.19] Text input fields stop working

1. Laptop with Arch Linux2. Premium3. 1.0.194. At some point I can no longer type anything into the search bar. The characters don't appear at all. I can still paste into it.When I log out, I get the same issue with the log in field. I had this issue...

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  • 1. Laptop with Arch Linux 2. Premium 3. 1.0.19 4. At some point I can no longer type anything into the search bar. The characters don't appear at all. I can still paste into it. When I log out, I...
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No login with Facebook

In terminal: r:~/Escritorio$ spotify01:57:36.238 I [breakpad.cpp:110 ] Registered Breakpad for product: spotify01:57:36.239 I [translate.cpp:152 ] Reloading language file01:57:36.254 I [translate.cpp:152 ] Reloading language file01:57:36.254 I [break...

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  • In terminal:   r:~/Escritorio$ spotify 01:57:36.238 I [breakpad.cpp:110 ] Registered Breakpad for product: spotify 01:57:36.239 I [translate.cpp:152 ] Reloading language file 01:57:36.254 I...
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Lost starred playlist after deleting one of two named "Starred"

Once I've created playlist Starred because I was unable to add few songs to original one (really weird).Today on one machine (ubuntu 14.04, Spotify 0.9.17.1.g9b85d43) I've deleted the "second" starred and the original one left (it had star icon). Eve...

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  • Once I've created playlist Starred because I was unable to add few songs to original one (really weird). Today on one machine (ubuntu 14.04, Spotify 0.9.17.1.g9b85d43) I've deleted the "second" star...
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Syncing local files with smartphone

Hey there, I have the Spotify Desktop Client in version 0.9.17.1.g9b85d436 running on Linux Mint 64 Bit, and the spotify app on android in version 4.4.0.1008 When I add local mp3 files to my playlist in the desktop client, I can play them. When I ope...

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  • Hey there,   I have the Spotify Desktop Client in version 0.9.17.1.g9b85d436 running on Linux Mint 64 Bit, and the spotify app on android in version 4.4.0.1008     When I add ...
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Solved!! Can't log in Ubuntu 14.04

Hello, I have problem to loggin into Spotify desktop player. If I try to connect with mail and password, I'll get these errors in log 09:15:46.211 I [offline_authorizer.cpp:278 ] Unable to login offline: no such user 09:15:46.293 I [ap_connection_imp...

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  • Hello,    I have problem to loggin into Spotify desktop player. If I try to connect with mail and password, I'll get these errors in log     09:15:46.211 I [offline_authorize...
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Solved!! Can I rename a radio station?

I started a station on a composer, then spent time "improving" it with thumbs up and thumbs down. But it still is named by the composer (with his picture) and no way to tell that is is customized. I have found no way of naming the station. Like, say ...

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  • I started a station on a composer, then spent time "improving" it with thumbs up and thumbs down.  But it still is named by the composer (with his picture) and no way to tell that is is customiz...
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browser client doesn't work when network has ipv6 as well as ipv4

Whenever I go to a network with both ipv4 and ipv6, and try to access Spotify from Firefox on Ubuntu Linux (play.spotify.com), I get this message after a short while (1-3 mintes): "Can't connect to Spotify. Trying again now..." If I go to a network t...

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  • Whenever I go to a network with both ipv4 and ipv6, and try to access Spotify from Firefox on Ubuntu Linux (play.spotify.com), I get this message after a short while (1-3 mintes):   "Can't con...
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"Can not connect to spotify. Trying again now."

Hey dear all, Since I have updated Mozilla Firefox (a week ago), there are problems with the Webplayer. Everytime I log in, I can start only one song (if I hurry up) and then it says "Can not connect to Spotify. Trying again now." and shows a never s...

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  • Hey dear all,   Since I have updated Mozilla Firefox (a week ago), there are problems with the Webplayer. Everytime I log in, I can start only one song (if I hurry up) and then it says "Can no...
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Web Player (And PS4 App) keeps cutting out/stuttering/skipping songs

Both the web player and my PS4 app keeps cutting out or stuttering every couple of minutes. Sometimes it gives up after 20sec or so and skips to the next song. My iPhone app works without any issues. I've had this issue occur consistently on three di...

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  • Both the web player and my PS4 app keeps cutting out or stuttering every couple of minutes. Sometimes it gives up after 20sec or so and skips to the next song.   My iPhone app works without an...
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Spotify doesnt login

I have my account spotify if i login togin to the website it works fine but if i go to the spotify player program doesn't login, I use ubuntu Help me please

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  • I have my account spotify if i login togin to the website it works fine but if i go to the spotify player program doesn't login, 😞 I use ubuntu Help me please   <snip-user details>
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spotify connect for linux client to linux client does not work

Hi, Does anyone know if it is possible or not to remote control via spotify connect the linux client to a linux client?I can remote control via android and ipad the linux client to play songs.But I can not find any options in the linux client to remo...

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  • Hi,   Does anyone know if it is possible or not to remote control via spotify connect the linux client to a linux client? I can remote control via android and ipad the linux client to play so...
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I mistakenly removed the artists and albums apps from my sidebar, how can I add them back?

The client I'm referring to is the Linux one. I've been using it for more than a year, this accident having happened roughly around the beginnings when - for some try-it-out or clean up reason, I guess - I deleted some of the left sidebar entries. As...

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  • The client I'm referring to is the Linux one. I've been using it for more than a year, this accident having happened roughly around the beginnings when - for some try-it-out or clean up reason, I gue...
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Linux Desktop notifications

After the latest update on Linux (version 0.9.10.17) every played song creates a desktop notification, which on KDE results into a distracting background popup on the systray and an entry in the notification list.I might be weird but that defeats the...

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  • After the latest update on Linux (version 0.9.10.17) every played song creates a desktop notification, which on KDE results into a distracting background popup on the systray and an entry in the noti...
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Solved!! Spotify Connect gone missing on Linux client

Spotify Connect used to be available in the linux client (I'm running Ubuntu 14.04) but seems to have been removed after a recent update. Is there any news on if it's coming back or how to reenable? Although it was flaky it did work most of the time ...

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  • Spotify Connect used to be available in the linux client (I'm running Ubuntu 14.04) but seems to have been removed after a recent update.   Is there any news on if it's coming back or how to r...
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