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Dell XPS 15 9560
Kernel version: 4.19.79-1-MANJARO 64bit
Distribution version: Manjaro Linux 18.1.1
DE: KDE Plasma 5.16.5
Spotify desktop app version: 188.8.131.526.ge08ef575
Brower used: Firefox and Chrome
My Question or Issue
"Open in desktop app" is not working. When I try to open a particular playlist in my desktop application from a browser, it opens a new instance and then shows the front page, nothing related the playlist I was trying to open from my browser appears.
Solved! Go to Solution.
In order to get Spotify clients to show what you wanted them to open, you will need to edit the configuration file.
For Snap, you shall edit the following file:
and you'll edit the line that begins with 'Exec='. Go to the end of it and replace %U with --uri=%U
Save changes, restart Spotify.
For .deb installs the config file (named spotify.desktop) should be somewhere in usr/share/spotify. You need to do the same change in that file as well.
Now Spotify links should open spotify desktop client, displaying the playlist/artist/album you wanted to see.
Let me know how you get on 🙂