Bring back clicking on album art to jump to where the song is playing from (desktop)

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Bring back clicking on album art to jump to where the song is playing from (desktop)

Roadie

Normally, clicking on the album art should direct you to the song since version 1.0.5.
If that does NOT work for you: Start a playlist and post the following information so we can check it out further:

  1. OS (Mac, Windows)
  2. Spotify Version (Menu => Help => About Spotify)
  3. Hardware Acceleration enabled in settings (yes/no)
  4. What happens when you click the bottom left album art?

 


UPDATE:

With the new 1.0.5 update this should work again.

 

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Before today's 1.0.1.1060.gc75ebdfd update, you could click on the album art to go to where the song is playing.

For example, if I'm playing "Pirate Hooker" by Zomboy, it would jump to the playlist, and scroll down to the current song and highlight it.

If I would like to play more songs from Zomboy, that I have in the same playlist, I could sort the playlist by artist, and then click on the album art in order til get to those songs. In the new update, you have to scroll manually to the songs. I have a single playlist with all the music that I like (almost 3000 songs atm), and when I use the scroll bar, the list just 1-2 screens in one pixel.

 

In the new update, all clicking on the album art does is going to the playlist, radio station search query. It does not scroll to where the item is.

 

I really don't like what you are doing with the desktop client. First, you increase the distance between lines, making it harder to browser long lists, then you **bleep** up the activity feed and remove apps, and now this? And also you are making buttons bigger, allthewhile making text (especially timestamps) smaller. I believe you should listen to this community, and not just put all ideas on "Not right now". A very small fraction of your user base actually gets here to make suggestions and/or complain, but that does not mean there are others who share their opinion. Although the client looks much better that it has ever done, with its "modern" UI elements and design language, it does not matter at all to me if the funcionality is worse than in the elder versions of the client. You have to go back, in order to go forward.

 

Thanks,

Truls Bekk

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Re: Bring back clicking on album art to jump to where the song is playing from (desktop)

Regular

I haven't experienced the clicking on album artwork, but it sounds like you also agree that the latest changes to the activity feed were less than stellar. Check out this thread to encourage Spotify to change the activity feed back, please add your voice! They pay more attention to threads with more kudos.

 

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Spotify-Ideas/Activity-Feed-Album-Cover-instead-of-Friend-s-Profile...

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Re: Bring back clicking on album art to jump to where the song is playing from (desktop)

Community Legend

The developers are aware of this clicking on the album art problem.

 

Hopefully it will be fixed in a future update.

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Casual Listener

I am definitely in favor of bringing it back! I want to go to the playlist!

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Regular

Yes, clicking on the album artwork to restore the view to where the song is in the profile is essential when customizing large playlists and it has other benefits. Please bring it back. 

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Status changed to: New Idea

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Edit: That's a bug that should hopefully be fixed soon. Any news will be announced in this topic here.

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Re: Bring back clicking on album art to jump to where the song is playing from (desktop)

Roadie

@Marco Instead of changing this status to "New Idea", shouldn't there be a status called "Please make this work again" (a.k.a. "bug").

 

I mean, if all the things that have vanished in the latest version have to go though the feature lists as if they were new feature requests, developers will have a hard time prioritising these issues. What's being asked here certainly isn't a new idea: it was implemented in all the past versions I can remember. What we're really asking here is a fix.

 

This sort of confused issue planning would certainly explain why so many things seem to go wrong from one release to another.

Re: Bring back clicking on album art to jump to where the song is playing from (desktop)

Spotify
Spotify

Hey everyone, we've moved this thread to the Desktop - Help board from the Ideas Exchange. 

 

We are looking into this one at the moment. When we have any updates on this feature we will post here, thanks everyone!

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Re: Bring back clicking on album art to jump to where the song is playing from (desktop)

Roadie

wow, wait?

 

wait.

 

so it wasn't a "new idea" after all? I'm so confused right now.

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Re: Bring back clicking on album art to jump to where the song is playing from (desktop)

Roadie

@meahtenoha wrote:

Hey everyone, we've moved this thread to the Desktop - Help board from the Ideas Exchange. 

 

We are looking into this one at the moment. When we have any updates on this feature we will post here, thanks everyone!


 

@meahtenoha, this shouldn't go from "New Ideas" to "Desktop Help", it should have gone into "Ongoing Issues" (i.e. bugs to fix before implementing new ideas).

 

I suspect most Spotify users don't sign up for the beta versions, hence you get limited feedback on the new or missing features there: most people just want to listen to music.

 

It seems your strategy is to push the beta onto everyone. While this isn't necessarily completely a bad thing in principle, what makes it a terrible idea is the fact you make it incredibly hard to downgrade.

 

It there's one "new idea" you should really implement, it's giving us the ability not to upgrade (and to downgrade to a previous version if necessary). Please, put that at the top of your priority list before you make any new half-finished releases! This has been asked many times, across various threads.

 

 

As I was saying in another thread, you seem to be confused as to what a "new idea" really is (as opposed to regression). Your interpretation of "implemented" status is also somewhat debatable, if you look at the details of those issues.

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