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Can't Drag Spotify Window

Can't Drag Spotify Window

Hi,

 

For a while now I've been unable to click the top of the Spotify window and drag it around my desktop. This is only a problem with Spotify, not any other applications on my computer. It's a big pain! Has anyone else experienced this issue? I'm using Spotify v1.2.20.1216.ge7a7b92f. Thanks.

 

Device

Mac Studio M1 2022

 

Operating System

macOS 13.5.1

 

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Hey @ggengras,

 

Thanks for posting in the Community.

 

Could you try performing a clean reinstall of the Spotify app to see if this brings any change? Here is how to do it.


Let us know how that went.

 

Cheers!

DianModerator
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When the search bar is not visible in the desktop app due to insufficient horizontal window width, the tab is really hard to drag around. Even though there appears to be a giant gap in between the search and home icons on the left and the notification icon on the right, this area does not register properly.

I would appreciate a slight change to allow moving the window around more easily, since I tend to move it around quite a bit.

If the window is large enough, there is some space to drag the application. If the window is large enough, there is some space to drag the application. However, if the window is small, then I have to grab the application a few pixels from the search bar to the edge of the application. This is just a mockery.

https://imgur.com/a/XthfGU7

Hey @execOQ,

Thanks for raising this on the Community!

We were able to recreate this from our end and we've reported this to the right folks. If we have any news to share, we'll let you know in this thread. In the meantime, we recommend keeping the app up-to-date.

Feel free to let us know if any other questions appear. Cheers!

MariaModerator
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I am having the same issue, April 2024.  Been going on for a couple months now.  I just did a fresh re-install as per the instructions in this thread and it did not help.  I was able to move the window once after the install, but then when I clicked out of the spotify window, now it is locked in place on my screen again.  I can minimize or maximize the window, but can not move it at all.

 

I'm using a windows PC with Windows 10 64 bit Professional Edition

Hi @jellyphysch,

 

Thanks for the reply. This behaviour is quite peculiar and we've been unable to reproduce it on our end thus far. Could you send us a screen recording showing what exactly is happening? Try grabbing at different spots, minimizing and then reopening the app, etc. If the files are too large to attach here in the Community, you can send them to us via Google Drive or as unlisted YouTube videos.
 

Keep us posted.

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Hi,

I am not the original poster but I did face the similar inconvenience which I didn't experience previously. I usually put Spotify in the smallest window. I attached the screenshot seems the vast blank spaces I highlighted in red after the search button is not drag-able but which I would expect it to be. Currently it's only the really small margin at the top is drag-able. Not a huge problem but still annoying.

Screenshot 2024-04-22 at 1.28.52 PM.png

Hello, I have the same issue, everytime I open windows the app is centered and I cannot drag it. I have to stretch it out almost to the size of the entire window, drag it down to the bottome right corner where I always keep it and then reduce the size manually. Once the size is reduced I can no longer move it unless I manuall stretch it out again. This never used to happen before

Hey @jellyphysch,

 

Alternatively you can try resizing the UI with Ctrl + mouse wheel / or Ctrl + the plus/ minus keys. 
This should open enough space for you to be able to grab the app window without any issues.

We'll let you know once we get further backstage updates regarding this. Cheers!

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I agree with this! some of us have rotated monitors going lengthwise down and to move the spotify window when its that wide is a literal pain in the rump!

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