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Select All (Command + A) does not work to copy multiple songs on playlist

KC70
Music Fan

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Spotify 1.1.32.618.gda5638a6

MacOS High Sierra 10.13.6

 

My Question or Issue

I would like to combine playlists. I have read I can use the "Command + a" function to select all the songs in one playlist, copy them, and then paste them all into another playlist.  However, nothing happens when I am in the old playlist and press "command + a".  Even if I go into the main Spotify menu, under "Edit" and "Select All", nothing happens

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Re: Select All (Command + A) does not work to copy multiple songs on playlist

korsgabriel
Newbie

That used to be the case, you had a lot of features on Spotify for Mac. Like editing the album art for a playlist, sorting on artist name/date added etc. But since the latest update non of that is possible anymore unfortunately. 

Re: Select All (Command + A) does not work to copy multiple songs on playlist

KC70
Music Fan
Not exactly an "upgrade" for a new version, is it?

Re: Select All (Command + A) does not work to copy multiple songs on playlist

KC70
Music Fan

Have spoken to 3 different agents now who have given me the stock answer from what their manuals tell them that it should work. Also tried holding command+shift down and using the down arrow too. Nothing works.  For some reason, all these agents are also PC users so no one can try to replicate what I am seeing on my Mac. I am a new user with a basic question.  This shouldn't be so hard. A big company like Spotify should be beta testing its "updates" before rolling them out and keeping their agents' manual updated too.  This is ridiculous. 

Unable to select multiple songs and no option to make playlists collaborative

ShaunWick
Regular

I made a new account because I no longer want to have my Facebook tied to Spotify. My previous account has several large playlists I would like to move to my new account without having to select each song individually. However, for some reason it’ll only allow me to select one song at a time on my new account. The strange thing is, when logged into my old account I am able to select multiple songs; it’s just the new account that can’t. Additionally, I noticed I also don’t have the ability to make playlists collaborative, the option is not there on my new account but still is on my old account.  I have tried the following, but none have worked

 

1) Command A

2) Click the first song, hold Shift and tried both using the down arrow as well as clicking a song below the first song 

3) Click the first song, hold Command, and click another song

4) Going to edit in the tool bar and clicking Select All

 

Any help is greatly appreciated!

 

 

Re: Select All (Command + A) does not work to copy multiple songs on playlist

Xenia
Moderator
Moderator

Hey there @ShaunWick and @KC70,

 

Thanks for reaching out to the Community about this. We'll be happy to shed some light on the situation.

 

The reason why you're missing some features that used to be available before, might be because you're on a new desktop experience we're currently testing. Could you send us a screenshot of what the app looks on your end, so we can check it out for you?

 

Thanks - We'll be on the lookout for your reply.

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Re: Unable to select multiple songs and no option to make playlists collaborative

KC70
Music Fan
I am a new Spotify user too (from Napster/Rhapsody). Tried to do the same thing to save myself time selecting each song individually and a lot of repetitive work. What they say you can do on the "Help" section, or what others have been able to do in the past to grab multiple songs at once does not work on their "newest" app, which we got it seems. Save yourself the time of chatting with Agents. Also, the "Make Collaborative" option for your Playlist is available ONLY on the mobile app, not on your desktop app I've found. And another gripe I have with Spotify is apparently you can't clear your queue. You'd have to do it again INDIVIDUALLY. Really dumb and a waste of time. Does Spotify's app designers even listen to music? These seem like really basic asks in a music streaming service.

Re: Select All (Command + A) does not work to copy multiple songs on playlist

KC70
Music Fan
I've already sent screenshots of the app to your Agents. What a waste of time. If one of your agents maybe even used Apple (I guess Spotify never heard of this technology company?), maybe they could just replicate something as simple as "try to select multiple songs yourself", and see what happens. This way you wouldn't need users to find your problems/shortcomings. You should be paying people like us to be doing your troubleshooting, rather than us paying Spotify $15/mo for "Premium" service.

Re: Select All (Command + A) does not work to copy multiple songs on playlist

ShaunWick
Regular

Good Afternoon,

 

I don't believe this issue has to do with a new desktop experience as I am logging into both accounts in the same Spotify application. When I login my old account, I can select multiple songs and create collaborative playlists. However when I login my new account in the same Spotify application, I can't select multiple songs using the same keystrokes I just did in my old account, and I can't create collaborative playlists. In addition to that, I just tried the same thing on my Windows computer and had the same results. Please see the pictures below. The image title Spotify Old is showing my ability to select multiple songs in my old account. I then logged out and logged back in using my new account, which is what you will see in the Spotify New image.

Spotify Old .jpg
Spotify New.jpg

Re: Select All (Command + A) does not work to copy multiple songs on playlist

DiogoMiranda
Casual Listener
If that was really the case, i'm not enjoying been a "beta" tester (without choosing to be), to this "new experience" that strips down basic functions. That's really annoying.
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