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Spotify prevents Screensaver

Spotify prevents Screensaver

dennis-the-menace

Plan

Premium

Country

Switzerland

Device

MacBook Pro 16" (2019)

Operating System

MacOS 12.4

 

 

 

My Question or Issue

 

Spotify desktop (and web) prevents MacOS from showing the screensaver while playing music when using in clamshell mode. This is very annoying and will lead to very ugly screen burns. I don't see any reason why the screensaver shouldn't come on, while the music still plays in the background.

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Eni

Hey there @dennis-the-menace,

 

Thanks for reaching out about this here in the Community. 

 

Could you let us know if this is only happening with Spotify or with other streaming apps as well?

 

On another note, we'd like to know if this started happening after a specific event such as an update either of Spotify or the OS of your PC. 

 

Lastly, just to confirm, have you already tried following these specific steps? 

 

Keep us posted. 

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dennis-the-menace

Hi Eni

 

This issue has always been the case and doesn't seem to be related to an update of either MacOS nor Spotify.

 

I don't use any other apps for streaming music, so I can't tell.

 

I don't get the "specific steps" you've linked. These are just general steps to set sleep or wake 🤷‍♂️ These features work fine on my Mac.

 

I've added to my question, that I'm using my MacBook in Clamshell Mode.

Alex

Hi there @dennis-the-menace,


Thanks for the posts.

 

There is no way to manually adjust Spotify so it allows the screen saver to switch on while the app is open. 

 

There are some workaround shared by other users in this thread. You can check them out and see if they can help you. I'd recommend checking the one from @silviustroe, it's a bit outdated, but might still work for you.

 

Hope this helps.

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dennis-the-menace

Hi @Alex

 

Thx for your tip. I already saw this solution. Unfortunately that's not what I'm looking for. I want Spotify to keep playing but the screensaver should come on to prevent screen burn. But it seems like this is a MacOS bug 🤷‍♂️

 

Somehow weird that this is an issue. To me it should be pretty common to play music whilst not being at the computer.

Eni

Hey @dennis-the-menace

 

Thanks for getting back to us. 

 

If that's possible, would you mind trying on a different PC to see if this happens there too?

 

Keep us posted.

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