Reason toastify doesn't work is because, spotify windows application doesn't allow hotkeys to be used while it is minimized to control features like volume. However if you have a media keyboard your built in media keys will still work as normal.
For example: if you have spotify open and focused (click anywhere in spotify) and use the hotkey ctrl + arrow up (which raises the volume up) ctrl + arrow down (decreases the volume)
main reason I use toastfiy is to CONTROL the VOLUME ONLY
Re: 184.108.40.2063.g7ff4a0dc broke Toastify global shortcuts
Just started this (without uninstalling the most recent version). It will start with no issue after a little install window. You will recognize the old-styled menu bar in the top left corner. To be sure the app does not update itself again, you can easily do the following:
1. Go to C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roamin\Spotify and remove "Spotify_new.exe" and "Spotify_new.exe.sig" (if they still exist after starting the above mentioned older version. They were removed automatically at my computer when the old version was started. 2. Create new text files with notepad or whatever tool you like for the previous mentioned exe files (0 byte files are okay). (You can rename it from .txt to .exe / .exe.sig) 3. Write protect the files at the file settings menu (rightclick -> properties)
Now Tostify is working again and Spotify won't update itself unless you want it to do so (just remove the self-created files and auto-update)
I was using Toastify combined with AutoHotKeys to map multiple hotkeys from mouse \ keyboard to spotify and because I liked overlays telling me what's playing now. I don't like the option of mapping to media keys as several applications use them as well (Media Player Classic and Audible off the top of my head), so I can't reliably control music as I can't predict which one will react and end up frustrating me. Really sad it's being discontinued now, if it's done on purpose - sorry, but this is not the way to approach software. Dear devs, please fix this.
I have used Autohotkey with Spotify for several years. Unfortunately after today's update it stopped working. It seems like Spotify just stopped accepting the key sequences sent by Autohotkey. If anyone have a workaround for this, please share. Otherwise it's a band news, because without these hotkeys I don't see any reason to continue using spotify at all. It's a terrible time we're living: Firefox has totally ruined itself last fall, now it does Spotify. R.I.P. ((