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Is it possible to revert the latest UI update?

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Is it possible to revert the latest UI update?

Joseph_J
Newbie

Plan

Premium

Country

USA

Device/Operating System

Windows 10 Desktop

 

My Question or Issue

Is there an option to revert the UI to how it before the current update? The desktop app now looks the same as the webplayer. I can no longer scroll through all of an artist's songs on their page and must individually click on their albums to even see their contents. There is also less metadata displayed on the line of each song in my playlists. If I can't revert this, I think I will likely cancel my premium subscription and move on to a platform that makes exploring music easier. The old UI was MUCH better...

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Re: Is it possible to revert the latest UI update?

82Insanity007
Music Fan
I was also going to post the same thing... any help would be appreciated. I'm surprised how little Google is finding on this topic!
The new UI is horrible.

Re: Is it possible to revert the latest UI update?

ElectroX1
Casual Listener


check out spotify on reddit lots of posts on this and solutions. 

3 methods i have discovered from easiest to hardest

1. change prefs files

2. change hosts file

3. disable right permissions to update folder using a pre aug2020 build

 

This is for method NO.1

 

On Windows: Go to C:\Users\[USERNAME]\AppData\Roaming\Spotify\prefs

On Windows (MS Store **): $user\AppData\Local\Packages\Spotify\prefs

add the following line:

ui.experience_override="classic"

To do the reverse (update to the new UI)

ui.experience_override="xpui"

 

or just add both lines and add a # infront one of them to disable it, makes it easier to switch in between them. 

 

i have the desktop non windows store client installed and use win key and R to bring up run box and type %APPDATA%,  from there go into spotify folder and look for file named prefs and drag that into notepad and add


#ui.experience_override="xpui"

ui.experience_override="classic"

 

save and restart spotify, job done.

 

Method no2 add

 127.0.0.1 upgrade.spotify.com

to hosts file , look it up on google  if youve never done it.

 

method no3 is a direct route to he.ll , enough said.

Re: Is it possible to revert the latest UI update?

zaorish
Visitor
Thanks m8. The new UI **bleep** tbh.

Re: Is it possible to revert the latest UI update?

82Insanity007
Music Fan

@ElectroX1 YOU ARE A LEGEND!!! It works!!! 

I changed the prefs file and it just... works... !!! 🙂

Re: Is it possible to revert the latest UI update?

Desiloth
Visitor
Awesome, thank you so much! Also changed the properties of the pref file to read only, hopefully that stops them from changing it back on me.
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