Keyboard shortcut while spotify is minimized?

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Keyboard shortcut while spotify is minimized?

mreko
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Hello,

 

i am basically looking for shortcuts like skip to next song and pause, etc., however these should work while spotify is minimized, the shortcuts that i've found trough google are only working while Spotify is open.

 

Is there any way this is possible?

Thanks in advance.

 

Desktop version / Windows 10

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BBK70
Casual Listener

Use Toastify.

 

https://toastify.codeplex.com/

 

Works beautifully in Windows 10, sadly I can't find an equivalent for the lovely new MacBook Pro I've been given 😞

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Gilead
Newbie

If your keyboard has an "fn" button, you can press it and use the arrow keys. Duder who posted the first solution via volume and such lead me to this discovery! Thanks everyone! I'm on Windows 10. 

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jogerj
Regular

Spotify has full support for media keys, which are available on most modern laptop keyboards and certain keyboards. If your keyboard has an FN key, it's most likely you have media keys nearby. Volume controls and alike.

 

If they don't work, it has been known that running Google Chrome in the background may cause conflicts

wallofchaos
Regular
I appreciate your thoughts and input but it's just not an option. You would
have to be familiar with the program "Hotkeyz" to fully understand how it
can manipulate winamp/VLC and various other things. All with any hot key
you want to set up. Not everyone has a laptop. Not everyone has media
controls on a keyboard either.

Again thanks for trying. Spotify Is a wonderfully app. Just has some
limitations, just as every app out there does. Nothing is perfect. I will
cope. 😉

Luke8FPS
Regular
i don t undertand why such a popular app doesn t support hotkeys like OBS does for example. are there limitations for this particular app? and no my keyboard doesn t have media keys

jogerj
Regular
As for now, Spotify doesn't support this yet. You can post your idea here
https://community.spotify.com/t5/Live-Ideas/idb-p/ideas_live

Alternatively, you can create a keyboard macro with programs like AutoHotkey
if you wish.

Astroturbo
Regular

play/pause: win+Pause/Break

wallofchaos
Regular

Very unfortunate. There is an APP called HOTKEYZ for PC. It works on quite a few apps. Winamp being one. Now if we could only port spotify to winamp. lol. So many features Spotify needs. We pay for it every month for long time. Winamp and Hotkeyz are free. What gives? Why dont companies really invenst in other options when the populous pays them.

Luke8FPS
Regular
that s what i m talking about!

R4Ng0
Newbie

it's really easy.. if u have the "Fn" botton on ur keybaord just press it with "f1 f2 f3 f4...."
❤️

morriscey
Casual Listener

lol not on my pc it doesn't. The software wont grab the media commands sent. Every other software responds to the media keys. Currently using a logitech G710+, and used a corsair K90 and a razer BW chroma. media keys worked on all of them for every program except spotify.

 

I've tried on several high end keyboards. I've installed and ununstalled spotify. I'm not installing an app to make the window smaller, and i'm not using an auto hotkey script for something that should be built in. let me set my own keys. 

 

 

What I HAVE found works amazingly though is uninstall spotify, and use google play free.  Even the ad supported version of play is head and shoulders above this garbage program and garbage service. The hot keys work. I can sort everything how I want. and when i select a genre - it stays in its lane. No R& B in the middle of a techno playlist. 

 

Spotify was truly an underwhelming service in every single aspect.  

 

shabloool
Newbie

I am using AutoHotKey becuase I don't have media buttons in my keyboard.

It works great even when spotify desktop is not in focus or even when minimized. 

 

 

This is script part I use. The first part is to easily change volume with key+mouse scroll. it's awesome.

;adjust volume with shift+mousewheel up and down
+WheelUp::Send {Volume_Up 1}
+WheelDown::Send {Volume_Down 1}

;play/pause and next previous keys with shift+pgup etc.
+F11::Send {Media_Play_Pause}
+F12::Send {Media_Next}
+F10::Send {Media_Prev}

using spotify desktop (version:1.0.75.483.g7ff4a0dc) on windows 7.

 

 

munkiepus
Newbie

Here's one that seems to work with windows 10, no hotkeys but a persistent Spotify control window 

 

Smallify

 

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Audio/Other-AUDIO-Tools/Smallify.shtml#download

ballangddang
Newbie

Ok maybe I can understand why this feature is not yet implemented, maybe we are a small portion of people requesting this. But how in the **bleep** is there no "pause", "play", "next", ... options when I right click on the tray icon ? I used computers for many years and I was so surprised not to see these options just when I expected them the first time I right clicked on the tray icon, not really user friendly if you ask me..

mikeii
Music Fan

You can Alt + Arrow keys to move the song. 

 

Alt + -> for next song

Alt+<- for previous song

 

morriscey
Casual Listener

Neither FN+ arrows works, nor ALT+arrows.

 

Google play music works fine with the multimedia keys.

Solution!

Gilead
Newbie

If your keyboard has an "fn" button, you can press it and use the arrow keys. Duder who posted the first solution via volume and such lead me to this discovery! Thanks everyone! I'm on Windows 10. 

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Luke8FPS
Regular

Not if u have another application open!  that s the point of having hotkeys

morriscey
Casual Listener

Hmm. None of said opitons work for me. 

I have a razer blackwidow with several keys remapped to be media keys and spotify doesnt work with them, nor does it let me change any shortcuts...

Astroturbo
Regular

try win+pause/break

Acentia
Newbie

win+pause/break is a shortcut for the system properties. Would not recommend overwriting default windows shortcuts, and spotify does not use that as default.

JustSilentOne
Newbie

Since There Isn't Any Hotkeys For This Procedure But Still We Can Go For Something,

For This Purpose, Make Sure To Have The Creators Update for WIndows 10.

Just Open Spotify in the Taskbar or Minimise it into the System Tray,

And Whenever you are in any Application, Just Move Your Cursor into the

Empty Area of the Taskbar and Just Scroll Up Or Down, This Will Fade In a Simple

Volume Layer And In its Right Side There will be a Layer with Playing/Pausing, And Changing Tracks Option for Spotify, Just Hover Your Mouse On It And Go For Your Desired Option.

Enjoy 🙂     

 

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