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Re: Keyboard shortcut while Spotify is minimized?

Luke8FPS
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Doesn t work....

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Luke8FPS
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Not if u have another application open!  that s the point of having hotkeys

Re: Keyboard shortcut while spotify is minimized?

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

Re: Keyboard shortcut while spotify is minimized?

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.

 

 

Re: Keyboard shortcut while spotify is minimized?

R4Ng0
Newbie

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

Re: Keyboard shortcut while spotify is minimized?

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.  

 

Re: Keyboard shortcut while Spotify is minimized?

IDW2Register
Newbie

For OSX, I use Finely Tuned to create global hotkeys. I believe you can also use the built in "Automator" app.

Re: Keyboard shortcut while Spotify is minimized?

skirato
Newbie

You can use this: Spotify notifications

For web players there is: Beardedspice

Re: Keyboard shortcut while spotify is minimized?

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.

Re: Keyboard shortcut while spotify is minimized?

Astroturbo
Regular

play/pause: win+Pause/Break

Re: Keyboard shortcut while spotify is minimized?

Astroturbo
Regular

try win+pause/break

Re: Keyboard shortcut while spotify is minimized?

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.

Re: Keyboard shortcut while spotify is minimized?

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

Re: Keyboard shortcut while spotify is minimized?

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. 😉

Re: Keyboard shortcut while spotify is minimized

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

Re: Keyboard shortcut while spotify is minimized

Luke8FPS
Regular
that s what i m talking about!

Re: Keyboard shortcut while spotify is minimized

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.
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