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New Desktop Experience - your feedback wanted!

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dan
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Hi Everyone

Dan here again from the Desktop team.  The latest version of the Desktop client (1.1.51) is rolling out now and contains a lot of changes, improvements and fixes.  Here’s a short highlight of some of the changes you may notice in the new version.

 

Playlist changes

  • The ‘duplicate tracks’ dialog now correctly shows when multiple duplicate tracks are added to a playlist
  • It is now possible to select multiple tracks and drag to library or add to library from the context menu
  • Added keyboard interactions to playlist menu in the left sidebar
  • Added sorting dropdown to all playlist pages
  • Improved drag and drop performance on playlists
  • Fix playlist not being played in the sorted or filtered order when playing from the header play button

Others

  • Improved display of shortcuts on the Home page
  • Added listening history stats to user profile page
  • Improved restoration of correct scroll locations when moving back/forth
  • Added ability to select offline storage location from settings
  • Added ability to navigate to followers and following pages from the profile header

One  additional setting that I've seen some feedback on but unfortunately didn't make it in time for this release was the ability to change proxy settings.  This should be ready for 1.1.52.As always, please do ensure you’re fully updated and are running the latest version. We again thank you for the feedback provided.

 

Thanks,

Dan

Re: New Desktop Experience - your feedback wanted!

Regular

My third post was removed for being disrespectful. I challenge anyone to point out how it was. I would like it returned so that the full record is there.

 

I would remind the moderators of this forum that the removal of contrary opinions will not improve the quality of the service, it will merely create an echo chamber. I dislike the changes, but I am very aggravated that after I took the time to make several posts about a product that I pay for with feedback, including feedback on how I am required to give feedback on a user experience upgrade I did not wish to be part of, just to have it deleted.

Re: New Desktop Experience - your feedback wanted!

Music Fan

This update has broken many basic features.

  1. Changing the volume by hovering on the volume bar and scrolling: not working anymore. Now I have to click it.
  2. Deleting songs in a playlist by pressing the delete button: not working anymore. I now have to right click a track and remove it in that way.
  3. Resizing the menu bar (left) and friend activity bar (right): not working anymore. They are fixed, resizing is completely gone.
  4. Search from wherever you are in Spotify: removed. You now have to specifically click search and only then do you get a search bar. I mean: honestly why remove something as basic as search? 
  5. Playlists don't show the album. It is just removed. It's 2020, first of all why can't we customize this to begin with? And second of all: why, of all things, remove the specific album?

Can I roll back to a previous version? This version is just dumb, it looks nice, UI elements are dope, but the user experience is much, much worse. It seems in all the fancy UI elements the development team has forgotten basic functionality. 

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Newbie

Hi and thanks for the space to leave a feedback
 

I am totally missing the option to view the playlists where you could find searched artist. ( It was in the "ABOUT" section, on the right side of screen)
There were mostly official spotify playlists, but from time to time you could find really interisting compilations and users, where you could dig for new music.

 

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Hey @marek6,

Thanks for sharing your feedback on this! This is really useful for the teams working backstage. Let's hope this will be brought back in the future!

Hope you're having a great day,
Hubo
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Hello everyone, 

 

We'd like to first of all thank you for reaching out to us with your feedback. 

 

It has come to our attention that some of you have questions regarding if this thread is monitored by the Spotify team and some of you have come back regarding posts that we have removed.

We can assure you that the Spotify Community Moderator team is monitoring this thread in order to track the experience reported by users and coordinate with the right teams.

 

Our Rock Stars are playing an important part in helping the Spotify Community team gather your feedback. In this sense we’d like to ask everyone to keep a friendly tone towards each other within the thread, as established in our Guidelines, and use it for providing the constructive feedback we need to improve your experience. 


We will be removing posts that contain offensive language or act condescending to any participants in our Community. At the same time we do want to help develop the best app for all of our users and encourage everyone to post in a constructive manner, so that we can gather said feedback and work on improvements. We understand that changing an app that you love and are used to functioning in a certain way can disrupt your experience, but this thread has been created specifically for this reason. We want to hear about this and we want to make it better.

Thank you!

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Re: New Desktop Experience - your feedback wanted!

Casual Listener

Removing the search bar is super annoying, mixing singles and full records together under one header is also super annoying, especially as many of them share the same artwork.

 

The best possible version of the Spotify desktop app would be JUST a search bar and nothing else lol.

 

Need rollback functionality ASAP

 

 

Re: New Desktop Experience - your feedback wanted!

Spotify
Spotify

Hi Folks!


Dan here from the Desktop team.  I wanted to pop in and say thank you for giving your great feedback and raising your concerns.  We've been going through this and there are a few things that I'm happy to say we have updates on.

These have been fixed in the upcoming desktop release, Nov 30

  • “Adding a new track to a playlist puts it to the top instead of the bottom of a playlist”
  • “The option to remove from this playlist does not work when you do it in the current playback.”
  • “Using the delete key to remove a track from a playlist/liked songs”
  • “Filtering playlists breaks when you enter a space in the filter field”
  • “Sort preferences for playlists are not persisted”

Volume slider not as smooth, scroll wheel to change volume

We've made some performance fixes for the volume slider in the next release (Nov 30), and the ability to change the volume using the mouse wheel will come shortly afterwards in a subsequent release.

Again I'd like to thank everyone who has posted here.

Cheers,
Dan        

Re: New Desktop Experience - your feedback wanted!

Gig Goer

Hi, I actually really like the new interface in terms of design and navigation. I think it can obviously take some time to get used to it but I'm sure we can do it.

 

I've seen some negative replies about the new update. First I thought that people just didn't like changes in general and blamed the update instead of trying to be objective. But after reading, some posts had some good points, and I've noticed some changes in the app that can be better I think .


First, the specific page where we can see the liked songs from an artist we follow from our library seem to have disappeared. That's a huge loss for me because most of the times I only want to listen to the songs I liked from the artist. Plus, it's not very handy to pick each songs one after the other from an album to another... I have an idea though, why not doing it like it is on the mobile app ? 🙂 It's very handy ! In the mobile app we can access the default artist page, then clic on a section on this page to access the songs we liked from that artist, very cool !

 

Also, I think it was better when we had a clear view on a discorgraphy.

One more other thing I noticed, when we add a song to a playlist it is added directly to the top of it. Not a bad idea ! But most of the time I'd rather have them at the bottom, so why not adding this option in the settings, maybe ?


One last thing, I think that the easy loading in the library to pick an album or an artist is a bit frustating. I guess it's a performance choice for the app but yeah just wanted to point that out.

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Rock Star 16
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Hey @TerminalGuy!

 

Thanks for sharing your feedback here! It's really useful for the teams working on this backstage.

 

You mentioned not being able to sort Liked Songs by artists. That should still work here. Could you try clicking the 'Track'-column a couple of times? You should be able to sort your Liked Songs by artists with that. 

 

Let me know if that works for you!

 

Have a good one,

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How do I now find the content previously under Browse -> Discover ? Screenshot attached of where exactly I'm referring to.

 

This feature was an absolute goldmine and it's honestly the only thing I currently dislike about the redesign.

 

Edit: I'm a huge **bleep** and it's actually now under Search -> Discover for anybody else who was wondering!

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