New desktop UI, how do I change it back to the old?

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New desktop UI, how do I change it back to the old?

KingGodCurse
Music Fan

Plan

Premium

Country

US 

Operating System

Windows 10 

My Question or Issue

After I changed my password, I signed out of all accounts and came back to my desktop app looking like the Web Player Version, when right before it was the old interface. I can't stand this new interface and have already tried to change it in the "prefs" file, but I may not have entered it right. Is there any way I can get back to the old UI, I despise this one as a frequent Spotify Desktop user since 2013. This UI is much more difficult to roam. 

27 Replies

Visben
Casual Listener
Many thanks!

Windows users should look after the .../AppData/Roaming/Spitfy/prefs file.

ranoa513
Regular
This is absolute gold, thank you so much!
btw, the location on Mac is
/Users/<username>/Library/Application Support/Spotify/prefs

n1kke
Casual Listener
You're a lifesaver! The new UI is missing playlist filtering when adding a new song to a playlist. In the old UI you could just type the first few letters of the name of the playlist and it only showed the matching playlists. The lack of filtering makes adding a song to playlist a nightmare when you have dozens of playlists..

cethlol
Newbie
It's an absolute disaster from a User Experience point of view ... not sure why I should pay if this UI continues like this....

acidjunkie
Regular

Could not agree more. New UI is just a step back in all areas:

- super hard to figure out what albums an artist has

- can't view the entire discography in one list

- search functionality is hidden away 

 

But anyway, happy that with a simple one line hack, can go back to the old UI. Works for me 🙂

multi
Music Fan
YES! Thank you!! That new UI was making me nuts

acidjunkie
Regular
Confirmed that this works - great to have the old UI back 🙂

Thanks a lot!
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