Opening minimized?

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Opening minimized?

Snollebol
Gig Goer

Plan

Premium

Country

Netherlands

Device

Desktop pc

Operating System

Windows 10

 

My Question or Issue

 

Hi! 

I have my Spotify client set to open minimized, but it's not doing that. It does open after Windows starts, but it's opening in a floating window rather than minimized to the taskbar or tray.

 

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How can I make it so that the client opens minimized?

Thanks!

5 Replies

Ivan
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Hey @Snollebol

 

Help’s here!
 

Could you confirm if you still observe this after running a clean reinstall of Spotify on your PC? This will get you the latest app version and clean up corrupted files that could be causing the issue. 

 

If you see no difference after the clean reinstall, check the hosts file for entries that need to be deleted. Follow the steps described here on how you can do that. 

 

Let us know how you get on! We'll be here in case you need any further help with this.  

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Snollebol
Gig Goer

Hey Ivan, thanks for the reply!

 

I've done a clean reinstall including all temporary data, registry files, etc. but that didn't solve the issue.

 

May I ask how editing the hosts file would allow the setting to work? I assumed it was just a local setting rather than one that requires internet? I don't use in-browser client, personally.

Alex
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Hey @Snollebol,

 

Thanks for the reply.

 

On some machines the host file entries cause several issues , so it's always good to check that initially.

 

We'd recommend you try and download the Spotify app from our website if you're using the one from the MS store and vice versa.

 

Let us know if that makes a difference.

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Snollebol
Gig Goer

I've checked my hosts file and it all seems to check out.

 

I use the generic client downloaded from the website. I'd try the store app but store apps generally don't work on my pc, unfortunately. 

Ivan
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Hey @Snollebol

 

Thanks for getting back to us. 

 

Just to confirm, have you already tried how it goes after downloading the Spotify app from the Microsoft app store?

 

You can get the app here

 

Keep us posted. 

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