Announcements

Help Wizard

Step 1

NEXT STEP

FAQs

Please see below the most popular frequently asked questions.

Loading article...

Loading faqs...

VIEW ALL

Ongoing Issues

Please see below the current ongoing issues which are under investigation.

Loading issue...

Loading ongoing issues...

VIEW ALL

Please give us back the "Artist" column

Solved!

Please give us back the "Artist" column

Plan

Premium

Country

USA

Device

 

Operating System

Windows 10

 

My Question or Issue

I'm desperate for the return of the "Artist" column, separate from the song title. Not only is the artist very difficult to read, displaced almost half the size of the bolded song title, for many of us playlist builders the artist is WAY MORE IMPORTANT than the song or album title. Why make things harder to read and sort?

 

Please return the artist column, or at least give us the opportunity to customize the display settings within a playlist or album.

 

And put back the search bar, while you're at it. Who gets rid of a search bar?

Reply

Accepted Solutions
Marked as solution

Hey @illogicalhawk 

 

Good news!

 

There is now a new Compact Mode for track lists (playlists and album pages) in the desktop app and Web Player

 

The drop down menu now has "Sort by" and "View as" options. To turn on compact mode, open up the drop down menu at the top right of a playlist or album page and click on "Compact" under "View as".

 

On Playlist pages, it removes the album art, and breaks out "Title" and "Artist" into their own separate columns again. This view is similar to before the redesign that added album art into playlists a few years ago.

 

On Album pages, it moves the artist and featured artists from below each track title, to a new "Artist" column to the right of the "Title" column.

 

When you turn on Compact Mode, it will be remembered and stay on when you are viewing both playlists and album pages. You can switch back to the regular "List" view at any time.

 

The new Compact Mode for track lists is rolling out in the desktop app and Web Player right now so you should be seeing it soon. This has been a highly requested feature since the redesign came out a few years ago.

 

Desktop Compact List Mode.png

MattSudaSpotify Star
Help others find this answer and click "Accept as Solution".
If you appreciate my answer, maybe give me a Like.
Note: I'm not a Spotify employee.

View solution in original post

2 Replies

Hi there @illogicalhawk,

 

Thanks for reaching out about this here in the Community.

 

We're sorry to hear that your experience with the New Desktop app isn't as expected. We encourage you to share your comments in this thread, which is constantly being monitored by the right teams in order to collect all your feedback, as it helps us improve the app.

 

Regarding the search bar, you can find it by clicking on Search on the left panel of the app, just below Home.

 

Once again, thanks for your feedback - we appreciate it.

 

If you need a hand with anything else, we're always a post away.

 

Cheers!

CarlosEModerator
 
Help others find this answer and click "Accept as Solution".
If you appreciate my answer, maybe give me a Like.
 
Marked as solution

Hey @illogicalhawk 

 

Good news!

 

There is now a new Compact Mode for track lists (playlists and album pages) in the desktop app and Web Player

 

The drop down menu now has "Sort by" and "View as" options. To turn on compact mode, open up the drop down menu at the top right of a playlist or album page and click on "Compact" under "View as".

 

On Playlist pages, it removes the album art, and breaks out "Title" and "Artist" into their own separate columns again. This view is similar to before the redesign that added album art into playlists a few years ago.

 

On Album pages, it moves the artist and featured artists from below each track title, to a new "Artist" column to the right of the "Title" column.

 

When you turn on Compact Mode, it will be remembered and stay on when you are viewing both playlists and album pages. You can switch back to the regular "List" view at any time.

 

The new Compact Mode for track lists is rolling out in the desktop app and Web Player right now so you should be seeing it soon. This has been a highly requested feature since the redesign came out a few years ago.

 

Desktop Compact List Mode.png

MattSudaSpotify Star
Help others find this answer and click "Accept as Solution".
If you appreciate my answer, maybe give me a Like.
Note: I'm not a Spotify employee.

Suggested posts