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Release Notes - Spotify for Desktop 0.9.0

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Release Notes - Spotify for Desktop 0.9.0

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What's new in this version (0.9.0):
 

  • New: Now available in Traditional Chinese and Latin American Spanish.
  • New: Say hello to our new logo.
  • New: Some smart architectural changes that will allow us to ship improvements faster and with fewer pesky bugs.
  • New: Added some extra space to accommodate for Chinese characters
  • New: Enlarged some fonts to accommodate for Chinese characters
  • Fixed: We’ve dealt with a bug that caused cache issues between restarts. Get ready for much faster start-up times.
  • Fixed: Now you can see what you’re listening to by clicking anywhere on the now playing bar.
  • Fixed: Free users - ads won’t bring Spotify to the front any more.
  • Fictitious: This app has an extensive collection of hotel toiletries.

Known issues:

  • "Added" date is missing in some views
  • Removed option to "View as album covers"

Of note: we've started rolling out this update to users in segments. If you're not yet being prompted to update your Spotify app please remain calm and keep your arms and legs inside the ride at all times; you should get the update soon!

 

We have also posted an update with some of the changes that we're making, based on your feedback.

 

If you have additional suggestions please make sure to check our Spotify Ideas section. Many suggestions have already been made and could use your vote.

 

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Re: Release Notes - Spotify for Desktop 0.9.0

Casual Listener

I am missing the following in the release Notes:

  • "View as album list" has been removed! Why, that was a great feature! Now it is even more complicated/annoying to organise albums.
  • The font in the playlist got bigger! To big in my opinion!

Re: Release Notes - Spotify for Desktop 0.9.0

Music Fan

Some other things missing from this changelog:

  • Added new cache issue: Music file locations are no longer remembered between sessions. (discussed here)
  • Grid view and song numbers are removed.
  • Added extra padding to song titles in the playlist view.
  • "View as album covers" in the View menu has been removed. (Submitted by Peter)
  • Added date for the library list has been reset.

Some of these issues are causing real problems for daily use (offline files being deleted at every startup, due to the file locations being reset), and some are simply inconvenient (having to scroll more due to the odd padding on song titles).

Is there an official way to download an older version?

Re: Release Notes - Spotify for Desktop 0.9.0

Roadie

@RC-1290: No, there is no official way. Here are links for all platforms.

 

Changelog is good. I hope we don't have to ask for it the next time. As someone is going to as anyway, there is no need to wait.

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Re: Release Notes - Spotify for Desktop 0.9.0

Roadie

You'll find a list of everything that's changed in the app in our release notes hereAnd we'll be keeping the following post updated with the changes we're making, along with where you can give us further feedback.

 

http://community.spotify.com/t5/Help-Desktop-Linux-Mac-and/Give-us-your-feedback-0-9-0/td-p/366422

 

As always, we'd love to hear what you think.

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Re: Release Notes - Spotify for Desktop 0.9.0

Roadie

How long will it take for the update to reach everyone? I don't think I'm on it yet.

Re: Release Notes - Spotify for Desktop 0.9.0

Community Legend

Rorey,

 

@RC-1290's post mentions two more functions that have been removed.

Why weren't these mentioned in the release notes and what is the reason behind their removal?

Re: Release Notes - Spotify for Desktop 0.9.0

Community Manager
Community Manager

@RC-1290 wrote:

Some other things missing from this changelog:

  1. Added new cache issue: Music file locations are no longer remembered between sessions. (discussed here)
  2. Grid view and song numbers are removed.
  3. Added extra padding to song titles in the playlist view.
  4. "View as album covers" in the View menu has been removed. (Submitted by Peter)
  5. Added date for the library list has been reset.

  1. This is a bug
  2. We're not sure what you mean
  3. This, along with the bigger font, is to accommodate for the newly added language: Simplified Chinese. Those darn characters just needed a bit more space 🙂
  4. I need to find out more
  5. This would appear to also be a bug
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Re: Release Notes - Spotify for Desktop 0.9.0

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I love how fast Spotify starts up now! Takes 2 sec when it used to take 45 sec

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Re: Release Notes - Spotify for Desktop 0.9.0

Music Fan

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Per Wrote:

  1. This is a bug
  2. We're not sure what you mean
  3. This, along with the bigger font, is to accommodate for the newly added language: Simplified Chinese. Those darn characters just needed a bit more space 🙂
  4. I need to find out more
  5. This would appear to also be a bug

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1. 😞 I can imagine this one is trickier to test automatically because it requires a restart, and only causes problems with non-default settings.
2. You're absolutely right. I don't know why I remember album view being called grid view. This seems to be a duplicate of point 4 😉

3. Row height is not relative to the total line height? I would prefer rows that require bigger characters to add height to their own row. In stead of adding padding to all rows. Perhaps it is a bit egocentric, but only 3 out of 4686 tracks I have in playlists use non-western characters, so I prefer those 3 songs breaking the layout a bit, over losing usable screenspace, and significantly increase the amount of scrolling I have to do.

4. Album view added a track number column, and small previews of the album art in the playlist. I believe it was bound to ctrl + G. I used it for every playlist where track numbers mattered. I believe it is referred to as MainlistAlbumView.

5. 😞 Does it have a latin name yet?

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