Release Notes for update 0.9.8 ?

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Re: Release Notes for update 0.9.8 ?

Andy-V
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Why not offer the beta as a separate download rather than rolling it out to random users?

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Re: Release Notes for update 0.9.8 ?

Anagoge
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Glad to see other people have the same issues as me regarding 0.9.8. Here's a list of things that need to be changed. I think we can all agree on them.

 

  • The interface is now TOO dark. This is a darker shade of grey than was previously used before they made the switch to cream/white. The correct shade for the main area of the application is the grey shown in the sidebars.
  • The text is too big. I can see just 16 songs at the load of a playlist at 1680x1050. There's also less room horizontally.
  • The spacing between songs is now too much. This is because they've added the horizontal rule. Simply removing the rule and tightening things up would help a lot.
  • There's a mismatch in the size of the scrollbars on artist pages. The sidebar scrollbar is twice as thick as the scrollbar in the main area. Make them the same.
  • The search box area is white. Make it at least a shade of grey so it doesn't stand out as much.
  • Right clicking on the icon in the taskbar no longer works. I can't close the application or skip tracks via the right click menu.

These are the main issues I have.

 

On the plus side:

 

  • Playlist duration has made a comeback. At last.
  • The change back to a dark interface means it's finally easier to see what track is playing.

Re: Release Notes for update 0.9.8 ?

user-removed
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Awesome app. Please make available the Connect!

 

Also my one complain about it: the your music (collection) option is not yet designed into new look. Scrollbar and background white in these pages of your music (like Albums).

Re: Release Notes for update 0.9.8 ?

MokiTa
Casual Listener

@jelles1988

You don't need to enable hidden files.

Just press " Windows-key+R ", write " %Appdata%\Spotify " and press enter :)

Re: Release Notes for update 0.9.8 ?

takingbackbenny
Roadie

I'm used to the dark background now and absolutely prefer it over the white. It is just the font size and spacing that is hard to get used to, even on a large monitor and resolution, this looks terrible. So much wasted space!

Re: Release Notes for update 0.9.8 ?

multikev
Gig Goer

@brudy wrote:

Not true, Floris. If they had any kind of UX management, Spotify would modify the font and spacing sizes based on resolution. It's called responsive design and it's easy as hell


FYI - When you're working on a large piece of software such as Spotify, nothing is easy. When you've a small website with 100s of users that stuff's easy, but when you've millions of users, 10s of languages, 10s of operating system versions, 10s of resolutions, and a huge database of different data, everything becomes incredibly more complex. Small changes can require days of testing.

 

Not saying they shouldn't do it, or excusing it, but having worked on both side of the spectrum, i've been on big software projects, where limited time & budget meant that there were "obvious" things that weren't as perfect as we would have preferred, that went out the door.

 

Before that experience, I would've held the same oopinion as you.

Re: Release Notes for update 0.9.8 ?

AndrewL
Roadie

I really like the new dark look and layout.

 

I very much prefer the black background over the white and I like that it's now super easy to see which track is playing in playlists/artist/album pages. 

 

As mentioned by hpguru it will also be good when the Your Music sections are updated to the new dark look :)

Re: Release Notes for update 0.9.8 ?

yajtyler
Composer

haven't got this update yet, still on the old layout.. ugh.

-Jay

Re: Release Notes for update 0.9.8 ?

yajtyler
Composer

agreed, they did a beta version when "apps" first became available.. why not now?

-Jay

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