Screen not clearing on exit

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Re: Screen not clearing on exit

isanderson
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I have the same problem but F5 does not fix this annoying problem. I get the same thing on 3 different computers.

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Yocairo
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Still not fixed. It's annoying. Spotify, please just fix it instead of waiting another 5 months for it to be too late.

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YvanR
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I also have the same issue with Spotify on my Win7 based pc. I uninstalled the buggy program and since Spotify does'nt seem to be coming up with a solution anytime soon I am considering canceling my subscription. There are plenty other streaming software out there.

Re: Screen not clearing on exit

SoundMan
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On my Windows 7 Pro machine and Windows 10 64 Bit machine, it is all working fine now after an update they did.  I don't have to refresh the desktop anymore.

 

To refresh the desktop, I had to click an area I knew was empty of icons and then press <F5>.  That always worked with Windows to refresh the desktop after an aberrant application had left visible residuals behind.

 

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit.

Q6600 processor

nVidia GTS-450 graphics.

8 gig memory.

> 8 TB hard drives.

 

Windows 10 64 bit laptop

Re: Screen not clearing on exit

SoundMan
Music Fan

If you've uninstalled completely, it would be good to clear all cache's of Spotify before reinstalling.  Depending on your machine setup you may or may not have access to do so, but do try the following:

 

1. In Windows Explorer, type in %APPDATA% and press <Enter>

Locate the Spotify folder in the list.

Delete it.  DO NOT DELETE ANYTHING ELSE, not accidentally or otherwise !!!

 

2. In Windows Explorer, type in %USERNAME%\AppData\Local and press <Enter>

Locate the Spotify folder in the list, if it is there.

Delete it.  Same as above, don't accidentally delete anything else.

 

3. In Windows Explorer, type in %TEMP% and press <Enter>

Locate anything with Spotify in the name.

Delete it.

 

4. Restart your machine.

 

5. Go to the Spotify website and download the latest installer, and be sure to run the installer you just downloaded.

 

6. To be on the safer side, restart your machine after the Spotify installation completes.

 

7. Log back into Spotify and test for the issue.

 

This may clear all kinds of things that are machine dependent such as songs you've downloaded or stored.  Please have backups available.

Re: Screen not clearing on exit

SoundMan
Music Fan

Also, to simply use the service and perhaps more conveniently depending on the situation, in a web browser you can go to https://play.spotify.com and login there.  A Browser player should be available there and come up in the web browser.  The interface is different but still quite usable.

Re: Screen not clearing on exit

gl37
Newbie

Same issue, Windows 7. Cleared cache, etc. Come on, Spotify people, plenty of us are still on Windows 7 and aren't upgrading any time soon. We are paying for this. This should not be a hard problem to solve. A competent programmer could resolve this in a couple of hours.

Re: Screen not clearing on exit

nothanksthesec
Newbie

Hello all

  I have the same problem and I agree it does niggle, but not as much as the bouncing not as much as the bouncing itunes icon (Mac), I am using 7 prem. and as soon as I close spotify I right click on desktop and refresh.......sorted.

no need to use F5!!!!

hope this helps

William

 

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eärendil1311
Casual Listener

Rightclicking desktop and refresh, is the same as F5

Re: Screen not clearing on exit

shredher
Newbie

Same problem here on three different Windows 7 machines. All using classic theme. Could someone please file a bug report on this? Or post your code on git hub and I'll fix it myself.

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