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After the recent update, the discovery screen appears to freeze up graphically on my computer. I can still click links that are 'invisible' and even scroll down and things seem to move by (although I don't see any change except that my mouse pointer turns into that pointing hand that normally shows up when you mouse over a link; the locations that it turns into a pointer change). All other sections appear to work just fine in the desktop app.
It seems that the page just doesnt render beyond the point to where it finishes loading, no content shows up at all, but it's there... just not graphically.
Was there some kind of change in how the discovery section renders? Maybe using hardware rendering or something?
Edit: this affects Apps as well, or at least so far the Pitchfork app.
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According to this doc here, which shows Chromium switches, the following spotify.exe switches can be used to switch off various hardware/GPU accelerations in Spotify. This might be handy for anyone who has experienced issues after latest version switch to 0.9.4.169.gc0399df6
Here's a few that I started with,
You can make a shortcut with the switches or a batch file.
You can also just run the following from Run or a CMD prompt. If it fixes your problem, remove a switch one by one and then you'llknow exactly what needs to be disabled.
%APPDATA%\Spotify\spotify.exe --disable-accelerated-video --disable-accelerated-plugins --disable-accelerated-overflow-scroll --disable-accelerated-layers --disable-accelerated-fixed-root-background --disable-accelerated-compositing --disable-accelerated-2d-canvas
Using all of these spotify.exe switches fixed it, so I whitled it down to the culprits; these here:
obligatory edit: added spotify version
If you are on Windows:
Completely exit Spotify.
Hit start > type "run" > hit enter, copy and paste:
%APPDATA%\Spotify\spotify.exe --disable-accelerated-layers --disable-accelerated-fixed-root-background
into the box and press ok.