Spotify's taskbar icon on the wrong monitor every single time (dual monitors)

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Re: Spotify's taskbar icon on the wrong monitor every single time (dual monitors)

TrashcanMan
Regular

Yeah, it seems to work first load after an update, but then goes back to it's behaviour on the next restart of the app.

 

*sigh*

Re: Spotify's taskbar icon on the wrong monitor every single time (dual monitors)

ikjadoon
Roadie

I've just checked. No luck on that same 1.1.4.197.g92d52c4f version (Windows 10 Pro x64 / 1803):

 

I think the bug has always done that: it might work 10% of the time, but after a few uses/restarts, it always goes back to this broken state. I don't think anyone has made it work consistently, but almost everyone has it in the broken state.

 

Thus, I think the issue is just dilligence and working through thirty layers of bureaucracy: anyone with dual monitors on Windows can reproduce this within an hour, tops, as far as I can see.

 

Unforuntately, every Spotify representative I've spoken with remarked they'd never tested with dual monitors.

Re: Spotify's taskbar icon on the wrong monitor every single time (dual monitors)

ikjadoon
Roadie

In other news, the Twitter team finally replied back and now our bug has moved from "the right folks" to "the tech folks".

 

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I think we're almost there: just the "the development folks" and "the Windows folks" left, with perhaps a stop at "the icon folks" in between. And then a final hello to "the actually right folks" and it'll be fixed.

 

While I was researching, I found a humorous and hope-draining subreddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/spotifygore

Re: Spotify's taskbar icon on the wrong monitor every single time (dual monitors)

theITfactor
Music Fan

I've noticed that whenever it glitches and shows Spotify on the wrong taskbar window, I can manually "fix it" by dragging Spotify to the main taskbar and maximizing it, then dragging it back to the original window. The icon then shows up on the correct taskbar.

Re: Spotify's taskbar icon on the wrong monitor every single time (dual monitors)

ikjadoon
Roadie

@theITfactor wrote:

I've noticed that whenever it glitches and shows Spotify on the wrong taskbar window, I can manually "fix it" by dragging Spotify to the main taskbar and maximizing it, then dragging it back to the original window. The icon then shows up on the correct taskbar.


Yes, exactly: you just need to do it each time. This bug is just Spotify's silly launch behavior; Spotify is fundamentally capable of being used on a secondary monitor, thankfully, which would be the most inane bug.


They just can't put the icon on the correct monitor upon launching.

Re: Spotify's taskbar icon on the wrong monitor every single time (dual monitors)

vincasr
Casual Listener

Anoying issue

Re: Spotify's taskbar icon on the wrong monitor every single time (dual monitors)

infra
Casual Listener

From time to time I'll get back to Spotify from other music streaming services, but it's annoyances like this that make me want to stop using it again. I don't buy Premium because everytime there's some big issue that just makes it not enjoyable

Re: Spotify's taskbar icon on the wrong monitor every single time (dual monitors)

ikjadoon
Roadie

Yes, there was a Spotify update today.

No, the bug was not fixed (except for your very first launch. Launch Spotify a few more times and it'll break right back).

We're now on Spotify 1.1.5.153.gf614956d -- still broken.

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Re: Spotify's taskbar icon on the wrong monitor every single time (dual monitors)

daviddata
Newbie

Same issue

Windows 10 1809 (OS-Build: 17763.437)

 Spotify: 1.1.5.153.gf614956d

Re: Spotify's taskbar icon on the wrong monitor every single time (dual monitors)

Bufkin
Newbie

Same issue

Windows 10 1903 (Build 18362.86, insider slow ring)

Spotify 1.1.5.153.gf614956d

 

Hardware accelaration off fixed it

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