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When I ALT+Tab or click outside the Spotify window, it stays in foreground and doesn't go in background. The only workaround is to press the icon to minimize it (which technically isn't the same thing as making it go in the background). This is pretty annoying because I can't ALT+Tab anymore to quickly switch between apps.
If I force close and open Spotify again it works properly, hence it's only happening when Spotify is auto-started during Windows startup.
I'm not sure when this issue started happening, probably more than a month ago. The last 2 updates didn't fix this.
It may be related to the Windows 20H2 update but I'm not sure.
Windows 10 20H2
Hi there @Vermat99,
Thanks for reaching out about this.
In this case we can recommend running a clean reinstall of the app, which involves deleting the app cache. You can find the device relevant steps here.
Can you also let us know if this happens only if the app window is maximized or when it's not on full screen too.
We'll be on the lookout for your reply.
Thank you for your post and confirmation.
Can you try the following:
Also - can you let us know which Spotify version you've downloaded - from the Microsoft store or from the Spotify site?
We'll keep an eye out for your reply.
I'm using version 22.214.171.1246.g416cacf1 from Microsoft store.
Nothing mentioning spotify in the hosts file.
Hey again @Vermat99,
Thank you for your reply 🙂
Can you try to download Spotify from the Spotify site to see if the issue persists?
Okay I tried for a week and can confirm the issue in not present in the non-store version of the app. However I got other worst issues with that app (can't switch player in the overlay, "the Spotify application is not responding") and reverted to the Windows store version.
Thank you for your reply. We're sorry to hear that you experience this.
Can you disable Hardware Acceleration from Settings > Advanced > Compatibility and restart the app then use his PC as normal for a while and check if the same thing happens after the next reboot?
Keep us posted 🙂
I already tried disabling Hardware acceleration and didn't solve the issue.
However, after reinstalling the the Windows Store version, Spotify always goes in background as it should. It's about a week I have installed it and never had the issue, so I think it is fair to say it is fixed! Thank you for your help.
If I have to be picky, it's still the only window not having the minimize/maximize animations, but that's not a big deal!
Hey there @Vermat99,
Thank you for your reply and confirmation.
We're really glad to hear that everything works as it should for you again 🙂
If you'd like to, you can provide us a screenshot so we can take a closer look.
If anything comes up we're always one reply away.
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