Spotify won't show on taskbar, but has an icon in system tray, Spotify and DisplayFusion problem

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Re: Spotify won't show on taskbar, but has an icon in system tray

Rollo_
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Spotify version.  Help > About.  Clicking on the version number copies.

 

A new version of Spotify was released in the last few days that [according to Peter] corrects various behavioral quirks and changes them to Windows standard behavior.  And what Peter is suggesting is whether the new version corrected your problem or not.

Re: Spotify won't show on taskbar, but has an icon in system tray

Community Manager
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Just go to spotify.com/download, it should bring you up to 0.9.6

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Re: Spotify won't show on taskbar, but has an icon in system tray

Rollo_
Roadie

@Per wrote:

Just go to spotify.com/download, it should bring you up to 0.9.6


The question, of course, is not whether you can download, but whether the new version corrected your problem or not.

Re: Spotify won't show on taskbar, but has an icon in system tray

cervio
Regular

I currently have the 0.9.6.72.ge389c074 installed and the problem persists

Re: Spotify won't show on taskbar, but has an icon in system tray

Rollo_
Roadie

Have you tried turning off the Fusion thing and seeing whether the problem goes away? 

 

If if doesn't, then try starting in Safe Mode with Networking.  If the problem goes away, then its something else that is loading on startup.

 

Start turning off startup programs and services one by one and see where the problem lies. If you can't identify an item, look it up on Google.

 

Its called troubleshooting.  There is really no other way of determining the root cause. 

 

[wow, deja vu]

Re: Spotify won't show on taskbar, but has an icon in system tray

cervio
Regular

Without soudning rude, i did say earlier that the problem is related to DisplayFusion, though at the start of using the program(DisplayFusion) it worked fine and it(Spotify) showed on the taskbar.

Seems odd though, that from day to day Spotify started acting up.

Re: Spotify won't show on taskbar, but has an icon in system tray

Rollo_
Roadie

Remember, anyone helping you here is doing so from a 3rd party perspective.

 

There has been a new version released the last few days.  The reason I suggest Disply Fusion is to eliminate the most obvious first before going on a wild goose chase.  Trust me, I've been there, spending hours hunting down a solution, when it was actually the most obvious one that was overlooked.

 

If Display Fusion is indeed the problem, then it gives the developers something to work with.  ASAIC, its the developers JOB to assure that their software plays nice with others.

 

cervio wrote:

i did say earlier that the problem is related to DisplayFusion, though at the start of using the program(DisplayFusion) it worked fine and it(Spotify) showed on the taskbar.

Seems odd though, that from day to day Spotify started acting up.

 

Check it out again.  I think you've already stated you've updated to 0.9.6.  If so, and if unloading Display Fustion solves the problem, then we've got a solid case of a bug to report to the devs.

 

Re: Spotify won't show on taskbar, but has an icon in system tray

cervio
Regular

I know that and i appreciate the help.

DisplayFusion is indeed the problem and i am starting to consider writing on their forum aswell.

Re: Spotify won't show on taskbar, but has an icon in system tray

Peter__
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@Rollo_ is on the ball here, it sounds much more likely this is a bug with DisplayFusion rather than Spotify itself although notably it is strange it only effects Spotify. Did this start happening on v0.9.4 do you think? There was a Spotify framework change (CEF 1 --> 3) between v0.9.1 --> v0.9.4.

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Re: Spotify won't show on taskbar, but has an icon in system tray

cervio
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Might have been an update on Spotify that did it, i can't tell for sure.
Anyway to install older version and test it?

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