WORKAROUND FOUND: Mouse Back Button Shortcut Not Working

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WORKAROUND FOUND: Mouse Back Button Shortcut Not Working

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In previous versions, you were able to use the back and forward buttons on your mouse to go back and forth between pages, just like on an internet browser. Recent Spotify update broke this.

 

If you have a mouse that can set customized key strokes for specific apps then set up a custom key stroke like this for the Spotify desktop app.

 

Back button: Alt + Left Arrow (or, “Ctrl + [“ )

Forward button: Alt + Right Arrow (or, “Ctrl + ]” )

 

Edit: another user found that if you hover your mouse in the top of the screen, the back button on the mouse may work. 

 

 

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you can use ctrl + [ and ctrl + ] , they are the default keyboard shourtcuts

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Hey @vinniechu87,

 

Thanks for providing that workaround.

 

Just FYI - we're aware of this issue and we're currently looking into it.

 

We'll make sure to keep you posted in this thread and let you know as soon as we have an update.

 

Thanks again!

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you can use ctrl + [ and ctrl + ] , they are the default keyboard shourtcuts

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Thanks, works like a charm!

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Regular
Thanks for the workaround above it does the job!

Still, would still be interesting in finding a fix for my mouse - creature of habit >.<

bestest,
livindreads
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i experience the same problem and keyboard shortcuts doesn't work either, maybe because i use a non-english keyboard i dunno

 

but i want my mouse buttons back 😞

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Having the same issue since like 2 weeks, just found out the mousebuttons work if you move your mouse to the top of the screen

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**bleep** it really works, thank you!

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Regular

Wow davidfame's solution actually works. Devs pay attention to this one!

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Moving the cursor to the top actually works.

 

Waiting for the fix dear devs though. 🙂

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