I cannot actually quit spotify ever. When attempting to quit the app, it simply moves into the background. I am not talking about the "Close button should minimize the Spotify window to the tray" setting, as I specifically have that off.
If I try to then reopen the app, it gives me the notification "The Spotify application is not responding." I have tried turning off hardware acceleration and turning it back on. I have done clean reinstalls more times than I can count. I've tried both the windows store and non windows store version. I have done all of this in safe boot as well.
No matter what I do, the spotify app never actually closes unless I open the task manager and manually end the task. It has gotten so bad that I have literally written a script to end the task. The real problem, however, is that when it is running in the background like this, it takes up 50~60% of my CPU power. If I let it keep running for too long, it ends up making my computer freeze and I have to restart.
The current version I am attempting to get this fixed on is 126.96.36.1997.ga8d5cef9 the Windows Store version. It can be difficult to even get changes to settings to take effect because I can't legitimately restart spotify, as it won't reopen after closing unless I end the process. If I can't get this fixed, I don't know if I will be able to continue to use spotify, as it is more trouble than it is worth at this point.
I have attached some photos of my settings and of the resource monitor for when spotify is running in the background.