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[Troubleshooting] Windows

Having trouble with the Spotify desktop app? Here’s a step-by-step guide to help get things working again. What to try first Perform a soft reset (generally rebooting the device will suffice). If that doesn’t help, try a clean reinstall. Be sure to l...

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FAQ: Spotify for Windows 10 app

Hey folks, we've outlined some of the common questions you might have about the Windows 10 app now available. Please post in this board if you have any other questions. Q: Why can’t I see Spotify in the Windows 10 store? A: Spotify for Windows store ...

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Superuser Contribution Media keys overlay huge problem.

PlanPremiumOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or Issue"Menu > Edit > Preferences > and scroll down to view Display options.Disable the “show desktop overlay when using media keys” option (turns grey if disabled)." I recently updated my Spotify an...

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  •   Plan Premium Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue "Menu > Edit > Preferences > and scroll down to view Display options.Disable the “show desktop overlay...
  • MStachowicz
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Superuser Contribution Song skips ~50 seconds when switching from iOS to windows using Connect

PlanPremiumCountryGermanyDevice(iPhone 12 to windows PC)Operating System14.3 My Question or IssueEvery time I switch from my phone to my PC using Connect, the song skips forward ~50 seconds, which means I need to restart it every single time.

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  • Plan Premium Country Germany Device (iPhone 12 to windows PC) Operating System 14.3   My Question or Issue Every time I switch from my phone to my PC using Connect, the song skips forw...
  • Jeremy
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Superuser Contribution Local files gone since the latest update

Hello! I've noticed that the "Local files" menu on the left has disappeared after the latest update. Where is it now? Or is it gone forever?

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  • Hello! I've noticed that the "Local files" menu on the left has disappeared after the latest update. Where is it now? Or is it gone forever?
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Superuser Contribution Lastest update reverted to only 50 songs in a queue and can't easily be resorted

PlanPremiumCountryUnited StatesDeviceDesktopOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueAfter an update a week or so ago, I can now only have 50 songs display in my queue (an issue that was fixed years ago), and I can't easily drag the songs to re...

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  • Plan Premium Country United States Device Desktop Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue After an update a week or so ago, I can now only have 50 songs display in my queue ...
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Solved!! Spotify can't play this right now...

PlanPremiumCountryUSADevicePCOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueI am getting the error "Spotify can't play this right now. If you have the file on your computer you can import it" when trying to use the desktop app on my PC. So far I have...

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  • Plan Premium Country USA Device PC Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue I am getting the error "Spotify can't play this right now. If you have the file on your computer y...
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Superuser Contribution The play/pause key on my keyboard is no longer working with spotify if I have spotify on the backgro

PlanFreeCountryMexicoDeviceAsus pcOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueThe play/pause key on my keyboard is no longer working with spotify if I have spotify on the backgroundThis used to work before the update of course.It does work sometim...

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  •   Plan Free Country Mexico Device Asus pc Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue The play/pause key on my keyboard is no longer working with spotify if I have spot...
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Solved!! Spotify window's top right Minimize-maximize-Close buttons dispalyed at wrong place

PlanPremiumCountryHungaryDevicedesktop PC, Radeon HD7790, 3840x2160@30Hz, ver 18.2.1Operating SystemWin7 Ulti,64bit, Hungarian My Question or Issue When Windows7 boots up, Close-Min-Max buttons displayed at wrong position. When I move Spotify window,...

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  • Plan Premium Country Hungary Device desktop PC, Radeon HD7790, 3840x2160@30Hz, ver 18.2.1 Operating System Win7 Ulti,64bit, Hungarian   My Question or Issue  When Windows7 boots u...
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Superuser Contribution Black screen windows 10 and fails to uninstall

PlanPremiumCountryItalyDeviceLenovoOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueHi all,i've already read about the black screen issue on the other topics and tried everything indicated but the problem on my PC seems that couldn't be solved!Another ...

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  • Plan Premium Country Italy Device Lenovo Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue Hi all, i've already read about the black screen issue on the other topics and tried everyt...
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Superuser Contribution I cannot find anymore my listening history under the "My library" section of the menu

PlanPremiumCountryItalyDeviceWindows pcOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueAfter the last update I cannot see or find any longer the album listening history in the "my library" menu section. How it's possible to access it now?

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  • Plan Premium Country Italy Device Windows pc Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue After the last update I cannot see or find any longer the album listening history in the...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Adding family member issue

PlanPremium FamilyCountryGermanyDevicePCOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueThere might be an issue adding an eleven year old child to Premium Family. After invitation, he cannot register as he is deemed to young. The iOS "Kids" app is for...

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  • Plan Premium Family Country Germany Device PC Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue There might be an issue adding an eleven year old child to Premium Family. After invita...
  • Jeremy
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Rest in peace sweet prince

Edit: Accidentally edited old post. Read comment below. RIP good old "new client". Last week the "Peak Spotify Client™", version 0.8.5 if you don't remember, stopped breathing. Many features had stopped working over the years, a slow death. Most cruc...

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Solved!! Music Glitching Every few minutes

PlanPremiumCountry AustraliaDevicePCOperating SystemWindows 7 My Question or Issue About a month ago, I had to reinstall spotify on my Computer as it became very unresponsive, it would take several minutes to load and I couldnt search for artists or ...

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  •   Plan Premium Country  Australia Device PC Operating System Windows 7   My Question or Issue  About a month ago, I had to reinstall spotify on my Computer as it became...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Radio starts with most recent song played

PlanPremiumCountryCanadaDevicePCOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueWhat I've noticed is that after playing a song from search, specifically a single (only song in the "album") - radio starts playing when the song finishes, which is fine, ...

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  • Plan Premium Country Canada Device PC Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue What I've noticed is that after playing a song from search, specifically a single (only song in...
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Superuser Contribution List All Tracks of Artist

PlanPremiumCountryUSDevicePCOperating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueWith the recent desktop app redesign, I can no longer see all the songs of an artist without individually opening each album. Previously I could see all songs listed out in a ...

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  • Plan Premium Country US Device PC Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue With the recent desktop app redesign, I can no longer see all the songs of an artist without indivi...
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Superuser Contribution How to sort my playlists alphabetically on desktop?

PlanPremiumCountryCanadaDevice Operating SystemWindows 10 My Question or IssueHow to sort my playlists alphabetically on desktop? In the mobile app they are alphabetically sorted automatically, so they should be able to sort the same way on the deskt...

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  •   Plan Premium Country Canada Device   Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue How to sort my playlists alphabetically on desktop? In the mobile app they are alph...
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Solved!!Superuser Contribution Changing playlist picture?

Is there a way to change the cover of a playlist on desktop? I've looked it up, and everybody is saying that you need to click on the cover picture, but nothing happens when I left-click, and right-clicking only brings up radio, making the playlist s...

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  • Is there a way to change the cover of a playlist on desktop? I've looked it up, and everybody is saying that you need to click on the cover picture, but nothing happens when I left-click, and right-c...
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Superuser Contribution Resetting older version

I wonder how I can reset my Spotify version to an older version. I have seen that that is not recommended, but I don't care. I want an older version since the newest version is full of bad features that altogether make a bad experience. Some examples...

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  • I wonder how I can reset my Spotify version to an older version.   I have seen that that is not recommended, but I don't care. I want an older version since the newest version is full of bad f...
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Superuser Contribution Remove "Recommended" section that is at bottom of playlist

How can I remove the "Recommended" section that is shown at the bottom of playlists? This section makes it more difficult to go quickly to the songs that I added most recently to my playlist. Also, I'm simply never interested in your "recommendations...

  • Casual Listener
  • How can I remove the "Recommended" section that is shown at the bottom of playlists? This section makes it more difficult to go quickly to the songs that I added most recently to my playlist. Also, I...
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Superuser Contribution Lyric feature is gone as of April 2021?

PlanPremiumCountryMalaysiaDeviceHP Desktop Operating SystemWindows 10 My Question or Issue Just today I realize the lyric feature is gone in the new UI? Will anyone explain? Please refer photo attached.

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  • Plan Premium Country Malaysia Device HP Desktop   Operating System Windows 10   My Question or Issue   Just today I realize the lyric feature is gone in the new UI? Wil...
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Superuser Contribution Media Overlay

Windows 10 My Question or IssueGive back the Option to disable this annoying Media Overlay Why would you remove such a simple thing? Removing Customizationoptions makes nothing better

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  • Windows 10   My Question or Issue Give back the Option to disable this annoying Media Overlay   Why would you remove such a simple thing? Removing Customizationoptions makes nothing be...
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