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Desktop: New "Now Playing View" sidebar

Spotify is introducing a new "Now Playing View" sidebar in the desktop app and Web Player to go along with the recently released "Your Library" sidebar. Together, the individually customizable design of these new views provides a richer experience, m...

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New Your Library sidebar

Spotify is introducing a new Your Library sidebar in the desktop app and Web Player. The new Your Library sidebar is rolling out to all desktop users now, so you will be seeing it soon if you haven't already. The new Your Library sidebar improves nav...

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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 New version of Spotify showing playlists that are not mine

Hi everyone This is really strange, I have a Premium account (not that it matters I geuss) and I just logged in on a personal computer on which I haven't used Spotify in a few months. I just started it, it updated and all my playlists are gone.What's...

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  • Hi everyone   This is really strange, I have a Premium account (not that it matters I geuss) and I just logged in on a personal computer on which I haven't used Spotify in a few months. I...
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Desktop Queue

whats the fastest way to add a song to your spotfiy queue on desktop? 

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  • whats the fastest way to add a song to your spotfiy queue on desktop? 
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Graphical Issue

For some reason when I open spotify on my Windows 10 PC I always see this. Can not figure it out to save my life. Any help would be great.

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  • For some reason when I open spotify on my Windows 10 PC I always see this. Can not figure it out to save my life. Any help would be great.
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Can't Change Cover Image

For some reason, when I try to change the cover picture for one of my playlists, it won't let me. It keeps saying that the images I try using are 'too small' and that I need to use a 300x300. I've been trying to upload a 300x300 picture I have, and e...

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  • For some reason, when I try to change the cover picture for one of my playlists, it won't let me. It keeps saying that the images I try using are 'too small' and that I need to use a 300x300. I've be...
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Sound fluctuating over HDMI but not over auxillary or USB

I recently started having the infamous flucuation issue but not over my headphones (what I normally use). I have my PC connected to my TV in my bedroom for when I feel like listening to music or watching youtube or the likes as I don't actually own c...

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  • I recently started having the infamous flucuation issue but not over my headphones (what I normally use). I have my PC connected to my TV in my bedroom for when I feel like listening to music or watc...
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CPU Usage Spike from Dragging the Mouse over Spotify

I noticed that the highlighting of songs when the mouse is moving over them was pretty laggy. Turns out Spotify saturates an entire core on my i5-3330 whenever I'm moving the mouse over songs faster than two per second. Surely highlighting song title...

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  • I noticed that the highlighting of songs when the mouse is moving over them was pretty laggy. Turns out Spotify saturates an entire core on my i5-3330 whenever I'm moving the mouse over songs faster ...
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Spotify stops playing the moment I turn off the screen

Hi there,I've got a problem with my desktop PC and Spotify. My PC is connected to my TV because I use it as a multimedia station. So my TV is my normal screen. No problem playing music via Spotify then. But the moment I turn off the TV/Screen the mus...

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  • Hi there, I've got a problem with my desktop PC and Spotify. My PC is connected to my TV because I use it as a multimedia station. So my TV is my normal screen. No problem playing music via Spotify ...
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Search box on desktop

When i try to use the search box, it keeps giving me a message, "Your search did not match anything in our catalogue. Please ensure all words are spelled correctly. You could also try different or similar searches." It happens no matter what I type i...

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  • When i try to use the search box, it keeps giving me a message, "Your search did not match anything in our catalogue.  Please ensure all words are spelled correctly.  You could also try dif...
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Wrong track on Desktop version

One More Light - One more Light Live (Linkin Park) has wrong track on Desktop.On the mobile version it plays the normal track but on Desktop vesion it plays a different one

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  • One More Light - One more Light Live (Linkin Park) has wrong track on Desktop. On the mobile version it plays the normal track but on Desktop vesion it plays a different one
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"Start Minimized" has stopped working. Again

With the latest update to Spotify, the "Start Minimized" option has stopped working - Spotify always starts in the foreground. This bug creeps in every so often with a Spotify update, I don't understand why they can't build this into their regression...

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  • With the latest update to Spotify, the "Start Minimized" option has stopped working - Spotify always starts in the foreground.   This bug creeps in every so often with a Spotify update, I don'...
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Spotify not working correctly

So I've been off my PC for a couple days and just got back on it today, and when I loaded up spotify and my video game to play, I noticed spotfiy wasn't working at all, I could still control the music via media keys and the screen wasn't frozen, but ...

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  • So I've been off my PC for a couple days and just got back on it today, and when I loaded up spotify and my video game to play, I noticed spotfiy wasn't working at all, I could still control the musi...
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Local files not showing up in Spotify

My local mp3 format files are not showing up in Spotify. They show up in my PC music library and in Windows Media Player, and those are both turned on as local file sources in Spotify. I tried uninstalling Spotify from all my devices, then I reinstal...

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  • My local mp3 format files are not showing up in Spotify. They show up in my PC music library and in Windows Media Player, and those are both turned on as local file sources in Spotify. I tried uninst...
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Media Keys not working for Spotify app

I have the spotifyu app installed on my PC and when I try to use the media controls on my Logitec G910 Keyboard, pause/play and skip works. However, the volume control wheel does not work.

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  • I have the spotifyu app installed on my PC and when I try to use the media controls on my Logitec G910 Keyboard, pause/play and skip works. However, the volume control wheel does not work.
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Solved!! Can't share to Twitter

I am unable to share any tracks or albums to Twitter. When I click share nothing appears on my twitter. Also when I copy an HTTP link and paste it in twitter all I get is the text of the album/track and no link. Any ideas? Thanks.

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  • I am unable to share any tracks or albums to Twitter. When I click share nothing appears on my twitter. Also when I copy an HTTP link and paste it in twitter all I get is the text of the album/track ...
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EDITING ARTIST LIST

Is there any way to edit the artist list on Spotify? It's kind of annoying scrolling through loads of artist who I follow one song to get to who I want. Thanks in advance!~~

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  • Is there any way to edit the artist list on Spotify? It's kind of annoying scrolling through loads of artist who I follow one song to get to who I want. Thanks in advance!~~
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app is a bit too quiet.

the app for windows pc is quieter compared to the web player or my phone and it is kinda bothersome for me. is there any way to fix this?

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  • the app for windows pc is quieter compared to the web player or my phone and it is kinda bothersome for me. is there any way to fix this?
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i cant uninstall spotify on my computer

i want to uninstall spotify from my computer but on the control panel i clicked multiple times to uninstall but nothing happened how can i remove ? and every time when my computer restart its keep opening on launch

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  • i want to uninstall spotify from my computer but on the control panel i clicked multiple times to uninstall but nothing happened how can i remove ? and every  time when my computer restart its k...
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Spotify is not responding

I have Spotify downloaded on my laptop but when I click on the icon, a window opens and says "The Spotify application is not responding". I have uninstalled and reinstalled it and its still saying that. Help?

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  • I have Spotify downloaded on my laptop but when I click on the icon, a window opens and says "The Spotify application is not responding". I have uninstalled and reinstalled it and its still saying th...
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Cannot play most local files

Hey Guys, im testing Spotify Premium right now. I added some local Files from my Music collection but Spotify just play some of them.All are in the List but i can only play the white one, if they are grey they wont start .

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  • Hey Guys, im testing Spotify Premium right now. I added some local Files from my Music collection but Spotify just play some of them. All are in the List but i can only play the white one, if they a...
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