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[All Platforms] Make Shuffle Icons Discernible for Color Blind Users

I love Spotify, and find its color scheme generally pleasing. However, I'm horifically color blind and have to really struggle to figure out when shuffle is on while using the mobile app. I'm not quite sure how this could be rectified while maintaining a cohesive aesthetic, but I thought I'd mention it because I assume other people might have this problem.

Overall very minor issue, though.

Updated on 2017-07-06

Hey @HurleySk we're happy to announce this was implemented with the Desktop app update 1.0.57. Our player controls with active states like "Repeat" or "Shuffle" previously only used a change in colour (from Grey to Green) to show when they were active.
We have now added a small dot below the active icon for our users who suffer from colour blindness to show if they are active or not. Thank you for your continued feedback, we're listening!
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Comments
Hacsxnwncx
Newbie
Currently trending on reddit with 17 thousand upvotes is a post asking for you guys to add a curcle or something maybe to the shuffle icon when its on. Just fyi sometimes people have a tendency not to contact support and submit a comment (:
Hacsxnwncx
Newbie

Misspelled circle 🌚👍🏽

Thiquid
Newbie

This became a hugely successful post on reddit, I'm sure they'll implement something sometime soonish

blake
Community Legend
Status changed to: New Idea
Updated: 2017-01-17

Marked as new idea. This is a repost of the following inactive idea.



Audio
Newbie

Surely the way the app is programmed allows a way of implementing some kind of color-blind mode without taking the whole thing apart.

 

(Btw a toggle would also be a comfortably discrete change with the alternative being altering the design for everyone.) 

mdstrauch24
Casual Listener

I struggle with this ALL the time, especially in low ambient lighting. I often have to switch back and forth through a playlist to see if it is shuffled or not. I really hope this is on a new roll-out soon!

 

e-rocks
Casual Listener

YES! This. 

 

Viable solution—the number 1 on the REPEAT button is quite clear to its function and how my music will play. How do we get more clear indicators like this?

 

erhaps a checkmark to show the function is active. Or a different icon altogether to indicate the different playing modes. See image below for viable solutions. (see image below)Image 1.png

hoodeddefender
Gig Goer
 

I would also like to say this needs to be done. 

DRoth
Casual Listener

This is needed not just for color blind people, but also those that have a hard time seeing to begin with. 

markbudde
Casual Listener

Yes, it took me a week to figure out how to turn off shuffle because it looks identical to me whether enabled or not. To the developer... Although I am color blind, it is very rare for it to affect me day to day, but the shuffle and repeat buttons are my kryptonite. The repeat once button is fine because the icon changed. I think the best solution would be for the icons to change. Repeat forever is the same as now, repeat once is that same as now, repeat off is either a straight arrow or the current icon with an "x" through it. The shuffle icon should also change so that the current icon means shuffle enabled, and shuffle disabled would be consecutive arrows, maybe making in "s" shape or something.

 

 

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