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[Desktop] Popout player

I have seen this idea posted several times over the years and they are all marked closed. I personally find it really frustrating that people have clearly been asking for this and over and over been denied, especially because it seems like a rather simple feature. Anyway, on the web player on Chromebook, there is an excellent popout player that remains on top of other tabs and windows you open, has the album/song art and has simple controls like pause, play, skip, and rewind that show when you hover over it. You can also move it around your screen so you position it where is easiest for you. It's crazy to me that this feature hasn't been implemented already for the desktop application, or if it has then the fact that it's been removed. It's super annoying to have to stop what I'm in the middle of to open the Spotify window just to see what is playing, or to skip or save a song. Something with just the basics of these features would make a huge difference and make usability so much easier.

Updated on 2020-10-20

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Top Answer
nielrio
Gig Goer

Hi!

While I was searching for an option for a mini player on windows 10, i found a solution. Since every topic I could find about this topic was locked for replying, so I figured I'd make a new one. The solution I found is as follows:

 

  1. make sure you have chrome browser.
  2. Type windows key + R (run) and type 
    chrome --app="https://play.spotify.com"
    This will open the web player but like an app.
  3. Left at the bottom next to the song banner is this button:    Capture3.PNG   click this button.
  4. you get a floating mini player at the bottom right of your screen with the song banner, and when you hover over it with your mouse you can pause/play/previous/next.

 

Good luck and have a great day!

 

I added a batch file for easier use. Originally belongs to hydropulse17.

Comments
aeonden
@samuelawachie
 
- rhiimoot is a sperate software from Spotify. But you need spotify installed on your Windows PC. and rhiimoot isn't installable, it's a portable exe file. that measn you can't find it in program files directory.
- rhiimoot can not minimize to taskbar. it's not designed that way.
the sole purpose of rhiimoot is controlling Spotify playback without opening the big spotify window. but you can click on the pin icon to make rhiimoot stay on top of other windows or vice versa.
 
If something is not working try these steps:
1) delete "settings.xml"
2) make sure rhiimoot is not working otherwise force close rhiimoot from task manager
3) run rhiimoot.exe
4) accept terms&conditions
5) rhiimoot setting will open up
6) enter your spotify username & click save
7) close rhiimoot settings
8 ) there is a bug with LEGACY PLAYER making it disappear if you click on the pin icon, so DOUBLE CLICK ALBUMART (far right on rhiimoot window) to switch to MODERN PLAYER
I'm aware of this and it will be fixed in the next release
Sorry for the inconvenience.
9) enjoy your music!
aeonden

There is a new update for rhiimoot if you're interested. I fixed known bugs.

You can see the changelog and download it here:   https://www.locusmare.com/download.html 

 

Please let me know if you encounter any bugs, thanks.

robigouk

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DenalB

Where can I find this "Picture in Picture" mode? In Firefox I'm not able to find it ... 🤔

robigouk

robigouk_0-1672841716834.png

bottom left hand side

DenalB

I don't have such a button ...

 

DenalB_0-1672843335711.png

 

robigouk

Hmm.. I've just checked on Edge and it's also there?  (but again doesn't work correctly)

robigouk

Wait my fault I've just realised I've posted this in the wrong channel - it's not on the desktop it's on the webplayer ignore me apologies to all

DenalB

It's okay for me. Just looked into Firefox. In the desktop app on Windows 11 there isn't this feature, also. 😉