[Desktop] Spotify floating Toolbar Player


Since most ideas seems to be different ways to make our listening more efficient, smooth and comfortable here´s mine.
Many computers today already have integrated hotkeys (usually located above the F1-F12 buttons) that allows simple pausing and previous/next functions. However, keyboards/laptop keyboards that doesnt have these buttons would benefit from having an option to show a smaller version on-screen providing the same functions. The toolbar would be shown on top of current windows. (activated by pressing an (editable) hotkey?)  (See image)
While the current option works well enough, it force-minimizes the current window and brings up the Spotify window, which we then have to minimize, before returning to previous occupation.


This "toolbar" would probably be most appealing to gamers, since we dont like interruptions ;) , but also to others who wish to make their music experience as pleasant as possible.

Sure, we´re talking about seconds.
But these seconds matters.

Happy and efficient listening!


Several years later...

300+ kudos.  Nice!
When I wrote toolbar, I realize overlay would better describe what I'm hoping for. Much like how the Task Manager window has an option for "always on top", a very slim Spotify bar with the same propertiy would be great in-game or in any other fullscreen application.

Similar, but not the same:

Spotify Mini Player Concept by pixelpusher.
Kudos for kudos!


Updated on 2018-10-02

Hi everyone,


Thanks for bringing us your feedback in the Spotify Idea Exchange.


For now, we're keeping this marked as a 'Good Idea'.


Please know your feedback is reaching the internal teams at Spotify, and they're aware of the votes around this idea. We'll continue to check out the feedback here too.


If there are any updates, we'll let you know!

Music Fan

This would be great! 

I just posted a request for anything like this too. but they closed it.


They closed my suggestion told me to VOTE to this idea and to another idea that was closed that has 8000 VOTES.


So basically 10,000 people want this, but they closed it so now only 2000 people look like they are asking for something that should have been made more than 10 years ago.