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Clicking on album cover/artwork doesn't switch to currently playing song




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Windows 7


My Question or Issue

EDIT: This seems to have been fixed (at least it works for me now) as of version

Has anyone worked out how to get to the current song playing in a playlist again in the new desktop update? You used to be able to click on the album art and jump to the current song playing in that playlist, but clicking the album art doesn't do anything anymore. I looked through the keyboard shortcuts using Ctrl+? but only saw an option to jump to current playing playlist, not the song as well. Any help would be appreciated, or at least confirmation from others that this option seems to have been removed.

It will rather annoying if that's been removed entirely, as it was said in the update that they improved and added more navigation to the desktop app...? Thanks!

Hey folks,


Thanks for your patience while we looked into this issue.


We’re happy to say that this should now be fixed for everyone! Just make sure your app is updated to the latest version.


If you're still having trouble, make sure to post a new thread in the relevant help board here.




Hey @jbdbackfan,


Thanks for posting and reporting this to us.


We've gathered similar reports that clicking the album artwork doesn't bring up the song position in a playlist and sent them over to the right team for further investigation. We'll keep you updated on any news on the matter as soon as there are any.


In the meantime if there's anything else we can help out with - don't hesitate to reach out. 

Status changed to: Under investigation

Hey folks,


Thanks for reporting this issue to us.


We’ve passed your info on to the relevant team, who are currently looking into it.


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Could you also make sure to provide us with the following info, if you haven’t already:

  • device + OS version
  • exact Spotify version

Thanks! We’ll keep you posted and let you know as soon as we have any updates on this.

Using Windows 7, spotify verison is

Using up-to-date stable Manjaro Linux.

The Spotify version I'm using is the (as of writing this) latest Flatpak version, .

Should be easily reproducable on any PC that runs Linux and Flatpaks, the dependencies come with the Flatpak after all.


The current problem may be related to the number of items in the playlist/album listened to.

On normal albums/playlists with ~310 songs it works perfectly fine for me.

Where it doesn't work for me is in my "Liked Songs" library (contains 1820 songs).

Copying my liked songs into a playlist and playing that, clicking on the album cover to go to the played song doesn't work either (-> goes to the right playlist, but not to the song in the playlist).

So somewhere in between ~310 songs an 1820 songs there seems to be a problematic amount of songs that causes problems?


@AxelFlussbach It works for me on my large playlists (>2000 songs), but only in 'custom order', which seems to be date added or similar, as opposed to any other ordering e.g. by artist. That's when it goes to a random place in the playlist, for me.


This was a feature that was removed in the most recent update. Bring it back, please. Really annoying to have to scroll through a huge playlist to manually spot the song being played.

When I am currently playing a song from within a playlist
And I click the album art of the currently playing song in the left bar of the desktop app window
Then navigate to the playlist from which the song is being played
And automatically scroll down so that the currently playing song is visible in the viewport.

Then congratulate yourself for making your users happy.


Same issue for Windows 10 pro

  • 2019 16-inch Macbook Pro, OS version 10.15.7, spotify
  • Galaxy s10e, android version 11, spotify

Hi there folks,


Thank you for your replies.

 @jbdbackfan and AxelFlussbach - can you let me know your exact device this occurs on so that we can pass the information to the right team?

 @sillysoraya and @averysauer - can you let us know the device and OS that this occurs on, and also which version of the app you have?

@n31085 - Can you let us know the device this occurs on and the exact Spotify version?

Once we have this information we'll be passing it on to the right team.


We'll be keeping an eye out for your replies 🙂 


@Jeremy  - I'm on desktop Windows 7 64 bit home edition, Spotify version Thank you for your help!