[Desktop] Navigating backward and forward using mouse buttons no longer works

In the latest version of Spotify you removed the ability to navigate back and forward using extra mouse buttons. I usually go back and forward with two thumb buttons on my mouse. This no longer works in Spotify (still works in other applications).


Plan: Premium

Country: Sweden

Device: PC

Operating System: Windows 10 x64 [Build 1909]


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Desktop PC Windows 10 Pro 1909 18363.535

Spotify Free


For the back/forward mouse buttons to work you have to move your mouse cursor to the top of the app only on blank space, meaning not touching the search box or anything clickable such as the menu ellipses or account drop down. Anywhere else it seems to act like Ctrl+Left Click.


Having this issue, and it's frustrating.


Spotify version

Desktop PC, Dell Latitude 7490

Windows 10 Enterprise, 64 bit

Version 10.0.18362 Build 18362

Same problem here.
Music Fan

PC Windows 10


This is a major problem

Casual Listener
Having the same issue as well. Very annoying!
Casual Listener
Got the same issue! Any resolutions, please?
Casual Listener

After the last update (few days ago) my FOWARD and BACK button from the mouse stopped work. So annoynig.


Version of spotify:

Windows version: 18362.535


ps: anything else is working fine.


What a disgusting**bleep** company, always **bleep**ing up the simplest of things. This app could be maintained by a single person and we wouldn't even notice a difference. How about turning back a bit of money into your **bleep**ing development team since you pay artists **bleep**ing nothing anyways? Embarrassing.