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[Desktop] Spotify's taskbar icon on the wrong monitor every single time (dual monitors)

Follow-up thread for https://community.spotify.com/t5/Desktop-Windows/Spotify-s-taskbar-icon-on-the-wrong-monitor-every-s... because it's an annoying issue and still unfixed

Plan

Premium

Country

DE

Device

Windows Desktop x64 with MULTI MONITOR setup

Operating System

Windows 10 (1909) x64

 

My Question or Issue

1. Open Spotify and close it on the second monitor.

2. Open Spotify again. The icon will be on the primary monitor, but the window will be on the secondary monitor.

 

See the linked thread: 

https://community.spotify.com/t5/Desktop-Windows/Spotify-s-taskbar-icon-on-the-wrong-monitor-every-s...

 

I created this follow-up thread because replies to the first were blocked and since the first bugreport the problem is still unfixed (it's over one year now!)

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.

If you’re experiencing this issue, make sure to click + VOTE.

 

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

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Comments
Roadie

Glad to share. It's something. Not what we deserve, but it's something!

 

To confirm, the latest 1.1.36.734.g8731c306 build still has this issue (tested on Windows 10 Pro x64 1909 18363.900).

Music Fan

Meanwhile at Spotify

 

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When Amazon Music came up with the three month free subscription of Amazon Music HD I decided to change to that. Yes, the Amazon Music application is a pain, by far, but does not have this kind of bug. Maybe I will come back to Spotify sometime, but actually I can't say that I'm missing anything on Amazon Music.

 

So I even can't say if this bug still exists with the latest version because I did not open the spotify application for a while. I will keep an eye on this thread so maybe I will give Spotify another try when this and othe bugs and features (disabling behind the Lyrics on mobile) I created or voted for are fixed/implemented.

Visitor

The bug absolutely exists to this day, Spotify Build 1.1.37.690.g8f3b16fc, Windows Build 10.0.18363. It has been at least 2 years and 4 months with no fix... The last comment, which was one month ago, is that the "right teams are still looking into this".

 

The right question to as here is when does this bug report get turned into "doing" as in implementing the code changes There is no way someone has spent a month working on this bug. It would have been fixed by now. This is still a super low priority bug to Spotify. They need to commit to a date when this will be addressed.

Roadie

I'm not sure where my last post went.

 

Still broken in 1.1.39.612.g1e7e78a4, today's latest update.

 

Spotify needs to commit to a date. This bug is ludicrously behind...

Newbie

Still remains an issue. Seemingly unrelated to Windows itself as this is the only application displaying such behaviour.

Newbie

Some combination of using `Win+Tab` and moving the Spotify window from one monitor to another and back, has seemed to make it work as expected. This is obviously a workaround, not a fix. But I figured anyone on this page might be interested to know that since it's been years with this bug unresolved.

Newbie

Thanks for the workaround. You can also use Windows + arrow keys to move the window, which forces the taskbar icon to the correct window. But still ...

 

As a power user, this unexpected behavior from Spotify impacts my workflows and decreases my efficiency. I work in full screen applications, and having to jump out of full screen to hunt for the Spotify window is just a joke. I have a second screen with its own taskbar for a reason. This interaction between Spotify (a software application) and Windows is foundational to software running on Windows. Imagine if all software defied expected behavior like Spotify does. It would severely degrade the Windows user experience. That it's not a high priority for correction betrays a fundamental misunderstanding of UI/UX design.