Release Notes - Spotify for Desktop

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‎2013-05-02 02:59 PM

Hello everyone.

 

From now on you'll be able to find the latest release notes for Desktop right here.

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Hi everyone, we just released an update. Over the next week it will gradually be going out to everyone.

 

What's new in this version (0.9.1.57):

  • Background fixes

You can discuss this update here.

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Here's an update from the Spotify team.

 

What's new in this version (0.9.4):

  • A new app for messages!
    this is gradually rolling out, so don't fret if you don't see a change right away
  • When re-starting Spotify your last playlist position will now be available
  • More languages!
  • Proxy authentication support for views
  • Linux only: Media key support in Gnome
    Coming soon!
  • Stability and performance fixes
  • Fixed a lot of crashes, especially on shutdown/log out
  • Fixed crash when adding tracks to large playlists

You can discuss this update here.

    
Additional technical notes:
The Desktop application uses the "Chromium Embedded Framework" (CEF), which is a way to include the functionality of a web browser (based on Chrome) in the application - this enables us to develop features in modern programming languages and gives us the possibility to fix issues faster.

This update includes a major upgrade, from CEF1 to CEF3.

CEF 1 was "single process" and if it got stuck doing something - the whole application would "suffer."
CEF 3 is a "multi process" version - this means it can do more things at the same time, and if any single thing that it is doing slows down, the rest of the application can continue normally.
CEF 3 also allows us to use hardware acceleration on graphics cards - like the latest browsers, it basically uses the computer's hardware both smarter and faster. Users should see much smoother performance in areas that are graphics intensive, like scrolling through long lists.

What is worth mentioning though is that this is a major "under the hood" change (techies may be interested in reading more on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chromium_Embedded_Framework.)
Also, there's always a risk of unexpected issues with such "big" changes, but we are sure that it's the right thing for us to do - and hopefully our users will understand that they will get a much improved experience thanks to this.

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It's time for a new update:

 

What's new in this version (0.9.6):

  • Browse is now on desktop
  • Spotify now speaks Japanese, Russian and Indonesian
  • Bug and crash fixes

You can discuss this update here.

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Hi everyone, this time a small update.

 

What's new in this version (0.9.11):

  • Bug fixes

You can discuss this update here.

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What's new in this version (0.9.12):

  • Moved Discover from the side menu into Browse
  • Fictitious: All backend changes were done by Mr. Schrödinger, and they weren't.

You can discuss this update here.

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What's new in this version (0.9.13):

 

  • Adding Finnish language translations
  • Fixes to music announcements setting
  • Fixes to playlist issues reported by users

 

You can discuss this update here.

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What's new in this version (1.0.2):

  • Add keyboard navigation (arrow keys and Enter) for the side-bar menu
  • Ensure the Delete key works for deleting playlists in the side-bar menu
  • Fix for crash when adding Lyrics 
  • Context menu for items in the Friends Feed
  • Not requiring username and password for Proxy Settings
  • Improve adding of many tracks to a new empty playlist
  • And lots of other bug fixes to stabilise the app

If you'd like to discuss this update, please come in here.

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What's new in this version (1.0.3):

  • Ensure playlists can be sorted by date added even on smaller resolution sizes
  • Increase hit area of the scrubber bar to make it easier to click and use the player slider
  • Ensure playlist sorting respects album order
  • Add a date added column for local files view
  • Bug fix for the printing issue where Spotify would print on network printers
  • Update to the layout of the top bar on OSX to improve layout
  • Ensure AppleScript support
  • Minor improvements to stabilise the client

If you'd like to discuss this update, please come in here.

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What's new in this version (1.0.4):

 

  • Ability to drag and drop a playlist into an empty folder from Browse
  • Integration with App Nap on OSX to improve client performance
  • Improvement for the Friend Feed start up state
  • Fix problems with the Ctrl X shortcut
  • Fix problems with Notifications not clearing
  • Many more bug fixes

If you'd like to discuss this update, please come in here.

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What's new in this version (1.0.5):

 

  • Spotify genres are BACK. As well as great playlists, you can find artists, albums and concerts updated daily. 
  • Long playlists don't take so long to load. 
  • Playing a song from a playlist? Click on the cover art and we'll take you straight to that track in the playlist.
  • Playlists remember their scroll position from last time. Clever playlists.
  • On Windows, the title bar shows you which song is playing.
  • Now with less squinting. Track names are easier to read on smaller screens.
  • To rename a playlist, click once to select it. Then click again to edit the name. 
  • Want to see what your friends are playing right now? Turn on Friends Feed in the View menu.
  • When you scroll through a playlist, the playlist header scrolls with you.
  • No more loud surprises. Set the same playback volume for all tracks in Settings.

If you'd like to discuss this update, please come in here.

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What's new in this version (1.0.6):

 

  • You can now filter playlists to find tracks with ease.
  • Long playlists load quickly after sorting.
  • Added hard techno to your Soft Lullabies mix? Ctrl-Z (or Cmd-Z) to undo.
  • Copy Embed Code is now in the menu. Just right-click on a track.

If you'd like to discuss this update, please come in here.

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What's new in this version (1.0.7)

  • On Windows, the corner X button can close or minimise Spotify. Choose in your Settings.
  • Making a collaborative playlist in 1280x800 resolution? Excellent. Now you can see who's added songs in the User column.
  • Create Playlist option for playlist context menus to allow you to quickly create a playlist from a right click
  • Lyrics, Messages and Play Queue each have their own button. Click once to view, click again to go back.
  • We've improved the way playlists are sorted. 
  • Having trouble logging in? Try changing your Proxy Settings from the the login page. (It's easy, promise.)

 

If you'd like to discuss this update, please come in here.

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What's new in this version (1.0.8)

  • Minor changes.
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What's new in this version (1.0.9)

 

  • Say hello to our new colour. Nice, isn't it?
  • Store your music where you want. Head over to Settings to pick your cache location.
  • New on touch screens: adjust volume or jump to a different part of a song by dragging your finger.
  • The Friend Feed always refreshes, so you're never out of the loop.
  • Small screen? The Friend Feed overlay gives the main view some extra room. 

If you'd like to discuss this update, please come in here for Mac and come in here for Windows.

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What's new in this version (1.0.10)

 

  • When you want to undo something, like a deleted track, Spotify will now navigate back to the scene of the crime. So you can see the playlist where the undo is happening.
  • Want to filter songs in Your Music? Choose ctrl+f.
  • We've improved Twitter login. 
  • If you're using a touch screen, you'll see we've fixed track listings and images.
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What's new in this version (1.0.11)

 

  • Calling all lyrics fans! We've re-designed Lyrics for you. Now it’s easier than ever to sing along.
  • Improved performance and fewer bugs. This baby runs like a dream.

If you'd like to discuss this update, please come in here for Mac and come in here for Windows.

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What's new in this version (1.0.12)

 

    • You can now sort the columns in search results. Just click on the titles at the top.
    • Scrolling on Windows was really fast. So we slowed it down. 
    • Loving a tune? Right-click to go to the artist or album.
    • Swipe like a badass in Browse and Discover when using a touch screen.

If you'd like to discuss this update, please come in here for Mac and come in here for Windows.

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What's new in this version (1.0.13)

 

  • Importing playlists from iTunes is easy. Just hit File > Import Playlist.
  • Lots of playlists in your side bar? Watch them load super quickly.
  • Now you can resize the navigation menu bar and Friend Feed on your touch device.
  • Search is back on touch devices.
  • Found a great song on your touch device? Open the menu and tap 'Add to Playlist'.
  • Developer friends. The player position is visible again in AppleScript.

If you'd like to discuss this update, please come in here for Mac and come in here for Windows.