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Close Button Closes Spotify

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by jeff on ‎13-02-2012 08:25 PM

Or at least minimize it to a tray Icon. But I would say close it. Maybe this is more of an opinion, but I've only used 2 programs that are this bad. Skype and Spotify. And Skype is a really bad program.  So I don't know why in Spotify, the Close and Minimize button do the same exact thing. I would like a quick way to close the program and stop the musik.  This is mainly a problem for me on Windows 7 and I believe linux is very similar.

Status: Watch this space


Hello everyone. Staff here. 

We thought we'd give an update on why this has been "under consideration" for so long. Just to clarify, this feature works this way by deliberate design because we wanted people to keep Spotify running so that they could be p2p peers even if they weren't playing music.

Earlier this year, we decided to take this idea under consideration. However, it became clear from the feedback that we needed this as a setting since some seemed to prefer the minimize option so we started work to make this happen.

Recently some upcoming changes to Spotify have meant that we will to stop work on this for now. We want to do this but implementation is more complicated than simply coding the setting. We hope to have an update soon. 

by canuc on ‎14-02-2012 11:45 PM

I press close to close a program, I press minimize to minimize a program.  Simple as that.

by eivindtm on ‎15-02-2012 11:44 AM

I agree. This is extremly annoying. I'm using windows 7, but this was also a problem when I used Vista. If this doesn't get fixed I might start using wimp instead. It's that annoying.

by mattheyan on ‎17-02-2012 11:15 PM

Agreed.  This behavior is extremely frustrating.  The "X" button means close, at least on windows.  Maybe this is a carryover from osx where you can close a window but the program continues to run in a windowless state, but it should not function this way in windows.

by eformo on ‎27-02-2012 10:40 PM

Most programs now a days have a Minimize to system tray option.  No one likes a program to take up space on the task bar.

by Fabse on ‎02-05-2012 09:32 AM

Could you guys please add some sort of preference to enable Exiting / Completely shutting off Spotify when the cross in the corner is pressed? Or at least tell me where I can find an option to make it so? (And I do know that I can right click the icon in the process line, but that's far from the same.)
I can't be the only one getting severely frustrated by this, and I simply can't be the only person seeing the whole double minimize button thing is stupid?


I'm using Windows 7, 64 bit.

by on ‎02-05-2012 09:46 AM

Agreed & Kudeod when you think about it. :)

by Almighty0o0 on ‎02-05-2012 11:09 PM

I don't know where your developers are from, but in the really real world, the "X" button in the upper right hand corner of an application is supposed to exit said application, not minimize it.  There's a separate button for that.  Not that it's terribly inconvenient to have to click "File" and then "Exit".  But it is weird.

by on ‎03-05-2012 09:05 AM

There is already a post regarding this issue. Please follow this link


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by Moderator on ‎03-05-2012 09:18 AM

Neo-x - Thanks for bringing this to our attention. I've just moved the thread over.

by jimb1177 on ‎12-05-2012 03:54 AM

An option in the preferences section to make the close button (the cross in the very top right corner in Windows) fully close and quit the program (which is the standard behaviour for windows applications) rather than the current behaviour of minimizing the program to the system tray.

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