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In June 2015 we released version 1.x of the client for Linux in the testing repository.
The intention was to fix a few of the bigger issues and then quickly move this to stable. That never happened, since after September, we have had no developers working on the linux client. There are still lots of problem with this version of the client for linux, but we are now seeing much more problems with the old client.
Known linux specific issues in 1.0.23
Most of these we want to fix, but others (like missing tray icon) we probably won't. Link to threads with more issues you have and I will try to add them here. If you can't find your issue already reported, create a new thread and follow this troubleshooting guide for linux.
From now on, the idea is to first release a client to the testing repository as soon as possible, when it is ready internally, then after a week or so if we haven't discovered any serious new crash bug that affects lots of users, it will move to stable. Most of the time, a new linux release will have no linux specific changes, only the changes it shares with the mac and win clients.
To install a client from the stable repository follow the instructions on https://www.spotify.com/download/linux/
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys BBEBDCB318AD50EC6865090613B00F1FD2C19886 echo deb http://repository.spotify.com stable non-free | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install spotify-client
To install a client from the testing repository, follow the same instructions, but replace the word stable with testing.
sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys BBEBDCB318AD50EC6865090613B00F1FD2C19886 echo deb http://repository.spotify.com testing non-free | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install spotify-client
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Looks like the 0.9.17 client is still available, but the package has been renamed to spotify-client-0.9.17. So if you are missing the old client, install that package instead.
I am using the official Spotify client for Ubuntu 15. I can't seem to find the "Play in Offline" toggle.
Is this not included in the linux client?
This is known issue! For now, you can toggle "Play in Offline' by starting Spotify in the terminal via the following command:
I can't find my starred playlist in desktop client, but I have it in web.
Anyone with this issue?
Starred playlist is gone from the Desktop client for a long time now ( Indeed, you can still find it in play.spotify.com )
Any music you save is now transferred to the 'Your Music' tab instead.
Spotify! From June 2015 you removed the tray icon and have not yet added it back!
The tray icon is how a lot of users prefer to control the playback, instead of switching from the current window to a giant Spotify window!
Can you please tell me how many Linux users are you ignoring?
Out of interest: Why don't you use the MPRIS interface? The Spotify team fixed a bug and since then it's working perfectly! 😄
On Gnome for example:
Personally I think it is a good thing that the tray icon is gone, it's not the standard way of media control on the linux desktop.
Thank you Spotify for making such a great client for Linux, it works a lot better for me than the Android one, even on a tablet 🙂