Spotify is a streaming music service focused on music discovery through social interaction. It is not web based; streaming via Windows, OS X, iOS, and Android operating systems but has a one-click method for initiating playback via web links.

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Is there a way to make the X button exit Spotify?

I've been trying out Spotify for the past few days, and have been annoyed that clicking the X button in the top right of the window just minimizes it instead of closing it. In fact, even ...
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Any Spotify tweaks with keyboard shortcut to 'star' tracks?

I'm a premium subscriber of Spotify and an obsessive productivity geek. One thing that really annoys me is that there isn't a keyboard shortcut to 'star' a track (I.e add a track to favourites). I ...
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Hide Spotify from Windows 7 Task Bar

When Spotify is running, it shows a little icon in the activity field. On most operative systems, closing the Spotify window minimizes the player to the activity window, freeing up space in the task ...
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Ubuntu: how to get audio to work in both Spotify (under Wine) and Flash (in Firefox)?

I'm running Spotify on Linux using Wine. Sound worked great (even though the sound test in winecfg failed!), until I installed alsa-oss package yesterday to get Flash sound working in Firefox. Now ...
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How to Find 3rd Party Applications that Use the Mouse in my OS X Installation?

I'm having a problem with Spotify that causes my mouse to not work properly. Based on my reading online, this problem is caused when third party applications like BetterTouchTool interact with ...
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Pausing Spotify while YouTube is playing and starting it when YouTube stops

Kind of a random request, but something that would be cool nonetheless; would there be anyway I could make Spotify (and possibly iTunes etc.) pause when I start playing a YouTube video, and then start ...
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Spotify crashing on everything but radio

I have a Spotify Unlimited account and I am trying to use the native Linux version of the application (v0.4.9.302.g604b4fb3). When I play radio, everything is fine. Also, when I have my Play Queue ...
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Control tempo and/or pitch in Spotify?

I'm a guitarist who wants to learn songs by slowing down the tempo and changing the pitch if I need a different tuning. Is there a plugin or tool I can use to change the tempo and pitch of songs on ...
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Change Spotify's sound output device

Spotify does not have changeable sound output device, it uses the default device. But I want it to use Line1, a custom sound device I've added. Does anyone know how I can assign Line1 as output ...
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Monitor Spotify Traffic on OS X

I'm looking to keep track of my Spotify usage on Mac OS X Lion. I don't currently have an unlimited bandwidth connection and so I need to keep track of it all. It would also help me see how much I'm ...
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How do I circumvent Spotify's updater for my regular users in Windows?

I run a Windows Vista machine where I have Spotify installed. My account is the only account with administrator rights on the machine, which means only I can update Spotify. This means that any other ...
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Spotify killing my router?

The first time this happened I thought it was just a coincidence. I have Spotify on my laptop but haven't used it in years. Yesterday I opened Spotify and within a few seconds, I noticed that my ...
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Is there a way to disable Spotify playlist notifications?

There is an annoying red thing going on on the top right corner, top of the megaphone symbol, every time someone changes something on any playlist I've subscribed to. The problem is that I haven't ...
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How will Chrome OS provide music?

I don't have many desktop apps installed; one of the few I have is Spotify. How will Chrome OS provide music for its users?
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Remap “next song” key in ubuntu to work with spotify and wine

I want to change song in spotify with a global key in ubuntu. This is possible on windows with a special key on keyboard, the "next song key"(?) How can I remap a key in ubuntu(no "next song" ...
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How can I “throttle” an application so that it doesn't use 100% CPU?

I use Arch Linux. I run the closed-source application Spotify. Recently, it's been displaying a very nasty bug though where it will use 100% of my CPU. My computer has been having some cooling ...
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Queuing on iTunes

Is there a way of queuing songs i want to listen to on itunes, like how i can on spotify?
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How much does the Spotify app use the network?

Spotify is a P2P application and so I assume it uses quite a bit of network traffic downloading and sharing tracks. Can a Spotify guru tell me if it does this only when the player is in use (eg when ...
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How do I get my Logitech media buttons to control Spotify

I have a Logitech diNovo keyboard which includes media buttons for play/pause, stop, next, previous. I would like to let those buttons control Spotify. I've tried to add Spotify to the players.ini ...
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Spotify play/pause controlling from cmd

How can I control Spotify using command line in windows xp? I know how to do it in dbus on linux, but I have no idea how to do it in windows. You can show me universal command for stopping any music ...
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How do I disable iTunes working from the shortcut keys?

I want to stop iTunes from responding to the shortcut keys i.e. F7, F8, F9 because I use Spotify. So what happens is when I pause Spotify iTunes starts bouncing around.
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Spotify - alerts for playing a new song

Is it possible to get Spotify to put up a notification listing the song name and artist everytime they start playing a new song like iTunes does? (On your desktop) Here's an example:
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Get the media buttons on my bluetooth headset working with Spotify on OS X

I just bought a Parrot Zik, which is a pair of bluetooth headphones with volume control, play/pause and next-prev buttons. (Or gestures, as they come with the Zik). The phones work beautifully with ...
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How to make Spotify forget local files?

Spotify scanned my PC and network for music, so that if I wanted to play that song it could save the bandwidth and play it locally. But now that I'm trying to play a song that's no longer accessible ...
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on Spotify, how can I block all rap and r&b music? [closed]

on Spotify, how can I block all Rap and R&B music? These kind of music really annoy me. Thanks!
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How to have spotify write music meta data from gracenote locally

I'm having spotify update the meta-data on my music using gracenote, however, its not writing those changes locally on my drive. How can I force it to do so. Or is there any other software that will ...
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Open Source Spotify Implementations

I noticed that there are many 3rd-party Spotify implementations. However, all of them require a premium subscription. Are there any that accept free subscriptions? The site linked above states ...
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Universal shortcuts for music players

Does anyone know if I could create universal short-cuts to perform certain actions? I used to have a keyboard with keys for play, pause, skip... that worked in any music player, but my new keyboard ...
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Clearing Spotify cache to recover disk space?

When you play a song in Spotify, some hard drive space is used to cache the file, so that it plays faster the next time it is selected. Is it possible to clear the cache (without the use of third ...
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Force a program to conform to Windows 7 window sizing ability?

I use Spotify. Unlike just about every other Windows application, you can't slam it into the side of the screen to auto-resize it to fill that half of the screen. This is very irritating. Is there ...
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What is the process to fix track listing error on Spotify that is also wrong on the CD?

I've just been listening to The Complete John Cage Edition Volume 18: The Choral Works 1 but the track listing is wrong. (N.B. I'm not a Cage genius, but a new twitter friend is and pointed this out ...
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Media keys won't work with iTunes after spotify starts automatically

I have Spotify set to start with Windows, but not iTunes. Right now I would like to use the media keys with iTunes. I closed Spotify and restarted iTunes, but the keys still don't do anything. Apart ...
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does Spotify play a local file if it exists?

If I have a local copy of a song, does Spotify still stream it or play the local copy? Or does it choose the one with higher quality of the two? By local copy, I mean a MP3 that I ripped from disc or ...
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Is there a way to limit Spotify's upstream P2P traffic?

As indicated here, Spotify slyly uses my bandwidth to provide other users with the service. Is there a way to limit the upstream traffic from Spotify so that my non-unlimited bandwidth is conserved? ...
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Spotify client cannot play track when it's a premium ad

When the Spotify desktop client goes to play a Spotify Premium ad it returns this error: Can't Play Current Track It just started doing this earlier (possibly yesterday) and I don't know why. ...
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Spotify stopped scrobbling to libre.fm - unable to login

I've set Spotify up to scrobble to libre.fm using the hosts file hack, as specified on the wiki, adding these two entries to my hosts file. 149.20.54.250 post.audioscrobbler.com 149.20.54.250 ...
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Reorder spotify queue on android?

Is it possible to reorder the tracks in the queue, on the spotify android app? I know this is possible on desktop by drag and dropping the track within the queue, but can't seem to find the feature ...
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How do I stop Spotify from crashing?

I am using Spotify on wine on Linux (Ubuntu). It worked fine before, but after I uninstalled and re-installed it, for some reason every time I run it, it doesn't work. It crashes after I log in. When ...
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Why does play/pause on my Bluetooth headset not work with Spotify on Windows 8.1?

In Windows 8 (8.1 specifically) the play/pause button on my Sennheiser Bluetooth A2DP headphones does not play or pause Spotify. The track skip buttons work, but not the play/pause button. Windows 8 ...
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Chrome will not open uri handler when passed as argument

I'm using Pidgin and by default all URI handlers are sent to the default browser, which is Chrome in my case. If I click on a spotify URI chrome opens with a blank window. This also happens if from a ...
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How to control Spotify queue / playlist from a 2nd device

I like to leave my iPad on top of my Stereo and then wander around the house. Usually, a song comes to mind and I'd like to add it to the queue or active playlist. Maybe I'm working on my PC and don't ...
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Spotify: Make a playlist available on Android mobile app?

This is driving me insane, and Spotify online support is not helping. I have a Spotify Premium subscription. I want to make a playlist of some MP3 files that I own available on the Spotify Android ...
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How to disable Google Chrome auto-opening spotify playlist links

When clicking play button on spotify playlist site from Google Chrome, like: http://open.spotify.com/user/barackobama/playlist/6J9kgSvipjimfDLYTsCOAv Spotify opens and starts playing music. I have ...
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How to use Spotify with a proxy for subscribers

I have a subsribe Spotify account, and I would like to use in my job, but my proxy has blocked all streamming data, I can use it by a VPN in a VMWare machine but it consume more resources, I Would ...
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Chrome sees internet connection, Spotify doesn't

I'm having a bizarre problem with an application on Windows XP. I can happily browse the internet in Chrome, but Spotify insists there is no connection available. Spotify used to work fine. Some ...
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Use Spotify with 2 network connections (1 x LAN, 1 x tethered iPhone)

I have 2 network connections on my PC here at work (1 LAN and 1 over a tethered iPhone). Now I'd like to listen to music using Spotify. Since our firewall is blocking the connection to Spotify's ...
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xbindkeys loses bindings

I've mapped some of my keyboard function keys (prev/next/play) using xbindkeys. On key press, it just call a dbus command to control Spotify. Everything works fine, except it often "forgets" ...
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Alsa devices under Wine

I'm running OpenSuse 11.2 and Wine 1.1.28. Even if audio is perfectly working fine for me (Skype, Banshee, etc), when I try to configure audio for Wine (to use Spotify) I cannot hear anything from ...
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How to stop spotify from importing local files?

How do I stop spotify from importing local files?
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Any way to get where an application connects to?

Is there any built-in way to know in windows 7 where the spotify application connects to? I'd like to know if it connects to the local (the same country) server, or some abroad one. Yes, I could ...