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 right-...
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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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Failed to fetch Spotify repository while updating ubuntu

Given I have spotify installed on my ubuntu system When i upgrade using: sudo apt-get update Then I get this error: W: An error occurred during the signature verification. The repository is not ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Put spotify in the system tray instead of taskbar

Currently, spotify puts an icon both in the taskbar: And the notification tray: Normally I would just use something like Send2Tray, but I don't want two icons in the taskbar. Is there a way to ...
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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 ws....
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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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Control tempo and/or pitch in Spotify? [closed]

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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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 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 cacheing songs on shared network drive

I know you can change the location where spotify stores its cached songs, but i was wondering if you could move it to a network drive, and have multiple PC's access it, this way we reduce the amount ...
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What to do when a running Spotify process stops working when put into background in Ubuntu 14.04?

Sometimes when I forget to run Spotify in background and then press Ctrl+Z it stops working. Is there any other way this can be done without killing Spotify?
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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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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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Dynamic Spotify Playlist of my Top Tracks on Last.fm?

Is there anyway to create a dynamic Spotify Playlist which automatically updates with the Top 100 tracks from my Last.fm account? I know it's possible to create a playlist of my Last.fm loved tracks ...
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Programs like Visual Studio and Google Chrome kind of freeze

I have this problem for more than 1 and a half year now. When I use programs like Visual Studio, Google Chrome or Spotify the programs freeze randomly. Well, the program doesn't actually stop ...
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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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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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How will Chrome OS provide music? [closed]

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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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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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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Spotify ads are very too loud comparing to the music volume

I recently installed Spotify on my PC. I'm listening music approximately at half of the volume bar. When an ad starts, this is terribly too loud comparing to the music volume. Probably twice ...
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Adding a variety of suggested songs to a Spotify radio station or playlist

I used Pandora until leaving the U.S. for the U.K. Pandora is not available in the U.K., so I am now starting to use Spotify. I only use/used either on a Windows desktop computer. Pandora allows ...
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How do I filter in a playlist in the new Spotify interface (on mac)?

Up until last week I was able to hit Cmd+F in a playlist in Spotify to quickly filter inside it. After I updated it last week this doesn't seem to work anymore. Is it still possible to search/filter ...
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How can I stop applications from knowing system volume has been adjusted?

Spotify recently made some changes I disagreed with (doubling cost), and so I no longer have their premium service. This means they play ads after every couple songs. These ads are often very ...
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Logitech G930 configuring media buttons for Spotify

I just bought the Logitech G930 wireless headset and I love it, its really great so far. I was just wondering if it is possible to assign the media buttons to Spotify? Right now the applications list ...
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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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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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Mysterious hieroglyph in a command of a Spotify process after update

I've just spotted that right after update spotify starts itself up with a command line that looks like Spotify.exe /UPDATECOMPLETE "䣈!" I can understand the purpose of the /UPDATECOMPLETE key there,...
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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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Creating Spotify keyboard shortcuts

I'm on Windows 10 64 bit, Using spotify desktop free version. Is there a way to create keyboard Spotify shortcuts to pause/play and skip tracks, while outside Spotify? I don't want to keep opening it. ...
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How long will spotify keep playing after connection loss?

I was just listening to Spotify, and my internet connection went down. While I was not surprised it still completed the song (due to buffering), I was surprised when it went on to the next one and ...
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Spotify error: Can’t play curent track

One day the Spotify desktop client for Mac was unable to play my music and kept giving me the error “Can’t play curent track” at the top. I didn't change any preferences, login ID, or anything like ...
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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? ...