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I installed a Spotify client today on my recent Ubuntu 14.04 installation and I realized that the icon in the tray is very distorted:

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Is there any way to fix this in Ubuntu 14.04? Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Serious props to asymptotically for this one! His solution was amazing:

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Now Spotify actually looks like it belongs on my icon tray. Awesome job.

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I found this, and it's actually excellent. Download, extract, copy resources.zip to /opt/spotify/spotify-client/Data (overwriting the existing file), and restart Spotify.

UPDATE: Spotify released a new update, and allowing the update rewrites the resources.zip file. The theme has considerably changed, so the same zip won't work - however, you just need to copy over resources.zip, extract, and in the _linux subdirectory, delete all files and copy over _linux/spotify_icon.ico from the one that you downloaded, zip it back up and copy the zip file back

  • I got an error with this. Apparently the zip compression used by Ubuntu 14.04 is different than the zip compression used by Spotify. I keep getting the failed to load skin error when recompressing. – John May 21 '14 at 21:31
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    I have created a shell script to fix the Spotify icon based on this answer. github.com/faviouz/fix-spotify-icon – fabiomaia Aug 13 '14 at 22:16
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Based on asymptotically's answer I have created a simple shell script to fix the Spotify icon.

To install the script run:

$ sh -c "$(wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/faviouz/fix-spotify-icon/master/install.sh -O -)"

To fix the icon run:

$ fix-spotify-icon
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    faviouz: someone just edited your answer anonymously. If it was you, please log on first and then re-edit... – Fabby Dec 29 '14 at 20:37
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    @Fabby: It wasn't me. I don't see what or how the edit fixed anything anyway. – fabiomaia Dec 30 '14 at 19:14
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    @faviouz: Good, I rejected it anyway and then posted my comment as I'm not smart enough to understand what the &|@"# you said because I don't use spotify... :P ;-) – Fabby Jan 1 '15 at 1:44
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Thank you very much asymptotically.

Regarding the failed to load skin error, you don't need to extract Spotify's resources.zip file in order to edit it - you can just enter the directory and then copy the new file across:

  1. Open nautilus as root (i.e., in a terminal, enter gksu nautilus and then enter your password);
  2. Navigate to /opt/spotify/spotify-client/Data/resources.zip/_linux;
  3. Download ubuntu-ambience-theme-for-0.9.4.183.zip and then extract it. Extract resources.zip and then enter the _linux directory;
  4. Replace the spotify_icon.ico file in /opt/spotify/spotify-client/Data/resources.zip/_linux with the one in ubuntu-ambience-theme-for-0.9.4.183.zip;
  5. Start Spotify.

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