Questions tagged [spotify]

Spotify is a popular subscription-based media-streaming service.

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Is MPRIS user specific?

I'm trying to setup spotifyd on my system currently and it has a mpris interface. I am however running it as a systemd service and as another user (spotifyd), and I can't seem to control it using ...
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Upgrading to 21.04 from 21.10? Not sure if I should?

I'm kind of new to Ubuntu and running 20.10. I see there is a 21.04 out now. Not sure if I should upgrade or not. Is that a true upgrade? I feel like everything is running smooth and Spotify is ...
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Spotify controller on notification center does not have song icon

I'm using GNOME. Not sure what is it is official name so I'm referring to where the date is displayed as notification center, which opens notifications and calendar. The problem is, the icons of ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 media (Netflix, Spotify) working on wifi, but not working on Ethernet

I am running Ubuntu 20.04 on lenovo thinkbook laptop. On wifi, Spotify and Netflix work perfectly (also on Chromium) However, when connected to wired Ethernet(different source than wifi), internet ...
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Spotify dosen't open Ubuntu 20.10

I've had spotify working on 20.04 but it doesn't start after upgrade to 20.10. The terminal shows : (base) dark@Asassin:~$ spotify /snap/spotify/43/bin/desktop-launch: line 51: /home/dark/.config/user-...
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Freshly installed Ubuntu on a (late) 2015 iMac with no sound on Chrome / Spotify *unless* Firefox are running a video?

First a uname -a for some information and that says this: Linux Marvel 5.4.0-58-generic #64-Ubuntu SMP Wed Dec 9 08:16:25 UTC 2020 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux So. When i start Chrome or Spotify to ...
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Cache music streaming (Spotify) Location

I am characterizing traffic from streaming services, specifically Spotify. I notice that a song is streamed once, and then, if the song is replayed, only few traffic is generated. Hence, that song is ...
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My electron Apps show "NORMAL" in top right [duplicate]

I use some electron apps, like every body, and i have a pixel "NORMAL" on top right corner of some of Apps, and inside menu of menubar. Screens of apps with NORMAL: Ferdi Visual Studio Code ...
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Mutlimedia Keys on Ubuntu 20.04 with Spotify

So I recently installed Ubuntu 20.04, and wanted to get my Spotify set up. My problem is that the Pause/Play, Next and Previous keys are not being picked up when I try to bind them in the Keyboard ...
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Can't start spotify snap

I have the problem that my spotify doesn usually not start. When I do spotify in the terminal, I get the following errors: Gtk-Message: 17:35:09.563: Failed to load module "gail" Gtk-Message:...
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Spotify Gtk Wayland [Ubuntu 20.10]

I had Spotify working on 20.04, but it doesn't start after the system upgrade to 20.10. The error message says (base) pawel@lenovo:~$ spotify Warning: GTK2 does not support Wayland! Gtk-Message: 10:...
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How to scale up the UI of Spotify for 4K displays

The Spotify client installed from the snap store is barely usable on HiDPI displays and there seem to be no built-in options to scale the UI. Is there a workaround to scale it?
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See which software captures shortcut media keys

I followed this tutorial to bind my media keys to spotify and it was working like a charm until today. Now, when I press the previous song and play/pause buttons, it works correctly, but the next song ...
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How to setup Spotify local files from secondary partition or external drive?

I have a linux/windows dualboot, and I have all my personal files in a separate partition, but when I tried to setup spotify local files the media folder doesn't appear. The same happens with ...
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Play/stop media from locked screen

I set keyboard shortcut to play/pause music (Keyboard Shortcuts -> Sound and Media -> Play (or play/pause)). I was able to use this shortcut also when screen was locked on Ubuntu 18.04. I have ...
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Spotify crashes opening Ubuntu 20.04

I just installed Spotify two days ago and it worked perfectly. After one day, when I started my computer and opened Spotify, it worked ok, but after closing it and opening it again it crashes. A blank ...
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Spotify on Ubuntu 20.04 Local files crashes

When I try to add a source on Spotify in the local files section the whole program just crashes. It did the same on Pop!_OS and I remember on Manjaro it opened a really old UI with broken fonts of a ...
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Customized Audio Visualizer for Ubuntu 20.04

I'm look for an audio visualizer for ubuntu, mainly for spotify. The only thing I could find was Glava - https://www.linuxuprising.com/2018/11/embed-audio-visualizer-on-your-linux.html Which is great ...
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Sound on spotify not heard when entering a call

so I've been using ubuntu 20.04 and when I'm listening to spotify and I join a call in Microsoft Teams as example, it automatically turns off spotify volume and I have to open config to turn on the ...
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Getting error messages but can still run application

I installed Spotify thru snap and when I run it the application comes up but I get these error messages Gtk-Message: 13:12:30.917: Failed to load module "gail" Gtk-Message: 13:12:30.917: ...
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Spotify music is not heard when I start a Skype call

When I start a Skype call and I am listening to music in Spotify, I stop hearing the music. How can I solve this?
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The ability to control Spotify specific notifications from the Ubuntu 20.04 desktop's notifications settings are missing

Is there a fix for the notification controls missing from the setting for Spotify? Need to stop just pop-ups, not all the notifications. OS: Ubuntu 20.04 Spotify version: 1.1.26.501.gbe11e53b-15 (...
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Spotify dislike commands with keyboard shurtcuts on Ubuntu 20

I am looking for a way to call the dislike action from the command line so to have it mapped to a custom keyboard shortcut. I read a lot about dbus but using d-feet there is no commands associated to ...
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Missing spotify album image from top bar pop up menu

I'm not seeing the album image in the top bar's pop out menu (I'm unsure what the actual name of this is...). I recall it was there previously but can't remember when it disappeared. Missing ablum ...
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Pause on Lock for Spotify?

Does anyone knows how to get "Pause on Lock" to work for Ubuntu 20.04 ? Terminal says, "sudo install pause-on-lock /usr/local/bin/" https://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2017/08/ubuntu-pause-music-screen-lock-...
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I keep getting Spotify "can't play this" error in Ubuntu 20.04

So after the first time installing and actually trying Ubuntu. I love it, especially everything is now as how i want it to be. But there's just one thing that bothers me: Spotify keeps showing error "...
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How to launch Spotify using a command through the dock

I recently installed Ubuntu on my laptop, and Spotify's fonts were too small to be legible. I was able to fix it by launching it though the terminal using this command spotify --force-device-scale-...
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Doesn't Ubuntu patch for Spotify? [closed]

Spotify's GUI freezes constantly on Ubuntu 18.04.x and 19.10 also on side project Ubuntu Mate 19.10. When I start Spotify out the CLI I see errors popping up: $ spotify Gtk-Message: 09:59:33.346: ...
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Mute Telegram (maybe other apps as well) notifications programmatically

I'm trying to write a script to activate "focus mode", so there are a few apps (Telegram, Spotify, etc) whose notifications I'd like to turn off. Is there a smart way to do this programatically?
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I cant exit fullscreen on spotify, and f11 just skips songs

I had spotify on a second monitor earlier but I closed out of it and unplugged my laptop from the monitor. I have tried several keys and keystrokes that should let me exit fullscreen mode, but none ...
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broken spotify is causing errors [duplicate]

So a few days ago I tried to install Spotify and it didn't work... I wasn't that upset since I was installing VirtualBox to run another OS (windows or mac) and had a .iso file on my microSD card. I ...
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Import local files from hard drive in Spotify

I'm trying to import files from an external Hard Drive to Spotify. In the Local Files dialog, I add the path to the directory in the mounted external HD that I want to include in Spotify. (For ...
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Black window when launching Spotify

So the client was working without any problems. Next day, I turn on my computer this error : [1014/192432.737169:ERROR:buffer_manager.cc(488)] [.DisplayCompositor]GL ERROR :GL_INVALID_OPERATION : ...
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How to configure dmenu to launch an application with arguments?

For some background, I just barely switched my wm to i3 and am customizing it. I am very new to everything, which means that I have a lot to learn. I've been trying to get Spotify to be better scaled ...
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Is there a 100% working Spotify program for 19.04?

I have a Spotify Premium account which I want to use in my Ubuntu 19.04 distribution. I do have a problem though. I can't seem to find a version of Spotify for Ubuntu that works as it should. The ...
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What domains do I need to whitelist to allow Spotify ads to work?

I am using pi-hole to block advertising on my local network. However, this breaks Spotify (installed via Snap), since the ads are blocked and streaming stops. What URLs should I whitelist in order ...
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Hosts file for snap applications

I installed spotify using snap. Now I wanted to change the hosts file to block ads. I used to change the global hosts file and it worked. But then I was installing spotify from the apt repository. I ...
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Multimedia keys stop working when you restart Spotify app

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS on Dell XPS 13 9350. The version of the Spotify app I'm using is 1.1.12.449.g4109e645. On startup of my PC, if Spotify is the only music app I open, the media keys work ...
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Snap store is having issues for Spotify. How to resolve?

I am having an issue opening Spotify. Whenever, I type spotify in the terminal I get this message snap-confine has elevated permissions and is not confined but should be. Refusing to continue to ...
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So, i want to install Spotify but it wont let me, it is a dpkg error [duplicate]

This is what it tells me anywhere I try, the store and terminal *Setting up spotify-client (1:1.0.80.480.g51b03ac3-13) ... dpkg: error processing package spotify-client (--configure): installed ...
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Snap permissions problems [duplicate]

I have been pulling my hair out with snap permissions issues. The apps that are specifically giving me the most trouble are Spotify (Premium Account) and bcompare (Beyond Compare). I'm runnning Ubuntu ...
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Can I somehow run the Windows version of Spotify on Linux?

I was wondering if I could somehow run the windows version of Spotify through wine or something, cause the native Spotify on Linux sucks with features missing, like making text smaller and zooming out,...
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Spotify keyboard controls not working

I am on Ubuntu 16.04, I cannot play, pause, go to the next or the previous song in spotify. There are many answers but most are complicated, is there a simple solution that doesn't require a command ...
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How to make Spotify Web player work in Chromium?

My question is related to a similar question about Spotify Web Player. It appears the Spotify Web Player will not work in Chromium according to this thread. For privacy purposes, I prefer to use ...
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Play/Pause not working spotify

I run Ubuntu 16.04 dual booted with macOS Mojave on a 2013 macbook pro. Up until a week or so ago, the play/pause/skip keys worked perfectly with Spotify. Now they aren't responsive at all. I recently ...
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How can I add a command-line option to a favourited application? [duplicate]

I have a 4k display, so by default Spotify is incredibly zoomed out. To fix this, I had a look at this post, which recommends adding a command line option. This works when I launch Spotify through the ...
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Why does spotify not block the gnome session when playing music?

I am a bit curious that spotify does not block the gnome session when playing music by default. Is there a way to make it blocking? Edit: The term I was looking for was 'inhibiting' (as e.g. YouTube ...
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Change a certain program GTK theme

Can I change a certain application's GTK theme that would differ from the system set one? I'd like to change Spotify's theme to be Qogir-black, but keep everything else on Qogir-light (two different ...
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Spotify not launching

I have updated to Ubuntu 18.04 and installed spotify from snap, but it does not launch. I've tried several solutions, but none is working. Can anyone help me, please? This is what I get when I try to ...
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After updating to ubuntu 18.04, I have had issues with sound in certain apps

The Alarm Clock applet does run however the alarm does not ring anymore. As I had mentioned earlier, I had issues with sound on my laptop, Here's a screenshot of my sound settings but the thing is ...

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