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Questions tagged [spotify]

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

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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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How to run spotify in the background in 18.04?

I'd installed Spotify via the snap command on Ubuntu 18.04. I want to run it in the background even if I close the window and control it via the system tray just how Rhythmbox works. Can anyone help ...
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Ubuntu fails to complete a Spotify install using Snap

When I try to install an application I can not and it tells me: Cannot install "spotify": snap "spotify" has "install-snap" change in progress.
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Disable Spotify Notifications on Every Song in 18.04 [duplicate]

There's a few subject about it such as : Removing popup notifications on Spotify Ubuntu But I don't have a spotify folder in my .config/ Thanks in advance
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Cannot install Spotify on Lubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

I'm trying to install Spotify on my Lubuntu following this guide: https://www.spotify.com/ar/download/linux/. But neither of the methods work. With snap I get on console error: snap "spotify" not ...
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Assign mouse buttons for Spotify

I recently started using Ubuntu. On my Windows (I use a dualboot), I have an application called Xmouse control (or something along those lines) I use it to assign my mouse buttons to Spotify (skip a ...
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Spotify snap broken with Nvidia driver 396.24.02

Upgraded my Nvidia driver just now from 396.24.0 to 396.24.02, rebooted, and Spotify no longer works. It opens a window but never draws anything but a black screen. cxf@PC:~$ snap run spotify Gtk-...
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Media shortcuts no longer work after installing a different version of Spotify and I can't find its .desktop file

After discovering my installed version (1.0.77.338.g758ebd78) crashes immediately when I open a podcast, installed from spotify's repository, I removed it from my repositories using sudo software-...
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No sound output from Spotify on 18.04

This is a similar problem to this post but I was unable to add to the comments since I am new to StackExchange. I tried the answer posted by Vishesh but it didn't solve the issue for me; when I run ...
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No sound on Ubuntu 18.04 (Spotify and YouTube don't work either)

Since I updated Ubuntu from 16.x to 17.10 and then to 18.04 I don't have any sound. There is also a problem with videos in web browser (they look like a slideshow, still no sound) and Spotify, where ...
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Spotify mutes itself on Ubuntu 18.04 [duplicate]

Every system sound mutes spotify. On Ubuntu 16.04 it was working fine. Video: https://streamable.com/ijjas
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Spotify non-responsive recently

My Spotify installation has been very slow recently. The application loads just fine and I don't have any issues searching, but when I click any of the buttons or double click another song, it's ...
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How to keep music playing when screensaver goes on?

I'm always playing music on Spotify. It works fine, but when I don't do anything for 15 minutes and the screensaver/powersave mode kicks in the music stops playing. This is extremely annoying, and the ...
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Unmet Dependencies Libcurl For Spotify Client (Both In Software and Terminal Installs) [closed]

recently after upgrading to UbuntuBudgie 18.04, I have come across an odd dependency error in both Spotify's terminal install and Ubuntu software install. When adding the PPA from the website and ...
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Snap, Spotify, suddenly missing? [closed]

I installed spotify from snap yesterday. I typed: snap install spotify. I then listened to a few songs and shut down my PC. Today, I tried to start spotify again but i get the message: execl failed:...
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My spotify on Ubutu doesn't start [closed]

Spotify doesn't start and I don't know where to search for the problem. When I start spotify from the terminal, I get this: Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "overlay-scrollbar" Gtk-Message: Failed ...
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Software not showing up in “activities” [duplicate]

I've installed a couple of apps (Slack and Spotify) from "Software" and while they run fine the first time, they don't show up in search when I go to "Activities" so I can't launch them except by ...
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How to remove *.snap files if it shows “cannot remove active revision of snap” error?

mount | grep snap result: /var/lib/snapd/snaps/spotify_5.snap on /snap/spotify/5 type squashfs (ro,nodev,relatime) /var/lib/snapd/snaps/core_3887.snap on /snap/core/3887 type squashfs (ro,nodev,...
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Spotify not in launcher and shows as question mark in dock

I installed Spotify (v. 1.0.70.399.g5ffabd56-26) from the Ubuntu Software app (Ubuntu 16.04 LTS). The app itself works fine, but isn't found by the launcher: I can start the app by typing spotify at ...
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Can't find or run spotify after `snap install spotify`

Ubuntu 16.04 Running sudo snap install spotify succeeded and running it again indicates Spotify is installed. However, running spotify gives command not found! Searching in Unity for "spotify" ...
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Problem in installing spotify in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit

I followed the following instructions to install spotify as mentioned here. sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys 0DF731E45CE24F27EEEB1450EFDC8610341D9410 sudo apt-...
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/etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list problem, cant seem to get rid of it [duplicate]

i tried installing Spotify on Ubuntu and since I'm new to Ubuntu I think I messed up something. I couldn't finish the tutorial so I just exited terminal without thinking. Now every time I try to ...
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Can't start Spotify due to permissions

I'm a new Ubuntu user and I'm unable to open Spotify. I have a Chromebook and am using Crouton. The error I'm getting is this: [1117/164602.540507:ERROR:zygote_host_impl_linux.cc(254)] Failed to ...
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Problems opening Spotify on Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I've just installed Spotify, and it doesn't open, just displays an error message. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04. Error message: [1102/172855.962775:FATAL:nss_util.cc(632)] NSS_VersionCheck("3.26") failed....
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How can I restore a launcher in /usr/share/applications

I recently messed a bit with the Spotify launcher in /usr/share/applications. I ended up removing the file /usr/share/applications/spotify.desktop from my system. I want to get back to defaults so I ...
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Sound indicator broken

I was playing music on Spotify and realized everytime I change the volume on the app, the sound indicator (on the panel) stops working. It doesn't change my volume when I slide the indicator. I'm on ...
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I'm not able to use the sudo command [duplicate]

I've been trying to install Spotify on my laptop but something went wrong. When I tried to remove virtual box my terminal put this: xose@xose-Aspire-E5-551:~$ sudo apt remove virtualbox [sudo] ...
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Package Manager Error; Permission denied while reading sources.list.d for Spotify Client

I'm new to Ubuntu (moved from Windows) and have a couple issues. This post is just about one, though. I tried installing spotify according to the website instructions but my wifi went down midway. I ...
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Please help me with An error occurred, please run package manager [duplicate]

I try to install spotify on my ubuntu 16.04 just very can't remember what I do and get the message. An error occurred, please run Package Manager from the right-click window or apt-get in a ...
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Can't seem to uninstall Spotify completely?

I've tried apt-get remove --purge spotify-client, but when I try apt-get update, I get the following: W: Failed to fetch http://repository.spotify.com/dists/stable/InRelease Unable to find expected ...
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How do I force Spotify's cache into RAM?

Spotify is writing enormous amounts of data onto my hard drive. As is expected from an app that downloads every song it plays and then deletes it after you close the app. All that reading and writing ...
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I keep getting this error message when I get to the installation step when installing Spotify

download failed Oracle JDK 9 is NOT installed. dpkg: error processing package oracle-java9-installer (--configure): subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1 Errors ...
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i need help fixing this error [duplicate]

E: Type 'http://repository.spotify.com' is not known on line 7 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list E: The list of sources could not be read. E: Type 'http://repository.spotify.com' is ...
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How to run Spotify in background?

Like other music players (e.g. Rhythmbox) I want to run Spotify(Spotify version 1.0.49.125.g72ee7853) in background. But when I close the spotify window, it terminates the program. I have gone ...
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Music streaming services does not work in Chromium

I have a newbie question. I'm just starting my adventure with Ubuntu, but I encountered a small but annoying problem. While using Chromium Spotify Web Player just does not work. The only thing I ...
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Type «sudo» is not known on line 1 of the sources list [duplicate]

7I was trying to install Spotify on my fresh install of Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 64Bits, something went wrong, now I got the error message shown in the picture and cannot open the update manager. These are ...
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I'm having trouble with an error message after trying to install spotify [duplicate]

I need to install Spotify. But after trying so I get the error message: E: Type 'sudo' is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list E: The list of sources could not be ...
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Change Spotify Volume with Dbus

I'm trying to create a shell script that can control the volume of the Spotify client running on ubuntu, (not the master volume). But I'm getting this error using Dbus and the command $player->...
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Upgrade Spotify (spotify-client) on ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I have Spotify for Linux on ubuntu 14.04 and I would like to update to access the latest features. I have looked online and found nothing. Would this do?: sudo apt-get upgrade spotify-client Thanks.
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Spotify crashing on Kubuntu 16.04 after few minutes

for something like a month spotify has been crashing after running for few minutes (3-4 minutes). The crash doesn't occur when I launch spotify from command line. How can I solve it? Please find ...
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Windows play/pause keys on Xubuntu Spotify

I have tried to find out how to set my media keys to work with Spotify on Xubuntu 14.04. I tried setting spotify as my default music player. I thought this would be a simple task, but I can't figure ...
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How to get the name of the music currently playing in spotify?

I'm trying to find a way to display the music that's currently playing in the terminal and show on my vim statusline, I imagine there some temp file with the current song name, anyone knows where can ...
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How to get latest spotify update

According to the some news outlets, we have a Spotify update (as well as the one for Windows and MacOS) related to the app itself writing tons of data to the drive: https://9to5mac.com/2016/11/11/...
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Can't get flash [duplicate]

I am trying to use Spotify on Chromium but it keeps saying "Please install Adobe Flash". I tried sudo apt install adobe-flashplugin. It was installed but the same thing again poped-up in spotify. This ...
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pavucontrol, pulseaudio “home directory not accessible: permission denied”

Within the Ubuntu 14.04 GUI terminal (using TightVNC java viewer from a Mac), I can't seem to get out of root# and enter the user$ directory in order to start pulseaudio and/or pavucontrol... ...
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I need help. Terminal issues and spotify [duplicate]

I am new to using Linux, but I have had no issues until now. I have tried to install Spotify, from their home page, and went through all the instructions to the letter. I just keep receiving this msg. ...
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Spotify not showing on taskbar

I'm running Spotify 1.0.37.152.gc83ea995 in Ubuntu 12.04 over Cinnamon. When I start it, it doen't show on the taskbar, but it shows on the ALT+TAB window list. Any ideas on how to fix it?