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

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missing notification popups from Spotify in Ubuntu 22.04

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 20.04 to 22.04. Before the upgrade, Spotify would send a notification whenever it started playing a track, causing a notification popup to appear just under the clock. ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 - Spotify Notifications do not popup on the display although they are shown in the notifications menu

As shown on the screenshot above ^
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Upon opening spotify the entire system freezes

On Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS 64-bit if I open Spotify, installed from the store, the entire system freezes. REISUB doesn't work and I don't know at all what's happening. I don't know what's happening, so I ...
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Key is stored in legacy trusted.gpg keyring

I added the Spotify Debian Repository to apt and got the following Warning. I still was able to install spotify, but would like to know, what this message means and how to fix it. W: http://repository....
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Detect when the current song changes on Spotify

I'm working on a small personal project that involves getting the current Spotify song data. The getting the metadata part is all figured out but I just need a way to detect when a song changes, like ...
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Using bluetooth remote camera shutter to control Spotify on Ubuntu 18.04

I have a small bluetooth camera shutter device that I would like to use for changing tracks on Spotify and controlling the volume on my laptop. On mac and windows this works as soon as the device is ...
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How do I permanently change the "--" option for running a programm (Spotify) graphically? (KDE)

I just started using Kubuntu today and I wanted to use spotify. I tried multiple ways of installing it and every time it just closed after I opened it. I ended up installing it via apt. I figured out ...
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Spotify not working in ubuntu 22.04

when I try to launch Spotify it doesn't work nothing happens no errors nothing it's like i never even tried to launch it I tried installing using apt but that didn't work so I installed using snap
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How to build Spot (native Spotify client) on Ubuntu 22.04?

Please help me compile and install Spot, a native Spotify client for GNOME, on Ubuntu 22.04. Instructions Here are the instructions from the application's GitHub page: Requires Rust (stable), GTK4, ...
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How do I fix the Malformed Line in Source List? [duplicate]

I am getting the following error when running apt update after installing Spotify. I am new to Linux and I ran into this problem. E: Malformed line 2 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify....
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Spotify Zoomed Out WIndow

I'm using ubuntu 21.10 and I downloaded the SPotify from the software store. The window is really zoomed out, making it hard to read. Is there a way to adjust this or to zoom in more to make it easier ...
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play/pause of spotify disappeared from sound menu on menu bar

Up to later last year, I could control play/pause/skip and see now playing from the volume menu on the right side of the menu bar. It suddenly disappeared after updating spotify to 1.1.77.643....
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Spotify snap package can't open "error while loading shared libraries: libasound.so.2"

error: /snap/spotify/57/usr/bin/spotify: error while loading shared libraries: libasound.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
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Getting org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.AccessDenied error only in VScode integrated terminal - connecting ZSH with spotify

I've edited powerlevel10k ZSH theme to show songs currently played by Spotify in terminal window - works perfectly, except of VS code integrated terminal. Both Spotify and VS code are installed via ...
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Error while running Spotify, libva error; init failed [closed]

I'm getting this error while running Spotify: libva error: /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/dri/iHD_drv_video.so init failed How to fix it?
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File manager doesn't display fonts when I try to add image to playlist in Spotify. What can I do with this? [duplicate]

Here is screenshot I use thunar file manager. When I use fm directly all characters display correctly
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I cannot listen to both Spotify and Zoom at the same time

My OS is Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS and it is fully updated via sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade I have a very strange issue, I have both Spotify and Zoom installed. Yet I can only listen to one ...
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How to configure certain apps to always run in full screen?

Spotify (flatpak) after some updated stopped starting in full screen even with the Tile Window activated. I tried adding --window --maximize to the desktop entry, but it's not working: Exec=/usr/bin/...
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sudo apt update error: "E: Type 'sudo' is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/spotify.list" [duplicate]

$ sudo apt-get update N: Ignoring file 'some-ppa.list.save.2' in directory '/etc/apt/sources.list.d/' as it has an invalid filename extension N: Ignoring file 'some-ppa.list.save....
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Issues the spotify widget for Conky

Hey guys so I've been trying to adapt the REGULUS conky theme by Khiky-Merveilles (u/Khiky73) for my High Res display (it's originally meant for a HD display) and also to make it work with Madh93's ...
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Upgrading to 21.04 from 20.10? 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 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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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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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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Cannot exit fullscreen on Spotify

I had Spotify running in fullscreen mode on a second monitor when I closed it and unplugged my laptop. Now Spotify starts in fullscreen mode and I am unable to exit it. Using F11 just skips the ...
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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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