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

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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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Problems resolving api.spotify.com on ubuntu server 20.04

I recognized that my spotty Plugin for my squeezebox logitech mediaserver didn't work anymore. It git listed as a stream-recieving device but didn't begin to play. After poking around a bit I found ...
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Default audio device not working

I set up a default audio device (Logitech g933), but my Spotify application uses the audio jack/ built-in speakers as my audio output device. I'm not sure if this is an Issue of Spotify or Ubuntu (20....
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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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Media keys won't link to new custom Spotify shortcuts

this is my first post here. Sorry for my English. I moved to Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and successfully installed Spotify on my system. I realize that the media keys (Play/pause, Next, Previous) weren't ...
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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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D-bus doesn't work with Spotify-client if a different cache folder is specified

I may use 2 Spotify instances (--mu flag) to redirect audio on different cards / rooms on my Ubuntu Desktop 16.04. But an issue raised as soon as I opened the first instance. If you use --mu argument, ...
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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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Spotify Window is Invisible 18.04

When I launch Spotify, no window appears. The window thumbnail appears in the dock, but nothing happens when I click on it. I tried reinstalling using all three methods listed on the website, but ...
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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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Finding NAS Drive from Spotify Application (or other apps)

I am using Ubuntu 19.04 and have been able to successfully map my NAS drive (in fact that was pretty easy and just was able to do this from the file manager) My problem is while i can see the NAS ...
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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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Spotify app covers entire screen

Ubuntu 18.04 - Gnome shell Ran an update today and restarted. After the restart, I opened spotify and the app covers the entire screen. I can't minimise, see the dash bar, top bar or any other menus. ...
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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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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 package 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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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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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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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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