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Spotify is a Swedish commercial music streaming, podcast and video service that provides digital rights management-protected content from record labels and media companies.

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Keyboard Shortcut for exposing current Spotify track?

I've been using a keyboard shortcut for 15 years to know what was the current track playing, preferably by also displaying the album's photo. What was easy when only iTunes existed, has become ...
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How can I restrict apps from taking action when I press media keys?

My problem is more specifically with the Play key. When I have apps like Music, Spotify, Quicktime or similar media players open, I think it's expected the app with focus will have preference taking ...
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Kernel panics from Spotify

Lately, I keep getting kernel panics, with the report indicating that the culprit is the Spotify desktop app. I'm on a 2014 iMac, with huge amounts of RAM and free space, and I've done a hardware test ...
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My Mac plays songs and videos despite being paused

My Mac 10.14.6 starts playing songs on Spotify, opens iTunes, and plays songs multiple times / minute. If I have a Youtube tab, my computer starts playing the video. I pause the video, but it starts ...
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How can I make Siri play a song on Spotify on macOS?

After saying Hey Siri play xx on Spotify the assistant responds with You'll need to update Spotify before I can help with that. When I click on the App Store button, there aren't any results for ...
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Is it possible to change priority of focus for `play, next, previous` buttons for a specific app

I want to use Pause, Previous and Next buttons to control for Spotify. Only if Spotify is open they can control it. But along with Spotify when I open Apple Music app, if I hit them, they will control ...
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There is a file named index.dat, and subfolders named serially from 00 to 0f, a0 to af … f0 to ff in my `~/Applications` folder, can I delete them?

My User's Application folder does not contain the regular Applications' folders one might expect. Instead it contains an index.dat file and a lot of sub-folders that are serially numbered (00,01,...,...
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Spotify Mac: Is there way to “Like” currently playing song using a shortcut?

I don't want to open spotify app every time to like the song i'm listening. I'd like to just press a global shortcut button to like current song while working in another app. Is there way to do it?
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Karabiner not repeating shell command in “to_if_held_down” block

I want to map my mouse button 5 such that option + button 5 skips to the next track if pressed once, and if held down it continuously skips forward by 10 seconds. I've added the following rule to ...
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Bluetooth headset controller buttons stopped working on macbook pro

Up until today all of the buttons on my Sony headphones worked in controlling my Spotify app. I could play/pause skip tracks etc. After having a meeting on zoom today, all of the buttons except ...
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How to control volume of music based on “Now Playing”?

I'd like the Mac to mute itself when there's an ad on Spotify. It comes in a pair, 30 seconds each. I now have to hit mute button, then guess if a minute is over yet and then unmute it. Solid ...
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Is it possible to control Spotify on Apple TV 4K using Siri?

I have an Apple TV 4K, and have installed the Spotify app. This works well to browse and play music on Spotify when using the remote. Is it possible to find and play music on the Spotify app using ...
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Set up global shortcuts for media keys (next, prev, play/pause)

I've had the (mis)fortune to get a new work laptop with the O' so great Touch Bar which I so immensely hate and have changed the Touch Bar to display F-keys. However one thing I do miss is my global ...
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Keyboard shortcut for in-application action (Spotify play/pause) from another application

Is there a way to write a script, get an app, automator, or etc that would make spotify play/pause with a keyboard shortcut such as cmd+alt+shift+p that would work from outside of Spotify? In other ...
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“Install Spotify” can't be opened because Apple cannot check it for malicious software

I'm running macOS 10.15 Catalina Beta. When I try to install Spotify I see the following error: Is this a Spotify issue or a Catalina issue? Thanks.
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Pause button started working for Chrome / Youtube, messing with audio player controls

I'm on macbook pro, 2017, Mojave 10.14.4. Previously, I used F7/F8/F9 audio-buttons with Spotify only (it worked with iTunes if it's open together with Spotify but whatever. It didn't do anything in ...
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How to open/use/enable Spotify Desktop Web Player on iOS?

Is there any trick to use the Desktop version of Spotify’s browser-based web player on an iOS device (e.g. iPhone)? On a Mac you can access it for instance using Chrome at open.spotify.com/browse. On ...
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Is there any possibilty to choose a next song on Spotify when the app is minimalized?

is there any kind of a shortcut to choose a next song while the app is minimalized? I got the SpotMenu and Karabiner app.
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Can I listen music from USB-C port by using USB-C/Jack adapter trough MacBook Pro?

As mentioned in heading, can I listen to music through my headphones by using USB-C with jack adapter on Macbook PRO?? https://www.amazon.com/Headphone-CONMDEX-Converter-Compatible-Essential/dp/...
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Disabling / Uninstalling iTunes on macOS Mojave

I'm using MacOS 10.14 Mojave on a MacBook Pro. I'm trying to disable iTunes, mostly because it annoys me several times a day when I use my keyboard play/pause media button. I have Spotify up and ...
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Spotify automatic startup mystery [duplicate]

Trying to get rid of Spotify's startup at login time I found an interesting behavior: while its plists are not present in any of the known locations such as Library/LaunchAgents and Library/...
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Can Camera+ 2 iPhone app record video while playing music?

I'm wondering if Camera+ 2 app support recording video while playing music (via Spotify) in the background? If not, what app could be used instead?
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Media Function Keys Randomly Disabled

Every now and then, my media keys (F7, F8, and F9) keep randomly stop working with Spotify. I don't have any other media apps open, like iTunes or anything, just Spotify. A program restart doesn't ...
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How to prevent app from auto starting

I know there are Login Items under Users & Groups and /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons under Library, System/Library and Users/FooUser/Library. And then there's right click on Dock ...
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Media keeps pausing randomly MacOS High Sierra. Spotify/iTunes/Quicktime

I'm on a mid-2012 MBP and I've started having this issue since upgrading to High Sierra. Sometimes it'll pause the media and start back on its own or sometimes it'll just stop it completely and I'll ...
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UE Boom 2 stutters with MacBook Pro when using browser

My UE Boom 2 stutters when using it with a web browser on my MacBook Pro with macOS Sierra. I can play Spotify fine if I just have it up front but if I push it to the background and try to browse the ...
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My Spotify app won't open, can't be deleted and won't force quit on macOS

...and yet when I try to, a dialogue box tells me I can't delete it because it's already open. Any ideas what I can do?
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MBP Retina 2015: Graphical glitches after update to 10.12.4

my Macbook Pro has random graphical glitches. Most of the time they are present in Spotify, and less often in Chrome. An example of such glitches is on the photo attached. Is there a known solution ...
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How can I increase spotify lock screen controls duration after pause?

While playing Spotify on my iPod Touch I have got some controls over the player on my lock-screen. I have to pause the player a lot and wish I could play the songs instantly after some time again. ...
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Ignore “prevent sleep” request from a specific app

I sometimes have the problem that my macbook won't sleep, even with the lid closed. After some investigation I tracked the problem down to Spotify app; when the app is open, even if no song is playing,...
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Xcode wants to access DeviceManager in your keychain and tells me to add Spotify to Accessibility

Every now and again (when I plug my iPhone into my Mac with Xcode open), I get the following dialog: The only problem is when I click 'Allow' or 'Allways allow', it pops up with this: Should I trust ...
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Caps lock to change input language disabled by Spotify.app

I use caps lock to change input language, but when Spotify.app is ON caps lock behaves like normal caps lock. Any ideas how to get def macOS functionality back? I looked through Spotify.app settings ...
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Bluetooth speakers controls don't work with Spotify on macOS

I own the UE Boom 2, a bluetooth speaker that has "Tap Controls" that allow pause, play and skip track. These features work fine when I'm using iTunes or soundcloud, but when I use the Spotify app, ...
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Can I run Spotify by pressing my F8 button instead of iTunes?

Is it possible to program the F8 key to run Spotify instead of iTunes?
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spotify doesn't care about mission control settings

I have my Mission Control (el capitan, 10.11) settings the way I like: "When switching to an application, switch to a Space with open windows for the application" is OFF. This works very well except ...
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Is there a simple way to temporarily grant network access to a single application?

Is it possible to only allow one single application to access the network connection, excluding all other applications from generating network traffic. Streaming video or music locally over the ...
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Spotify is damaged or incomplete

I used to have Spotify but now it says it is damaged or incomplete, and now I can't open it again. How do I fix that?
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Spotify on Mac: Songs constantly won't play and get skipped over

An example: My friend running the app right next to me is able to play the same songs without a problem from his phone, yet on my Mac app it just skips over them. I've been having this problem for ...
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How to define keyboard shortcut for “Save to your Music” Functionality for Spotify

I really love the Spotify app. When I like some songs on Spotify, I'm using "Save to Your Music" to add songs to my Spotify library. But this requires switching applications and using the mouse, so I ...
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How can I move or replicate my Apple Music iTunes Cloud Library to Spotify?

I have been using Apple Music from day 1, but I'm disappointed and want to move back to Spotify. Is there any way at all to easily replicate or move my entire library from Apple Music to Spotify? ...
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Spotify always starts and I’d like it not to on my Mac

My computer just ran out of batteries, so I plugged it in and started it up. Spotify began to open, but I did not want it to be open so I used right click-force quit. The application stayed open, but ...
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How can I keep B&O Z2 consistently connected to Airplay?

I use this excellent airplay speaker and iOS device for streaming music from Spotify. Unfortunately, the connection to Airplay reverts (timeout?) to the iPhone 6 Plus speaker after a short time. I ...
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How can I automatically add music from a playlist into a folder?

I am switching from the default music player on my iPhone to using Spotify to play music. The recent updates have meant that I can't use the music player in the same as I used to and I much prefer ...
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Spotify Premium account price on App Store

As you may already know, Spotify started sending out emails to its customers to stop subscribing to the Premium account through iOS App Store's In-app Purchase mechanism (which costs $12.99) and ...
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Spotify Account on Iphone

Can i use my normal (on the website created) Spotify Premium Account on the iPhone or do I have to purchase Premium on iTunes/the Appstore ?
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iTunes 12.2 import playlist issue

I branched Exportify to output in an iTunes friendly format, and have used it to move my Spotify playlists over to iTunes. It mostly works, except the import process seems incapable of adding songs ...
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Sync / Transfer Spotify Playlist to Apple Music

Is it possible to transfer all my Spotify playlist to the new Apple Music? I have like 10 playlists with more than 5000 songs, I would hate to lose them.
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Spotify sync to same location?

I have multiple user accounts from one computer, running Yosemite. Using same Spotify username, I'd like to sync songs offline and cache in the same path. To achieve this, I tried aliasing /Users/...
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Automator - How to know what I can do with Automator in each app

I'm new to AppleScript and Automator, I've reached to stop and play next and previous track in Spotify, here's what I use inside the AppleScript: tell application "Spotify" to playpause for play/...
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Automatically play Spotify when headphones are plugged in

On my iPod I have activator to automatically open Spotify when I plug in my headphones and I would like to know if I can do a similar thing on OS X. What I would like is to automatically play Spotify ...