Spotify is my music player of choice and naturally I want to be able to know what I’m listening to without bringing up Spotify.
At work this is no problem as macs have growl (yes, iMac at work :). At home I have a Windows machine, although while there is growl for windows, Spotify doesn’t use it :sadface:
Solution? Write my own notifier of course, made possible by the fact that Spotify has the current track in its window title.
Long story short, it does this:
Fades in, and fades out again when a new song is playing. It also remembers its position when closed.
Its not configurable, changes to fade speed, time etc. would need to be done in code.
New in version 1.0.1 21/05/2012 (Thanks to Petter Östergren for suggesting improvements)
- Popup can now be resized
- Popup remembers position/size when moved rather than closed
- Should not steal focus