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.
Written in C# with VS2008, source available via GitHub.
ClickOnce install/launcher: ClickOnce (click launch rather than install)
Traditional Installer: SpotifierNotifier-220.127.116.11 (Zip) (RAR)
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