Search Support

Beware of phishing attacks: Mozilla will never ask you to call a number or visit a non-Mozilla website. Please ignore such requests.

Learn More

I can't open a Spotify URI from Firefox

more options

I can't open a Spotify URI from Firefox But I can open it from command line using the --uri option. As in, this works fine from the terminal:

spotify --uri="spotify:artist:6OqhFYFJDnBBHas02HopPT"

and whatever Firefox is doing just launches Spotify without navigating to the thing indicated by the URI

Is there, perchance, a simple file edit I can do that will fix this for me?

Chosen solution

No, there's no direct analog, but that gave me the right search term to figure out what I was even looking for. Wasn't at all a Firefox problem, sorry about that. And thanks so much for taking the time anyway.

For anyone interested in the future, the solution was to change the file "/var/lib/snapd/desktop/applications/spotify_spotify.desktop" Change the end of line 7, the one starting with "Exec="

from this: /snap/bin/spotify %U

to this: /snap/bin/spotify --uri=%U

Read this answer in context 👍 1

All Replies (2)

more options

Hi patrickmcgorrill, Firefox should be sending that entire URL to the app. The URL works from other browsers but not from Firefox?

Unfortunately, what I know about checking the shell open command in the Windows Registry probably doesn't have a direct analog on Linux, but that is where the command line would be defined. Or its equivalent.

Helpful?

more options

Chosen Solution

No, there's no direct analog, but that gave me the right search term to figure out what I was even looking for. Wasn't at all a Firefox problem, sorry about that. And thanks so much for taking the time anyway.

For anyone interested in the future, the solution was to change the file "/var/lib/snapd/desktop/applications/spotify_spotify.desktop" Change the end of line 7, the one starting with "Exec="

from this: /snap/bin/spotify %U

to this: /snap/bin/spotify --uri=%U

Modified by patrickmcgorrill

Helpful?

Ask a question

You must log in to your account to reply to posts. Please start a new question, if you do not have an account yet.