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Desktop App: Smaller / Compact Desktop App Option

horselass
Local Performer

Does anybody else hate this app as much as I do?  I would love to have the one I used to install on XP and Windows 7. It was so compact and complete.  Seems like more and more programs are detoriating rather than getting better.  Oh well....   Just venting.

 

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AlyssaPandora
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hey, @Drewmcg. 👋

Thanks so much for your post.

Compact Player Option:

We currently have an existing feature request for a compact player option here.

If you'd like to see an option like this, feel free to search for the suggestion on the main Feature Request page. Once you see the title, click on the ❤️icon to upvote this idea. 

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Staying Signed In:

Are you signing out of the Pandora desktop app each time you're done with your listening sessions? 

Also, have you tried running through these steps to troubleshoot the desktop app?

Let me know if the steps help with the issue you're experiencing. 🖥

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TannerPandora
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Hi @horselass - we always appreciate when listeners give feedback! I've passed this on to our products team. 

Thanks for posting to community! 👍


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Drewmcg
Local Performer

I don't like how much screen real estate it takes up on opening. I wouldn't mind if it started in a compact player (like prior), and you could click an icon to maximize.

My main issue, though, is that it asks me to signon anew each time I open the app.   How do I get it to stop doing this?  I used to be able to sign into my account once (in the app) and not have to do so subsequently. TIA.

AlyssaPandora
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hey, @Drewmcg. 👋

Thanks so much for your post.

Compact Player Option:

We currently have an existing feature request for a compact player option here.

If you'd like to see an option like this, feel free to search for the suggestion on the main Feature Request page. Once you see the title, click on the ❤️icon to upvote this idea. 

++

Staying Signed In:

Are you signing out of the Pandora desktop app each time you're done with your listening sessions? 

Also, have you tried running through these steps to troubleshoot the desktop app?

Let me know if the steps help with the issue you're experiencing. 🖥

Alyssa | Community Manager
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111Vark
Local Performer

Using Pandora since 2009.  Reset system and account.  Used to have a small 3x4 inch black box with album cover and song title.  Now its a window and only shrinks to bigger 5 or 6 inch rectangle with 50% wasted blank space.  Can I recover or get that older app thing?  Using Win10 and have the new multi-colored Quick-start P. (Used to be a tiny white box with a blue P).

AlyssaPandora
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi there, @111Vark. 👋

I moved your post over to this existing thread to keep the community space organized.

While this isn't a feature at this time, we do have a feature request for a more compact desktop app here. Feel free to leave a comment if you'd like to see this option implemented.

In the meantime, I've definitely noted your feedback regarding the new desktop app interface. It means a lot that you care enough to speak up. 

Thanks so much for posting on the community! 🎶

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mhg10
Local Performer

Outstanding idea, bring back the old, minimalist player screen.  Don't try and cram all the bells and whistles into what was designed as a simple station player with minimal screen presence.  Stick with the KISS principle of design.  Make the old Pandora|One app a user installation choice.  The new desktop app doesn't do much more than the web page and a shortcut could do.

toy
Local Performer

It wat the Pandora Mini.  I LOVED that thing.  It worked great with Windows. I really wish they had updated it with the new versions of Windows. 

Althor007
Local Performer

I know the box you are talking about I had to reinstall windows and I couldn't find that mini Pandora player its gone why? now they have this lame one.

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AlyssaPandora
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi there, @Althor007. 👋

Nice to see you around the community space.

It sounds like you're referring to the smaller Pandora One Desktop App. We no longer support this app. 

You can find out more information about our newest desktop apps here: Pandora Desktop App for Windows + MAC Computers

We currently have an existing feature request for a compact player option here.

To upvote this existing suggestion, click on the 💙icon next to the title of the request.

Hope this information helps clarify. 🎧

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Ollie
Local Performer

Good morning, because there are many of us who have expressed a return of the desktop player I wanted to ask everyone a question.  If it was available as an option for a small added fee would  any of you opt to take advantage of that?  I would because the player was the way I found new music and new artists.  I never open the page that is available now.  I always just go to Pandora on my iPhone and go to my collection.  I never usually explore unless there is an artist I have heard on Instagram.  Lets start a discussion on this if any or would opt to pay more to have the desktop player.  I have decided that I would, but not more than $5.  Thanks, Ollie

 

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AlyssaPandora
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi there, @Ollie. 👋

Thanks for getting the conversation kicked off, and for your feedback.

It sounds like you're referring to the Pandora One Desktop application that was available in the past. We no longer support that compact desktop player. However, we now have a Pandora Desktop app for MAC and Windows computers.

In the meantime, you may be interested in upvoting this existing idea: Desktop Compact Player Option

To upvote an idea, click on the 💙icon next to the title of the request to express your interested in seeing that option implemented.

Hope to see you around the community space more often. 🎶

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Deffect
Local Performer

What happened to the old Pandora one desktop app? This new one that you have to download from the window store S U C K S. The whole point of a desktop app was to use less memory then having it play in your web browser. All this new app is, is a smaller web browser window that still takes 200+ mb . Thank god I was able to find my old desk stop app that only takes 53mb. This is new update is dumb, bring back the old player!  

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sffone
Underground

I agree totally!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gorgok
Local Performer

Had a little snafu the other day and after a bunch of attempts i relented and reinstalled windows keeping the old files. Fixed the snafu, i have sound again, but i lost my old Pandora One app, the one that was built on Adobe Air. I know there is the win store version but its huge (for no reason) and blue... So far i haven't managed to find it on the internet anymore. Anyone got a link to the good old stuff?

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AlyssaPandora
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi there, @Gorgok. 👋

Thanks for your message about this. I moved your post over to this existing thread: Desktop: Return of the Original Desktop Player

I understand how loved the compact desktop player was but it's no longer available. Feel free to check out the accepted solution if you're interested in installing our newer desktop app.

We appreciate your feedback around this. 🎧

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Gorgok
Local Performer

Found an old install on a old computer of mine, copied the entire folder as is and it just works. Gonna have to store the whole thing on google drive or something to future proof this same thing ever happening again. Probably need to put adobe air install with it just in case that also becomes impossible to find.