THANK YOU! I also had to read the entire thread. I was using the search bar, rebooted and then LOST the search bar. I did not realize you *can't navigate to spotify using the web browswer* but have to use the application. what a supreme hassle.
And I think people were criticizing what seemed to be a spotify moderater, perhaps masquerading as a communty user. The least they could do would be to: make this stuff more obvious and user-friendly in the first place followed by having a paid modereator (which I suspect they do, and suspect this is the guy who kept answering.)
Thanks for that. Spotify seems to open at the page where you closed it. So if I chanced on a useful page before closing I can do something, but if I closed in frustration on a page that I could not escape from, it's not helpful.
Someone said that SEARCH is not available in BROWSE mode, which explains a lot. Now I have to find out how to exit BROWSE. Why did SPOTIFY make browse and search different when they are almost the same thing?