The "Search" feature used to be accessible from the drop down menus (I'm not sure which one.). Obviously, no one used it to initiate a search, but it was particularly convenient to set a "Search" shortcut (cmd + k is what I used), so that you wouldn't have to click into the search box repeatedly.
I understand that this is a small issue, but the function certainly increases the efficiency of the application. Frankly, I wouldn't care if this feature had never been part of the application in the first place—it's just frustrating that with each new "update" Spotify manages to remove critical UI options and customization.
I don't expect this idea to garner many "kudos," but I hope you'll implement it nevertheless. It's something that is easy to bring back; it will detract from no one and improve the experience of a few.
Your idea has been submitted a while ago but unfortunately hasn't gathered enough kudos (50 per year). In order to keep an overview of the active & recent ideas in this forum, we will close this idea for now. However this does not mean that your idea has been declined by Spotify.
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