[Search] Implement exact match option

This is not new idea as such, older ideas have gone stale.

 

Implement hidden search feature or checkbox that would allow enabling strict matching in search.

 

So if the option is enabled searching for "foo" would not find "Foo Fighters".

 

My particular use case is that if there's misplaced album, I would like to do quick check if there are (obscure) artists with same name. Now there's no good way to be sure if search returns lot of nonsortable results.

 

I have seen also discussion that people actually try to search for those obscure artists and have to resort to workaround like searching with album name.

 

If the feature is not a checkbox, it needs to be documented in https://support.spotify.com/is/using_spotify/the_basics/search/

 

Otherwise people won't use the feature as there's no way to know it exists.

Updated on 2019-10-05

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Status changed to: New Idea

Updated on 2018-11-21

Marked as new idea, which is a repost of this inactive idea.

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Status changed to: Inactive Idea

Updated on 2019-10-05

Your idea has been submitted a while ago but unfortunately hasn't gathered enough kudos (100 per year). In order to keep an overview of the active & recent ideas in this forum, we will have to close this idea for now. However, this does not mean that your idea has been rejected by Spotify.

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