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This has been an issue for a long time, but now it's getting worse. The desktop app seems to decide at some point to give me a black screen; searching for anything just leaves a perpetual loading icon, literally nothing works after a few minutes. It might be a few minutes, or it could be an hour until this starts happening. Sometimes, if I play a song, the song will play but the song title won't change and the seek bar won't move.
If I try to close spotify, the app freezes and I have to "Force Quit" it otherwise it will continue hanging.
I've tried everything; disabled hardware acceleration; cleared the cache, uninstalled and then reinstalled, I've even reinstalled my OS. Is the Mac desktop app just poorly designed? I have none of these issues on mobile.
Specs: Late 2012 iMac, i5 Ivy Bridge, 8GB RAM, Nvidia GT 650M 512MB, running the latest High Sierra.