Spotify Search Bar - Text Entered Backwards


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- United States


- MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2012)

Operating System

- macOS High Sierra (10.13.4)



- Text is entered backward in the search bar.  In addition, one is unable to highlight the text with ⌘+A.


Steps to Recreate Issue

1. Open Spotify in windowed mode

1. Type text in the search bar

2. Highlight the text and without letting go, drag the pointer to the left and above the search bar

3. Begin typing and the text will be entered in reverse order (cursor remains at the front of the search bar)


Note: (Not every location one drags to yields this strange bug)


Hey there folks,


We really appreciate all your reports regarding this issue.


Our developers are aware and looking into this. While we don't have an exact timeline regarding a fix, we'd recommend making sure that the app is always updated to the latest version so you won't miss it.


You can find more info about this here.




I can't believe this is still an issue!   I must encounter it almost daily, even now on OS X Catalina 10.15.


Happening Again. VERY VERY UNHAPPY


The issue wasn't there for like 1 month or so but now it's happening again all the time. Very frustrating.

Please investigate and fix it.


Happening for me. MacOS Catalina Version 10.15.6 (19G2021). Spotify version


The issue is still a problem on Catalina 10.15.6 and new Spotify app for Mac OSX.  It is unbelievable that this is a problem two years later..


Temporary solution -


  1. Highlight typed text in the search bar by dragging left to right.
  2. Type in the search bar, it should be corrected