Spotify Search Bar - Text Entered Backwards

Plan

- Free

Country

- United States

Device

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

Operating System

- macOS High Sierra (10.13.4)

 

Issue

- 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)

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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.

 

Thanks!

Related Issues

Comments
mrp777
Newbie

MacOS 10.14.4 Mojave

Spotify ver. 1.1.5.153.gf614956d

andreas_ae
Regular

bug confirmend in version 1.1.4.197.g92d52c4f on MacOS 10.12.6 (16G1918)

AND bug confirmed after immediate update to ver.: 1.1.5.153.gf614956d on same OS.

I provoke the bug by inputting text, then quickly drag-selecting the text towards the left outside the Spotify interface as explained by @orwinmc above.

 

cgadam
Newbie

Spotify Version

- 1.1.5.153.gf614956d

 

Plan

- Premium

 

Country

- Argentina

 

Device

- MacBook Pro (13-inch, 2017, Two Thunderbolt 3 ports)

 

Operating System

- macOS Mojave (10.14.4)

Moderator
Moderator
Status changed to: Under investigation

Hey there folks,

 

We really appreciate your patience thus far.

 

There's currently a new version of the Spotify app available for desktop users. It'd be very helpful if you could let us know if the issue persists after a quick reinstall of the app on your device. 

 

If it indeed persists in this newer version, let us know by adding your +VOTE and leaving a comment confirming the following details:

  • The version of the Spotify app you end up with 
  • Your device and its OS (operating system) version

We'll make sure to pass it on to the right folks, thanks!

buckendorf
Newbie

Backwards text is still happening for me after the reinstall process as instructed.

 

Spotify Version: 1.1.5.153.gf614956d

Mac OS 10.11.6

Mac Mini mid-2010

mirandawagner11
Newbie

Having the same problem, updated the app and it's still doing it. Been like this for months. 

Or should I say "shtnom rof siht ekil neeB" -_-

robintheoffice
Newbie

It had settled down for me in recent months, then I updated the app today as you'd suggested.

 

It's now happening again, worse than before. Backwards text, and again, arrow keys are apparently disabled when it happens.

 

Version 1.1.5.153.gf614956d

Macbook Air.

High Sierra 10.13.6

robintheoffice
Newbie

Yeah, having updated, it's doing it absolutly every time now.


And I delete what's there and try again, and it does it again.

 

And I highlight the text with the mouse, and delete it and try it again, and it does it again.

 

So as we enter month 6 of this bug, this is simply an unusable feature. And it's the search box.

robintheoffice
Newbie

Just tried again today, and the search bar is now entering the text backwards 100% of the time.

 

Whatever's changed has, if anything, made it much, much worse.

cgadam
Newbie

Spotify team,

 

I completely uninstalled the Spotify client for Mac. (Even deleted: ~/Library/Application Support/Spotify)

Then re-installed client from webpage: 1.1.5.153.gf614956d

 

The issue is still happening.

 

I am consistently able to reproduce by doing the following steps:

 

- Write something

- Select ALL (using the mouse, from right to left)

- Write something (it's written backwards)

 

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