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[Bug] Firefox search not listing all tracks

[Bug] Firefox search not listing all tracks

I added Spotify's official search engine in list of search engines on my Firefox (98) web-browser. The one which was auto-detected on open.spotify.com . But searching with it doesn't display all results. E.g. By searching for "like toy soldiers eminem" (without quotes) using Spotify website's search bar ( https://open.spotify.com/search/like%20toy%20soldiers%20eminem/tracks ) i'm able to find this track:

https://open.spotify.com/track/1rqKslDu4jD8zUwKu5bj1j?si=3723d4b7afee45b9

But doing same search via Spotify's search engine on Firefox ( https://open.spotify.com/search/like%2Btoy%2Bsoldiers%2Beminem/tracks ), this exact track (of the same album) doesn't get listed.

 

I hope @Novy doesn't lock my this thread with an illogical reply.

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Hey ChiragVirmani,

It seems like you have installed an add-on for your Firefox browser that is not officially created by Spotify. 
In such cases we can't guarantee that the feature will work 100% as expected as it's not supported by our teams but rather the 3rd party that used our API to create it.

If any other questions come to mind, do let us know 🙂
Cheers!

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@Vasil I did say "official". Even if u open this thread in Firefox, u would probably see a green circle with a plus on the magnifying glass on the search bar. This search engine is provided by Spotify.

Hey there @ChiragVirmani,


Thanks for the post.

 

We're currently unaware of any official web addons for Firefox from Spotify. Such extensions could be created by third party companies using the Spotify API. Can you send us a link + screenshot of how the addon appears on your browser and the page of the addon on https://addons.mozilla.org/.

 

We'll check this further.

 

Cheers.

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@Alex It's not an add-on like the way u r thinking, it's a custom search engine provided by Spotify website. Pls see my reply to Vasil and then tell me that do u see the green circle in ur desktop Firefox browser?

Hi there @ChiragVirmani,

 

Thank you for your reply.

 

We can confirm that when adding the search engine into Firefox, the implementation is created and maintained by Firefox and we are not responsible for how this functions outside of our native platforms or websites.

 

Let us know if you have any other questions 🙂

Have a great Friday and a wonderful start of your weekend!

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@Jeremy,

 

Quoting from the source code of open.spotify.com


<link rel="search" type="application/opensearchdescription+xml" title="Spotify" href="https://open.scdn.co/cdn/generated/opensearch.7e787b90.xml"/>

Opening the XML file


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<OpenSearchDescription xmlns="http://a9.com/-/spec/opensearch/1.1/" xmlns:moz="http://www.mozilla.org/2006/browser/search/">
<ShortName>Spotify</ShortName>
<Description>Spotify</Description>
<InputEncoding>UTF-8</InputEncoding>
<Image width="32" height="32" type="image/x-icon">https://open.scdn.co/cdn/images/favicon.5cb2bd30.ico</Image>
<Image width="196" height="196" type="image/png">https://open.scdn.co/cdn/images/favicon.0c211e2e.png</Image>

<Url type="text/html" method="get" template="https://open.spotify.com/search/{searchTerms}"/>
</OpenSearchDescription>

Spotify is providing above OpenSearch description file on its website, with autodiscovery turned on as shown by the <link> element. Spotify's moderator got caught lying.

Hello @ChiragVirmani,

Thanks for your reply. Let's get the record straight here so there is no misunderstanding.

We can only support and are responsible for the native search in our apps. Any search that happens outside of the apps, even if it uses our API or resources is not something we have full control of. I hope this makes sense.

In addition we'd advise you to be wary of any accusations. It seems you're rather misinterpreting our statement and we'd like to warn you that exhibiting accusatory or otherwise unfriendly behavior can lead to your Community account being suspended.

We hope this clears things up. Take care!

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@Kiril

There's still misunderstanding, from ur end.

It's Spotify's website which is instructing Firefox how to perform the searches. When searching via Firefox, "+"s are getting added between search terms. It's Spotify's immaturity, which can be easily corrected by Spotify's front-end web-developer or back-end web-developer also. It's like 4 minutes work for a single professional person. If the person is knowledgeable enough then it's less than 1 minute work. I don't know whether this makes sense to you. Spotify's mods are making a group effort to put down the thread instead of Spotify simply fixing the problem.

Is any of my accusations false? In fact, Spotify's mod Novy has made false accusation on me, in this thread:
https://community.spotify.com/t5/Closed-Ideas/Other-Option-to-forward-reverse-any-track-by-5-seconds...
She said i didn't check in existing ideas before submitting my idea and my idea is similar to ideas already posted. But reality is that before submitting my idea i used Spotify's own idea checker which said that similar idea hasn't been posted. I also googled before submitting the idea and Google too couldn't find any similar idea posted before. The machines are right; in my post i'm talking about skipping the song by 5 seconds on single click (like YouTube Music), the other ideas mentioned by Novy are talking about increasing the speed of the song by keeping a button pressed. Seems like Novy couldn't understand the difference, because of which she locked the thread. She has a fancy make-up though. Either i should be allowed to reply on that thread by having the thread unlocked or that thread should be deleted.

Your post itself is "unfriendly behavior". When are your and Novy's accounts getting suspended?

Also, AFAIK, Firefox is the leader in supporting OpenSearch. IMO you can't blame latest Firefox web-browser for something not working correctly in Spotify's website, 'cause that's not how web-development works. If any1 reports problem in Spotify's android app, then Spotify's mods can blame Google. If some problem in iOS app, then Spotify's mods can blame Apple. Then what's the point in us users reporting Spotify's bugs?

Workaround:

I created a bookmark:

Name: Spotify tracks

URL: https://open.spotify.com/search/%s/tracks

Keyword: s

Now if i want to search for tracks matching "the reason alex", i type this in the address bar:

s the reason alex

And press enter. This search is working fine.

"%s" replaces the search query, using spaces instead of "+"s. Keyword "s" is short for Spotify, u can change it if u want.

 

I was tempted to post on Firefox forums "Spotify employees blame Firefox for website issue".

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