When will 'sort search results by column heading' be restored to Spotify?

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Re: When will 'sort search results by column heading' be restored to Spotify?

Festival Fanatic
‎2014-04-25 08:49 AM

Honestly - I love upgrades - but it's true that one of the quickest ways to break something, is to fix it when it ain't broken.

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Re: When will 'sort search results by column heading' be restored to Spotify?

Garage Band
‎2014-04-25 07:07 PM

Hej everybody.

I am a professionel musician and use Spotify often, when I teach my students.

If the sort funtion does not get restored back, so I can sort them by column I will have to find another program to use all together. Searching for something specific, just takes to much time now and I don't have that time when I am teaching.

Please Spotify. Restore the "sort search by columns"-function as fast as you can or your gonna lose my business.

 

Carsten Coach, Denmark.

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Re: When will 'sort search results by column heading' be restored to Spotify?

Roadie
‎2014-04-25 07:14 PM

Carsten,

 

You do know the workaround?

This causes it to act just like it did before they broke it.

 

Here's an example. I want to search for songs called 'Glad All Over'.

So, instead of just entering 'glad all over' for a search, I enter this:

spotify:search:glad all over

 

That causes the column headings to be responsive, and then I can sort by columns, just like before they broke it.

 

So that is what I've been doing, I just prefix my search text with 'spotify:search:' and then I'm happy with the results.

Not quite as happy as before they broke it, maybe, but happy enough.

 

Best wishes,

Wade Cottingham

Dallas, TX

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Re: When will 'sort search results by column heading' be restored to Spotify?

Music Lover
‎2014-05-01 08:19 PM

Thanks for the work around, but I hope this gets made the default behaviour as I shouldn't have to memorise search strings just to be able to sort the results.  If there is some sort of designer / politics nonsense going on with it, make it a Preferences option.

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Re: When will 'sort search results by column heading' be restored to Spotify?

Music Fan
‎2014-05-02 07:16 PM

It is absolutely basic to be able to search by the column headings (Song, Artist, Album. Time etc.)

 

It used to work perfectly before the 'upgrade.'

 

I cannot begin to imagine why anyone would think this function could be dispensed with.

 

Similarly the scroll bar on the right is now virtually invisible and far too narrow in Windows 7.

 

Can someone from Spotify please advise when this error will be corrected?

 

Many thanks

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Re: When will 'sort search results by column heading' be restored to Spotify?

Music Lover
‎2014-05-02 07:43 PM

You can also put the whole search list into a new playlist, then go to that playlist and find that good old sort function in working order. 

This is absurd.

I can't find one single advantage with the new Spotify version. You can't see what's selected, can't see the scroll bar, can't extend column widths, can't star, can't SORT... can't sort!? ... sorting is the foundation of the digital world ... Please, help desk, tell me how to reinstall the old version!!!

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Re: When will 'sort search results by column heading' be restored to Spotify?

Gig Goer
‎2014-05-05 10:21 AM

Hey guys,

 

Thanks for the workaround, works like a charm, but I insist too : we need to have this behaviour by default !

 

It is not Easter anymore ;)

 

Thanks a lot,

4wk_

France

4wk_
Paris, France
Spotify Premium user for 5 years
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Re: When will 'sort search results by column heading' be restored to Spotify?

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Music Fan
‎2014-05-05 10:34 AM

For me, the sort on column is not really a feature anymore, but a standard.

Remove it is an unproductive nonsense.

The workaround is good, but temporarily.

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Re: When will 'sort search results by column heading' be restored to Spotify?

Garage Band
‎2014-05-05 11:51 AM

I agree. :-)

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Re: When will 'sort search results by column heading' be restored to Spotify?

Concert VIP
‎2014-05-05 02:34 PM

Thanks for the workaround! Too bad it's so unintuitive that people can't figure it out on their own.

 

I want to add to the general complaints on this thread that as far as i remember, having been a Premium customer for 4-5 years, this is the first time that a Spotify update has made the UX far worse. This is so bad that I wonder if the person responsible for the search function is even using Spotify himself. (Or herself.)

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