That setting is on play.spotify.com, but not on the other one. Try copying the Spotify URL, going to the desktop client and pasting it into its search bar. It should take you to the playlist / song / artist.
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Ok, I managed to figure out what happened. The toggle has indeed been removed, but it's no longer needed. When in the web player, just click on the device switcher (the icon at the bottom, looks the same as in the desktop app) and choose your computer. The preference will stick until explicitly switched again.
Lame workaround we shouldn't have to do but, if you share the URI instead of the song link, and dump THAT into the app search bar it will bring up the album with the song hightlighted. Closest solution i've been able to figure out yet.
wth? Why push me to the web inteface when I always use the app? And no way to sort this out in the settings any longer. I am ending my subscription. I can't keep paying to stupid **bleep** companies like this.
Thanks Endixx for the userscript link and 9815pablo for the Chrome extension. I mentioned Stopify before and just edited my post b/c it turns out it's buggy and does not work properly. I tried a few other extensions for comparison and the best one seems to be Open Spotify link in client that 9815pablo recommended. This one works well, loads the links instantly in the desktop player, and doesn't leave the browser tab open the way the script does.
Every 2 weeks Spotify updates the iOS app, but there hasn't been even 1 update to the desktop app in over a year, and it isn't even fully compatible with OSX Yosemite. They've certainly done a great job abandoning the desktop player.