Spotify 0.8.8 for Linux crashes if it cannot connect to Internet: how to fix it

If you upgrade Spotify for Linux to 0.8.8.x version and you have some network connection problems (for example you're behind a company firewall and need to set a proxy...) the application will crash/hang without letting you doing anything (neither setting Proxy informations)

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This is caused by a deadlock in the GUI and you can view the complete debugging informations hereĀ
To fix this, you just need to open this file \~/.config/spotify/prefs and add these two lines:

[sourcecode lang="text"]
network.proxy.addr="[email protected]"

of course substituting with your proxyip:proxyport.

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