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No Help > Search field in V2.5.x for Mac?


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I know there are some issues with the built-in help in (some?) OS versions so it has at least for now been removed & all help directed to a web-based version, so that may be why the Help menu no longer has a Search field but please consider that for Mac users in earlier versions that field can also be used to highlight & select menu items, so even if there is no built-in help it is still a very useful feature.

Should it not be clear what I mean, below is an example from AD V2.4.x showing all the menu items that include the search word "text"

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So please consider adding this functionality back in the Mac versions, even if there is no way to link to the Help Topics.

EDIT: It took me a while to find the older discussion about this at https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/201635-online-help-to-resolve-search-in-macos-that-affects-macos/ but since the retail version of V2.4.2 still has the Search field I have to wonder why we can't have it in the 2.5 version as well....

 

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Definitely a bad decision… :/ 
My take on this still stands: 

 

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Absolutely agreed. I rely on the Help >Search to quickly locate and execute commands instead of hunting around the main menu's hierarchical structure, like using macOS's built-in Spotlight Search to quickly execute opening apps, doing simple calculations on the built-in calculator, finding contacts, etc. A quickly accessible CLI is invaluable.

Please return this vital functionality. Thanks for all you do!

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Oh yes, we can't live without it, invaluable and quick help.

I'm reducing my visits to this forum or taking a break. I'm not getting anything out of talking to a wall and otherwise to a few forum mass posters. It's a waste of time, and Serif keeps making the same mistakes anyway. Let's see some results now, Serif + Canva. And no Tik Tok communication, please! There's simply a limit to how far out things can get.

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