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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"


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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