Bug ID: 115445
Summary: UI: Small special characters box now hard to find
Version: 184.108.40.206 rc
It was possible to open a small special character box in some earlier versions
of Writer. I found that little box quite useful and applaud the designers for
In those earlier versions, the special character symbol in the Standard toolbar
had a small drop-down list where this small window could be selected.
When I wanted to open the small window after updating to 220.127.116.11, I expected
this option to still be there, but could not find it. I asked about this in the
forum, and found that this option is now available only by adding a button to
I am puzzled why the decisions were made to make this option less accessible
and to use the identical icon for the button. There must be some rationale for
the decisions, but it would certainly be easier to find this option if it could
be directly available on the toolbar.
If it is decided that this option should have its own button, it would be less
confusing if a different icon could be used for the button.
I am editing some user documentation and would like to let people know about
this box. Accessing it would be easy to describe if it could be accessed
directly on the toolbar. Otherwise, it might be too cumbersome.
It would be helpful to have a sense of whether the round-about way of accessing
it is likely to change in the near future.
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