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"Switch role to..." has disappeared in 3.2?

 
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"Switch role to..." has disappeared in 3.2?
 

Have the option to switch roles in the course been removed? In our 3.2.2 test environment we cannot find it anymore, not with our Essential theme, nor with Clean or Boost. (moodle/role:switchroles is set to allow.)

 
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Mary Cooch
Re: "Switch role to..." has disappeared in 3.2?
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Hello Peter. "Switch role to" is now in your user menu, top right. See Switch roles

 
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Re: "Switch role to..." has disappeared in 3.2?
 

Great, thank you Mary!

 
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Me
Re: "Switch role to..." has disappeared in 3.2?
 

Hi Mary (or anyone else who can answer my question),

I can't seem to find anything that details WHY the 'switch role to' function was moved.

I much prefer the old method of accessing the drop-down from the Admin menu without having to load a new page in order to select your new role.

Can you tell me if there's a valid reason for un-improving things? (Just my perspective. There may be a valid reason, which is why I'm asking the question!)

Thanks!

 
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Mary Cooch
Re: "Switch role to..." has disappeared in 3.2?
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Hello Rebecca. I would think the reason the Switch role to ..feature was moved to the user menu was in order to remove it from the administration block, because the new default boostrap-based theme Boost doesn't use the administration block, and so items which were there had to be relocated elsewhere. Blocks don't display in the mobile app  and they use up screenspace so the fewer blocks the better. However, if your theme does still use the administration block then I can see why you feel its removal from there is unfortunate.

 
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Me
Re: "Switch role to..." has disappeared in 3.2?
 

Thanks, Mary.

It is unfortunate that the new Boost theme gets higher priority than other themes sad

 
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