As the title suggests i´m having problems when I change the appearance to ´Simple, dictionary style´ for my glossary. After doing this the settings ´cog´ disappears from the top right corner of the glossary page, which means I can´t import XML files to add entries. Why does this happen? Under every other appearance setting the cog stays in place and I can edit and add entries directly from the glossary page. Thanks for any help!
Assuming you're using a custom theme, can you try switching to the standard Boost theme to see whether the settings cog displays then?
We have just upgraded to Moodle 3.5.3 (Build: 20181112) and are using the Boost theme. We are also experiencing the same issue - if the glossary is set to 'Simple Dictionary Style' the glossary Actions Menu (cog) is missing. I have noticed that in the breadcrumbs if it says "Browse by Alphabet" or "Browse by Category" the cog does not display. I did manage to somehow remove this from the breadcrumbs and the cog displayed but I am unable to repeat this.
The easiest work around I found was to change the Appearance - Display Format to something other than 'Simple Dictionary Style', the cog would appear so then I could use the cog to export / import my entries. Then edit the settings and change my display format back to 'Simple Dictionary Style. Thanks
Thanks for your post which prompted me to investigate things further. I discovered by chance that you can get the cog back simply by clicking on the link for the glossary name ('Glossary' in your screenshot).
Thus, it seemed that the cog only disappeared when you tried browsing by category or using the index etc.
I tried with several display formats (not just simple, dictionary style) and each one had the same problem - as soon as you try browsing by category etc. the cog disappears.
You're welcome to try it out on our school demo site here: https://school.demo.moodle.net/mod/glossary/view.php?id=650 (log in as a teacher).
I created a bug report - MDL-64856 - for developers to investigate and fix.