[Emphasis added]TrackerSupp-Daniel wrote: ↑ It was a very deliberate change that required a very large amount of requests before the Dev team would agree to make it in the first place, it will require an order of magnitude more demand for them to even consider undoing the change after the work that was put in already.
I wonder where this large amount of requests can be found. Apparently not here in the forums, since to my knowledge, there are only these few threads about it:
At least one of the users who requested this change, I'd actually suspect more than one, came from F0xit Reader. Unfortunately however, Fxit is a traditionally rather awful PDF software that can't even begin to hold a candle to PDF-XChange Editor.
Foxit thus can't really make much of a starting place to look for improvements to PDF-XChange Editor.
Here is the promised screenshot showing why I believe this change was an unfortunate decision, and why it made a lot of sense that PDF highlights have had rounded ends for decades -- and still do, with the market leader (although probably only because nobody came up with this idea on how to make the user experience even worse than it already is, with Ad0be).
As can be seen from this example, the rounded ends of PDF text highlighters are formed such because then you can immediately tell at a glance and from a distance that this is a comment element -- and not just text shading that was already present in the original document.
Now with the rectangular highlighters, it is completely impossible to quickly see which highlighters are comments and which are not.
Therefore, I consider this change to be very unfortunate. It will lead to permanent significant downsides at least in my daily use case of PDF-XChange Editor.
Again, apologies for pestering the Tracker Team once again with this issue.
Please, consider reverting this unfortunate change.