How to search new documentation format / use old documentation format?

Salesforce recently migrated all of the API docs to a new format. The new format has some pretty colors and fonts, but is much less usable. For example the new format gives very little space to the table of contents, and no longer has a search input or feedback.

Is there anyway to revert back to the old doc format? Failing that, is there a trick to searching an api reference besides doing a global search of all of Is there any place I can provide some constructive feedback to Salesforce on this?

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Method 1

The docs team has just posted a blog about the retirement of the old portal and is responding to the community’s requests for improvements to the new.

They did add a search widget (which is in the screenshot in the docs blog article). Currently it only appears to work for single word searches. I suspect it will improve over time.

This problem has the attention of the most senior people in the docs and the organizations and work is in progress to address the usability feedback we are getting.

Method 2

Let @DanielBallinger create an idea, have @JasonClark promote it on the StackExchange, then wait, pray, and hope … (mostly wait)

A lot of these issues have now been addressed with their July 9th update. Mainly

  • deep links work now
  • search the current api
  • table of contents
    • can see a lot more of it (smaller font, less spacing between entries, prioritize space for table of contents relative to other features, i.e. pdf, language, etc.)
    • expands/scrolls to the section your on
  • can find the feedback widget now
  • code in docs uses fixed width font
    (full details in the update blog post)

All methods was sourced from or, is licensed under cc by-sa 2.5, cc by-sa 3.0 and cc by-sa 4.0

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