Bring back the ability to scroll with the cursor (not only arrow keys) over the font field to see layer text modifying live.
Thank you for filing this feature request.
You state, “Bring back the ability to scroll with the cursor”, however After Effects has never had this functionality. While Photoshop and some other Adobe applications allow this, After Effects has not ever previewed a font in context of selected text layers when the mouse pointer rolls over font names in the Font Family menu.
So, to clarify: are you asking that this functionality be added to After Effects? Or is there a different functionality that existed in previous releases of After Effects that you’re referring to?
My bad, you're right. I confused with the functionality from Photoshop. Sorry for that...
That said, this would be a great idea to put on the same level of functionality the Font Family menu between your main application (After Effect, Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign) !
This would avoid angry reactions from impatient people like me by the way.