Since ver 5.3.0 formatting toolbar background & text color?

In other versions from the formatting toolbar I was able to select the dropdown color palette for backround and text colors and drag the palette onto the document desktop to help in selecting/changing colors frequently. Since ver 5.3.0 we are no longer able to do this. I use colors in spreadsheets frequently and not being able to have the palette on the desktop is unacceptable. Why was this feature turned off, or was it accidently done?