Sales Return in a new invoice

Sales returns were easily handled by ErpNext by entering negative quantity during many years…
This seems to be changed.
Often a client comes and buy items A,B,C and returns at the same time items X and Y.
As said, in the past no problem…Now it seems that returns can only be processed by linking to the original Sales invoice…An unnessasary complexity…or do I miss something

FWIW this thread seems to share your issue How do I make Returns through the Sales Invoice module?

Thanks…read the thread…all this is a step back…entering a negative number was working fine for many years…@umair