Breaking: #97243 - Remove global jQuery access via window.$

See Issue #97243

Description

The global window.$ accessor to the jQuery instance is now no longer provided.

Global jQuery usage has been deprecated in Issue #86438 with the suggestion to use JavaScript modules instead. With the integration of browser native ES6 modules jQuery should now be loaded as a regular module.

Impact

Loading the ES6 ‘jquery’ module no longer has side effects, as the global scope window is no longer polluted by writing to the property $. This renders any jQuery.noConflict() workarounds unneeded.

Affected Installations

All installations that use $ to invoke jQuery in inline JavaScripts or custom JavaScript modules that miss to define their jQuery import, and implicitly used the global before.

Migration

Migrate to ES6 JavaScript modules and use import $ from 'jquery'; instead.