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Application Toolbar settings

Application Toolbar

The Application Toolbar is the top bar on every page of the intranet. It allows easy access to a user's homepage, profile page, notifications, favorites, recently viewed pages from any page. Users see a list of any files they have locked for editing, and can check the files back in from the toolbar. There is direct access to help information, the Edit profile page, and the option to show or hide archived content from the gear icon on the right of the Application Toolbar. You can also add custom links to the Application Toolbar, for things that are important or frequently used in your organization.

Administrators enter and leave admin mode and access the Administration panel via the menu that drops down when you click on your name or profile photo on the right of the Application Toolbar.

For more information, see end user instructions on how to use the Application Toolbar.

Configure settings for the Application Toolbar

The Administration panel contains several options for customizing the Application Toolbar. These relate to the Toolbar's appearance, and the options available from the Toolbar.

To change the following four settings:
  1. Go to the Administration panel > Advanced options section > Configuration settings page.
  2. Type toolbar in the Search config settings field to narrow the list of settings.

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  3. Find the desired setting, and click in the Value column beside it to change the setting.
  4. Click Save.

For more details, see the individual instructions for each setting below.

Display Recents in Toolbar

Administrators can choose whether or not to have recently viewed intranet pages display in the Application Toolbar.
  1. Go to the Administration panel > Advanced options section > Configuration settings page.
  2. Type "toolbar" in the Search config settings field to narrow down the configuration settings.
  3. Find the config setting applicationToolbar.recently.viewed.pages.enabled, click in the Value column beside that setting, and click the radio button beside the desired value:
    1. Select true to have Recents show in the Application Toolbar
    2. Select false to remove Recents from the Application Toolbar.
  4. Click Save.

Change number of Recents

Administrators can control the maximum number of recently visited intranet pages that display when "Recent" is clicked in the Application Toolbar. To change the number of Recents:
  1. Go to the Administration panel > Advanced options section > Configuration settings page.
  2. Type "toolbar" in the Search config settings field to narrow down the configuration settings.
  3. Find the config setting applicationToolbar.recently.viewed.pages.count, click in the Value column beside that setting, and enter the maximum number of recently viewed pages to show in the Application Toolbar.
  4. Click Save.

Display Favorites in Toolbar

Administrators can choose whether or not to have Favorites display in the Application Toolbar. Favorites are always shown on users' profile pages, and can be set to show on users' homepages as well.
  1. Go to the Administration panel > Advanced options section > Configuration settings page.
  2. Type "toolbar" in the Search config settings field to narrow down the configuration settings.
  3. Find the config setting applicationToolbar.favorites.enabled, click in the Value column beside that setting, and click the radio button beside the desired value:
    1. Select true to have favorites show in the Application Toolbar
    2. Select false to remove favorites from the Application Toolbar.
  4. Click Save.

Choose Help URL

Users can access intranet help by clicking on their name or profile photo at the right of the Application Toolbar and selecting Help in the menu that opens. The default Help URL is http://www.thoughtfarmer.com/support/, the location of ThoughtFarmer's public intranet support documents.

Administrators can choose an alternate Help URL if they wish. Your organization may have created help pages or tutorials unique to your needs, independently or with the help of ThoughtFarmer's Support Team. To change the Help URL:
  1. Go to the Administration panel > Advanced options section > Configuration settings page.
  2. Type "toolbar" in the Search config settings field to narrow down the configuration settings.
  3. Find the config setting applicationToolbar.help.url, click in the Value column beside that setting, and enter the URL that you wish the Help option to direct to.
  4. Click Save.