User interface in Istanbul

There were no significant user interface changes from Geneva to Istanbul - both releases are displayed in UI16. List v3 was introduced in Helsinki, and it is available for use in Istanbul.

UI16

The UI16 interface provides an updated look and usability improvements.

Notable features include real-time form updates, user presence, a redesigned application navigator with tabs for favorites and history, and enhanced activity streams. UI16 is the default user interface for new instances. For upgraded instances, an administrator must activate UI16.

Figure 1. UI16 user interface
Table 1. UI16 components
Component Description
Banner frame Runs across the top of every page and contains a logo and the following information, controls, and tools.
  • User menu provides options to access your profile and preferences. Administrators can impersonate users and elevate their security role.
  • Connect sidebar icon (Connect sidebar icon): Lets you begin or continue conversations. This icon is available if Connect is enabled.
  • Global text search icon (Global text search icon): Finds records from multiple tables.
  • Help icon (Help icon): Opens the help panel with embedded help, where available. If there is no embedded help, it offers help search options.
  • Gear icon (Gear icon): Opens the System settings for the user interface (UI).
Application navigator Also called the left-navigation bar. Provides links to all applications and modules. See Application navigator.
Content frame Displays information such as lists, forms, homepages, and wizards.
The Edge The Edge is removed in UI16. The collapsed view of the UI16 application navigator is similar to the Edge.

List v3 in Istanbul

List v2 is the default version of lists and is supported in all versions of the UI. Users with the admin role can activate List v3, which is supported in UI16 only. Even when List v3 is activated, some UI16 lists may display in List v2. For details, see List v3 compatibility.

For details on how to activate and administer List v3, refer to List v3 administration.

Visual differences between v2 and v3 lists

If you are unsure whether a list is v2 or v3, look for the following identifiers.
  • The personalize list gear icon appears in the upper left corner of v2 lists. The personalize list option is located in the List title menu.
  • Page controls appear in the list title bar of v2 lists.
  • The list mode toggle appears in the list title bar of v3 lists. You can switch between the standard list mode, called Grid mode, and a Split list and form mode.
  • Avatars appear by user names in v3 lists.
  • Page controls appear in a footer at the bottom of the page for v3 lists.
  • The response time indicator does not appear on the bottom, right of v3 lists. You can create a property to display the response time in milliseconds (ms) on the lower left in the List v3 footer.
Figure 2. List v2 identifiers
In List v2, the personalize list icon appears in the upper left corner of the list and the page controls are in the list title bar
Figure 3. List v3 identifiers
In List v3, the list mode toggle appears in the list title bar, avatars appear by user names, and a footer appears at the bottom of the page

For more information on the differences between List v2 and v3, see the comparison of List v2 and List v3.