Switch between UI16 and UI15

You can switch between the UI16 and UI15 user interface versions.

Before you begin

Role required: admin

About this task

After UI16 is activated, all users see the enhanced UI16 user interface. By default, administrators see a button at the top of the System Settings window that lets them switch between UI16 and UI15. The administrator can add a system property to configure other roles that see the button.

Procedure

  1. Click the gear icon (Gear icon) in the banner frame to open the System Settings window.
  2. Click Switch to UI15 or Switch to UI16.
    The button that appears is based on which UI version you are using when you open System Settings.
    The application refreshes with the selected UI. Your homepage appears in the content frame. You can access your favorites on the Edge (UI15) or in the Favorites tab of the application navigator (UI16).

Configure roles allowed to switch between UI16 and UI15

After you enable UI16, users with the admin role see a button in the System Settings window that allows them to switch between UI16 and UI15. You can add a system property to configure other roles that are allowed to switch UI versions.

Before you begin

Role required: admin

About this task

You may need to allow users who develop or configure applications to view the changes in both versions of the user interface. You list the roles in the new system property, and users with one of the roles see the switch button at the top of the System Settings window.

Procedure

  1. Add a new system property with the following field values.
    Field Value
    Name glide.ui.ui15_switch_roles
    Type string
    Value Enter a comma-separated list of roles that are allowed to switch between UI16 and UI15. If you set the value to Public, all users are able to switch between the UI versions.
  2. Click Submit.

What to do next

Test the new system property by impersonating a user with one of the roles and verifying that the switch button appears when the user opens the System Settings window.