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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.

Watch the five-minute video User Interface | Overview to learn about the elements of the UI16 user interface.

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.