A first look at Tools 8.50’s new User Interface October 7, 2009Posted by Duncan in PeopleTools 8.50.
I’ve installed a Tools 8.50 VM and thought I’d post a few screenshots of the new ‘Swan UI’ improvements, just so to get those of you that haven’t taken the plunge yet excited.
First up is the new menu system:
It takes a couple of goes to get used to it, as you need to click the items in the top menu to get the menu to drop down, but you only need to hover over the menu items in the drop down menu to get them to unfold. If you click on a folder in the drop down menu then it loads the navigation collection for that folder. It’s pretty intuitive when you think about it, it just seemed inconsistent to begin with.
Once you’ve navigated into a component then you don’t need to go back to the root menu to find the next page, you can pick up the navigation from any step on the way by clicking the appropriate item in the breadcrumbs:
Also new are modal prompts (partial page refresh instead of reloading the entire page):
and also Hover Panels (probably not their real name):
I also liked the autocomplete on prompt fields:
and the automatic results display for portal registry search: