The additional controls give you a wide array of elements to manage
important functions in the portal. These elements take over tasks such
as logon and logoff, switching the portal between various layouts or
languages, and much more. If you click on the arrow next to the symbol
for additional controls, a list will open, from which the elements can
Grouping For Additional Controls
By selecting the Grouping for additional controls,
you can combine multiple controls into one container.
The Grouping for additional controls will be
displayed on the workspace as one element (Action group).
This additional control will be shown in the browser as a link, through
which a user can log on to or off of the portal. Clicking the link will
open a popup window for the authentication. If the user is already
logged on, he has here the additional ability to change his password.
With this additional control a user can log off of the portal.
The language switch shows, in link format, the languages that have been
defined in the country settings for the portal. Clicking one will
switch the user of the portal to the selected language.
Language Switch Selection List
This control allows the desired language to be chosen from a selection
Clicking this additional control will load the sitemap for all menu
items and applications in the main window of the portal. Each entry for
which the currently logged on user has access rights will be given as a
link. Via the sitemap, the user can navigate to specific menu items or
With this additional control, a user can search the entire portal for specific terms. The
search terms will be entered in a search field. With the Enter
key, or by clicking on the symbol to the left of the search field, the
search will be started. The search results (application
page) will be loaded by clicking on a link in the main window of the
portal. The search will only give the results for which the logged-on
user possesses sufficient access permissions.
Search By User
This additional control runs a search through the data in the User
Search in Applications and Users
This additional control combines the search within application data and
the search for users.
Favorites that have been added to the Favorites
portlet can be reached with this additional control directly via a selection list in
the menu container. The additional control will only be displayed if
favorites have been entered to the Favorites portlet.
With this additional control, currently loaded application pages can be
added to a personal briefcase. If you wish to add an application page
to the briefcase, first load the page, then click on Add to
Define a name here, under which the page will be saved to the
briefcase. Clicking on OK
will save the entry. With Open Briefcase
you can load the page again.
This additional control outputs the names of the available layouts of
the portal in link format. Users can switch between various layouts by
clicking the links.
Layout Switch Selection List
With this control, additional layouts to which you will want to switch
can be chosen from a selection list.
Layout Switch (Only Desktop Layouts)
This control can only be used for desktop layouts. If the layout should
be displayed for mobile end devices, please use the Layout
With this additional control, the Messenger window will be opened, in
which a message can be composed and sent.
Shows the first and last names of the current user.
Shows the current date and time
Shows the name of the portal
Hides all menus; only the application area will be shown.
Shows the path from the start page up to the current location in the
Shows the name of the application currently being visited.
The language and layout settings, and the password, can be changed
here. If required, additional options will be displayed, such as portal
settings or search functions.
Elements from the hidden area of an application page can also be set to
be displayed, or hidden, as required, with the Settings control.
Alternatively, the shortcut ALT + h can also be used.
Additional Controls for Mobile End Devices
In addition to the controls described here, you will find controls at
the end of the list for mobile end devices, which offer the same
functions as above but are designed for use on mobile end devices.
These controls contain, for example, no tables and will also be
With the Top link control, one may navigate one
level upwards. Default layout switches to the
standard layout of the end device.