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Additional controls

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 be selected.

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).

Login Button

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.

Logout Button

With this additional control a user can log off of the portal.

Language Switch

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 list.


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 applications.


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 Manager.

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 Briefcase.

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.

Layout Switch

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 switch control.

New Message

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

Portal Name

Shows the name of the portal

Hide Menu

Hides all menus; only the application area will be shown.

Breadcrumb Path

Shows the path from the start page up to the current location in the portal.

Application Name

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 correctly displayed if JavaScript is turned off.

With the Top link control, one may navigate one level upwards. Default layout switches to the standard layout of the end device.

Change Password

This control shows a link to change the password.