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Engage!!!     Ehm… I Meant HOVER!

I can’t remember exactly how many times I have heard the request to have a hover menu (or mouse-over) capability for the top-level navigation in SAP Enterprise Portal from customers.

Many companies’ portal teams have received feedback from their portal users that being able to see what is hiding underneath a menu entry before you click would be the desirable way to work in a portal.

Good news!
In SAP Enterprise Portal, this feature is available.

In the following steps (captured in an SAP Enterprise Portal 6.0 on WebAS 6.40), I will show you how to turn it on. It is literally a two minute activity!

Step 1:
Make sure you have content administration rights.
Go to the tab “Content Administration” and click on “Portal Content”, then “Portal Users”, then “Standard Portal Users”.
Right-click to edit the object Default Framework Page

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Step 2:
Select the radio button “Top-Level Navigation” and right-click to edit.
Make sure you select “Show All” in the Property Editor under “Property Category”.
Scroll down until you get to the entry “Hover”.
Change the value to “true” – the default setting is “false”.

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Step 3:
Move your mouse from where you were:

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Step 4:
You will see the sub-entries of the selected top-level navigation item without having to click on it and changing views.
In this case, I had sent my mouse over to the content administration area where I am now able to see the selections of that area.

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You have now enabled your users to mouse-over the top-level navigation entries and see whatever lies underneath!
One more tip – in this portal, the submenus are not that easy to read because of the colors selected in the theme.
You probably want to double-check that and select more visibly contrasting colors.

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      It is a good thing to know about this new feature in WebAS 6.40.
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      Actually, you can do this all the way back to SAP Enterprise Portal 5.0, but it was a tad more difficult there.
      Go to http://help.sap.com/ and search in the appropriate release for "Hover".
      The screenshots I took were in a new release of the SAP Enterprise Portal.
      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      It is a good thing to know about this new feature in WebAS 6.40.
      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      Actually, you can do this all the way back to SAP Enterprise Portal 5.0, but it was a tad more difficult there.
      Go to http://help.sap.com/ and search in the appropriate release for "Hover".
      The screenshots I took were in a new release of the SAP Enterprise Portal.
      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      It is a good thing to know about this new feature in WebAS 6.40.
      Author's profile photo Former Member
      Former Member
      Actually, you can do this all the way back to SAP Enterprise Portal 5.0, but it was a tad more difficult there.
      Go to http://help.sap.com/ and search in the appropriate release for "Hover".
      The screenshots I took were in a new release of the SAP Enterprise Portal.
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      Simply fantastic
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      Simply fantastic
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      Simply fantastic
      Author's profile photo Mike Woodward
      Mike Woodward
      SAP ought to publicise more these useful little features!
      Author's profile photo Mike Woodward
      Mike Woodward
      SAP ought to publicise more these useful little features!
      Author's profile photo Mike Woodward
      Mike Woodward
      SAP ought to publicise more these useful little features!
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      what I've been looking for, Elke. Thanks!

      Matthias (Yep. THE Matthias)

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      what I've been looking for, Elke. Thanks!

      Matthias (Yep. THE Matthias)

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      what I've been looking for, Elke. Thanks!

      Matthias (Yep. THE Matthias)

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      Hi,
         Its a nice blog and can we add a tooltip for the elements in TLN?I meant Hover Text?
      Regards,
      Raja Akella
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      Hi,
         Its a nice blog and can we add a tooltip for the elements in TLN?I meant Hover Text?
      Regards,
      Raja Akella
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      Former Member
      Hi,
         Its a nice blog and can we add a tooltip for the elements in TLN?I meant Hover Text?
      Regards,
      Raja Akella