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Hello community,

with SAP GUI for Windows 7.50 we have started the deprecation of the old themes “Classic” and “Enjoy” (including “Stramline” and “Tradeshow”). “Deprecation” means that we will not invest into these themes anymore and that we will remove them from the release following 7.50 (which is likely going to be called “7.60”).

This is intended as a heads-up information for all who are presently using “Classic” or “Enjoy”.

The remaining available themes will be:

  • SAP Signature Theme
  • Corbu Theme
  • Blue Crystal Theme
  • Belize Theme (also known as “Fiori visual theme for classical applications” – this theme can be used when running SAP S/4HANA 1610 and newer releases of SAPS/4HANA)

After the upgrade to SAP GUI for Windows 7.60 users who had selected “Classic” or “Enjoy” will get the default theme of the new release instead. This will likely be Blue Crystal Theme and Belize Theme (for SAP S/4HANA).

For compatibility reasons we will not apply any changes in release 7.50.

Our recommendation is to switch to one of the more modern themes as quickly as possible. The new themes offer multiple advantages over the old ones, like:

  • Better scalability (especially when it comes to the icons)
  • DPI awareness
  • Better integration with other SAP UI Frameworks (which never offered Classic or Enjoy anyway)

When running SAP S/4HANA 1610 we recommend using the Belize theme which introduces a really modern and Fiori-like look in SAP GUI:

Best regards,
Frank Krause
SAP GUI Team

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        1. Frank Krause Post author

          Hi,

          SAP GUI for Windows 7.60 is planned to become available in late February 2019.
          However, as usual, we won’t guarantee this.

          Best regards,
          Frank

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      1. Mike Pokraka

        An old question: Is, or will the GUI ever be available for download without an S-ID?

        This is really frustrating, as people don’t always have S-IDs, or sometimes only S-IDs without download capability (as is the case for me now). But I’d still like to get the latest GUI patches for use with my own developer system.

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        1. Frank Krause Post author

          Hello Mike,

          no, this is not going to happen as far as I can see. The license conditions for SAP GUI demand that you are an SAP customer to be eligible to download SAP GUI.

          Best regards,
          Frank

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          1. Mike Pokraka

            Thanks for the feedback. But it seems to be a somewhat arbitrary license restriction.

            I mean, why? Firstly, it is possible to obtain it from SAP without a customer license, as it is included in several other free packages I can get with a P-user. But it may be a slightly outdated version or not the platform I want.

            Secondly, if someone really wanted to get it, a copy can be found on the internet. So the license won’t stop anyone from getting a copy if they really wanted it. It just makes it risky as we’d potentially be downloading it from an unknown source.

            So… what is the point? As a non-customer I can run a trial version of NetWeaver, so I’m licensed to use it but not download? I’m licensed to download it as part of a bigger package, but heaven forbid I might want to apply a patch?

            Of course I understand it’s not your rules, so my ‘rant’ is more at your bizarre legal setup.

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    1. Frank Krause Post author

       

      Hello Christian,

      with SAP GUI 7.50 you can set different colors for your systems with Enjoy, Signature (since 7.30) and Blue Crystal (new in 7.50).

      Best regards,
      Frank

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  1. Joachim Rees

    Hi Frank,

    I’m not crying a tear for those old themes, so no problem getting rid of them! 🙂

    But: Why do you still keep Signature and Corbu around? Wouldn’t Blue Crystal and Belize be enough?!

    (I guess it’s because lot’s of customers still run on those old themes, and you don’t want to break them…. but would they really switch to the latest client then? Or just stick with the older ones, that still support old themes?)

     

    best

    Joachim

     

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  2. Fabio Giacobbe

    Hello,

    in 750 is still available to store login password?

    I had just installed 750 and I have some old shortcut with stored password, but now  doesn’t work!

    many thanks

    Fabio

     

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    1. Frank Krause Post author

       

      Hello Fabio,

      please check our SAP Note
      146173 – SAPShortcut: Saving password in SAPShortcut – not recommended

      Storing passwords in SAP Shortcuts is technically still possible, but I do not think that this is a good idea. Anybody who has access to such a shortcut can log on to a system with your user. It is much better to use SSO solutions than to take such risks.

      Best regards,
      Frank

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    1. Frank Krause Post author

      Hi Abdulrahman,

      we do not plan to support Belize on older SAP products for multiple reasons:

      • Belize introduces new features only supported with a new SAP_BASIS release (the “FIORI_USAGE”). These features cannot be downported and without them Belize does not make much sense.
      • Belize introduces much more fundamental changes than the previous themes. One big aspect is the screen metrics, but there are others. Therefore we recommend to check and adopt applications before running them with Belize. At SAP we did this intensively for the S/4HANA applications and we modified a number of them.  These changes are only available for S/4HANA.

      Best regards,
      Frank

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    1. Frank Krause Post author

      Hello Vikas,

      sure, this is a normal feature which is part of the options dialog and can be rolled-out via distributing a registry value (for example via a script action in the installation package defined with NWSAPSetup).

      The SAP GUI Administration Guide explains which registry value is needed:

      “Accept SAP Fiori visual theme”

      [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SAP\General\Appearance]AcceptFioriTheme (REG_DWORD) [Default: 1] {0; 1}

      The administration guide also explains how to use the read-only feature to make individual options disabled if you want to do that.

      Best regards,
      Frank

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      1. Former Member

        Thanks Frank . . ..

         

        I have a New Question related to SAP GUI 7.5 .

         

        Can we Remove Registry keys as well whenever we uninstall Previous version of SAP GUI and Install SAP GUI 7.5 .

         

        Let me elaborate more : We have Installed SAP GUI 7.4 in a Machine where we added some customizing script. we want whenever we uninstall any older version of SAP GUI it deletes the entries in Registry keys as well .

        Can we do it using Scripting ?

         

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        1. Frank Krause Post author

          Hi,

          NWSAPSetup offers features that allow you to add specific actions to installation packages. This can for example be the creation of registry keys / values.

          In my opinion your should investigate this option. The SAP GUI Installation Guide and the documentation available in an SAPSetup Installation Server will help you.

          Best regards,
          Frank

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    1. Frank Krause Post author

      Hello Marcel,

      we are thinking about introducing an option for bringing back the icons in header and footer in Belize theme. However, if this comes, it will only come for a new release.

      There are quite different opinions on whether these icons increase usability or not, but my personal opinion is that we should better give power users the choice.

      Best regards,
      Frank

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      1. Marcel Gäbe

        It would be great, if the icons come back. First time i saw the new theme (belize), i said to me: “they forget the icons”, but then i read the release notes. Because of missing icons, i do not use this theme.

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        1. Kevin Ooi Wen Chong

          I definitely agree with empowering users by providing the option of the reintroducing the icons.

          Some users prefer to have as many functionalities within the same screen (i.e. icons) which can be faster to navigate for experienced users while others may prefer clarity with the menu text (i.e. current Belize).

          So, having an option will definitely be great.

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          1. Frank Krause Post author

            Hi all,

            we have just finished the implementation of the return of the icons in Belize theme for SAP GUI for Windows 7.60. Since this indeed has a very positive effect for users, we will make this the default in SAP GUI for Windows 7.60 (however, there is an option to turn off the icons if you want).

            Best regards,
            Frank

             

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    1. Frank Krause Post author

      Hello Yogesh,

      the removal of the Enjoy Themes will come with SAP GUI 7.60 – for SAP GUI for Windows 7.50 nothing will change.

      You are right in saying that the discussion in this blog is a bit mixed between the releases.

      Best regards,
      Frank

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    1. Frank Krause Post author

      Hello Sebastian,

      you won’t have to miss Classic, because we have decided to keep supporting and shipping this theme. However, we will remove the Enjoy modes (Enjoy, Streamline, Tradeshow).

      The decision to keep Classic in was taken based on feedback of users who like Classic and it is also based on the fact that we ourselves almost gain nothing from removing that theme.

      Best regards,
      Frank

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  3. Nisheeth Rastogi

    Nice Blog!

     

    One question: How to increase the number of items in tables and ALV lists on the belize? This is just counter-productive if you ask me as users need to do more navigation to enter / view the same data.

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    1. Frank Krause Post author

      Hello Nisheeth,

      unfortunately, there is no way to achieve this unless you reduce the font size in the SAP GUI settings. The metric of the Belize theme was designed to be relatively big and the visual effect of this change is indeed quite strong. On the other hand this reduces the amount of data on the screen. This is why we implemented a different line height for tables, ALVs and ABAP lists in Belize (26pixels instead of 32pixels).

      So this is desired by our designers.

      Best regards,
      Frank

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