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Other Features:

There are four other regions of the Control Panel worthy of comment:


Type: mod_pathway

The pathway is the address line that displays to the top left (in the basic Joomla! installation) of the Control Panel, just below the Menu Bar. It shows the current directory and function that an administrator is currently in, within the site. It can be used for basic navigation by clicking on an active URL link within the pathway. Caution needs to be exercised in its use this way as any Item currently being edited will remain checked-out and, more importantly, there is a risk that any changes made to a page will be lost as well!

Version Checker:

The Version Checker that is particularly boldly positioned on the Control Panel displays the 'age' of the current installation that this web site is running. It also provides a link to the main Joomla! web site page that details the current Stable Release of Joomla! that is available. This is the Version that should be in use on this web site to ensure that all security and bug fixes are operable. In addition a cut-down variant of the Version Checker is displayed at the foot of every page.

note icon NOTE: It is possible to control whether this display is shown or not by editing the Parameters in the Modules=>Administrator Module - Quick Icons Module.

note icon NOTE:The Version Checker has been removed from the 1.0.12 release as this is the final intended release of the 1.0.x series of Joomla! The next anticipated release will be the 1.5.x series.

Warning Message Box: If, during installation of this web site, one of the essential parameters or accessibility settings was highlighted as being inappropriate, for example:  Joomla! RG_EMULATION setting is `ON` instead of `OFF` in file globals.php, then a block message highlighting this will be displayed on the Control Panel and within the Global Configuration screen until it is corrected or the warning is disabled (not recommended).

note icon NOTE: It is possible to control whether this display is shown or not by editing the Parameters in the Modules=>Administrator Module - Quick Icons Module. This does not alter the display of the warning in the Global Configuration panel.

The Information Bar:

Type: mod_mosmsg

The mail_ic Mail icon is located in the Information Bar at the top right of the screen and displays on most pages of the Administrator. When any system created messages arrive this icon will show the number awaiting attention. Click on the icon to access the Mail Box. Caution should be exercised when clicking this icon whilst editing any Content or settings as any changes made without saving will be lost by clicking this icon. It is best to right click the icon and select "open in another tab" or "open in another window".

Type: mod_online

The Users Online Users Online icon is also located in the Information Bar as above. It displays the total number of Users connected to the Front-end of the web site at that time (at least a close indication!). It will not include Super Administrators connected to the Back-end.

Logout username, again in the Information Bar, provides a shortcut for the current administrator to log out of the Administrator Back-end of the web site. Simply click upon the displayed username to log out. By default the display will now change to the Front-end, Front Page screen.

Last Updated ( Monday, 09 April 2007 )