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Paper Lantern - Bring Back the Preferences Section

PCZero shared this idea 6 years ago
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The preferences section (from X3) and all of its option are gone. These options are used by a LOT of users and removing them is a HUGE stepbackwards. They really need to be restored and put in the main page as they were in X3.

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Is there any advance on this issue? It seems it would be one of the simpler fixes. Please advise.

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We felt these options were better separated from the other apps inside the 'sea of icons' on the main page because they are settings for the cpanel account itself (rather than objects or sub-systems which influence things hosted by the account).


They are not gone, though. They have been relocated behind the username in the top navigation. We found that this is a very common practice among the most popular website on the internet (including facebook, twitter, google and many many others). After performing usability tests of our own, we found that this move does not impede users in successfully finding these options.


Here's what it looks like:


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Additionally, in the upcoming 11.52 release, we have added a feature search on every page and made sure that these pages are returned in the search results.

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I know EXACTLY what it looks like and where they are. My users are having a lot of trouble finding them though. There really was no need to hide them. Developers should NEVER code things to make them MORE COMPLICATED when clean simple and easy work just fine. I strongly encourage the team to restore the functionality back to the cleaner simpler unhidden way it was before you coded unnecessary complexity. The reason they should be back and the first section is because they are setting parameters for cPanel itself! At a minimum you should provide an option to have the interface in whichever my end users want it.


Respond please.


BTW using facebook as an example of doing anything is akin using Hitler as an example of human rights. Please stop changing things just so the team can say 'look at what we changed'. That is rarely a good reason to do anything.

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In 11.52 the Preferences box is now hidden with a css rule so it can be shown by adding


#pref { display: unset;}

in your customizations

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YEAH!

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@PCZero - I'd like to close this feature request out as delivered since we've since shipped the preferences UI Group in a few versions of cPanel & WHM since your original request. Alright with you?

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