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Workspace Configuration

Configuration of workspace options.

MediaBeacon's workspaces and components can be configured by Global Administrators in three ways, Admin Mode, Admin-Only menu commands, and Option & Configuration dialogs. The first two are discussed below, while dialogs are covered in context throughout Workspace Configuration subsections.

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Admin Mode

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Normal View
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Admin Mode

A key concept in MediaBeacon configuration is "admin mode". In this state, the UI is displayed with additional elements allowing access to a variety of different configuration interfaces.

Admin mode is enabled by either a contextual menu command, or a keyboard shortcut:

  • Selecting the "Admin Mode" command in the workspace contextual menu.
  • macOS: Command-Shift-A
  • Windows: Control-Shift-A

While in Admin mode, the UI displays several configuration elements:
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  • Workspace Tabs (blue)
  • Layout Zones (purple)
  • Components (pink)
  • View component filter header configuration
  • Metaform Stamp component configuration
  • Gear Icons, indicating
    • Workspace Tab Menus
    • Layout Zone Configuration Panels
    • Component Configuration Panels

Admin-Only Menu Commands

These commands are always visible to Global Administrator-level users.

  1. Menu Bar > Create > Workspace: Opens the "Add Workspace" dialog.
  2. Menu Bar > Manage:
    1. Workspace: Opens the "Manage Workspace" dialog.  
    2. History: Opens the "History" dialog.
      1. Use of this command is granted to non-admin users when the "View Global Asset Log" permission restriction is not set in user's current ACL.
    3. Dictionaries: Opens the "Dictionary" dialog.
      1. Use of this command is granted to non-admin users when the "Administer Dictionaries" permission restriction is not set in user's current ACL.
    4. External Plugins: Opens the "External Plugins" dialog.
      1. Use of this command is granted to all users if the installation's License permits use of the Connectors.
    5. Workflow: Opens the "Workflow Manager" dialog.
    6. R3Search: Opens the "R3Search" dialog.
    7. System Status: Opens the "System Status" dialog.
    8. System: Redirects the user to the "Admin Core" interface.
      1. Note: This interface can be opened as a separate tab.
  3. Contextual Menu and Asset Menu, when used on a .mbwidget or .xmpper asset
    1. "Load Component"
    2. "Load Workspace"

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