Tab options

A workspace is comprised of two different types of Tabs: System Tabs and Custom Tabs. By modifying tab options (displaying, hiding, and setting up customized tabs) to fit a specific Workspace, a member can navigate easily through the system, saving time and performing more efficiently.

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System Tabs
Modifying System Tab Settings
Custom Tabs
Creating Custom Tabs
Removing Custom Tabs
Maintaining Custom Tab Links In Template/Cloned Workspaces
Opening Custom Tabs in a new window or tab

System tabs

Workspace system tabs are created by iMeet® Central and cannot be removed or deleted. However, they can be set to be displayed or hidden by a workspace administrator. Hiding system tabs when not in use can improve the look of the workspace interface and make navigation smoother. System tabs appear to the left of any custom tabs and cannot be reordered.  You can access the System Tabs by navigating to Settings > Tab Options.


Modifying system tab settings

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Select Tab Options from the drop down menu
  3. Use the check boxes to enable or disable the system tabs
  4. Click Update when finished


Note: Removing a tab from the Workspace navigation does not disable that part of the Workspace. The tab simply provides a link to that feature.


Custom tabs

Creating Custom Tabs will allow you to point users to virtually any page within your workspace, speeding up access to core databases, folders, task lists, reports, etc. Another great use for creating custom tabs, is disabling standard system tabs and replacing them with more appropriate labeled tabs. 

For example:

  • Refer to your Intranet Workspace's calendar as "Vacation and Travel Calendar"
  • Re-label the Tasks Tab "Help Desk To Do's"
  • Direct your community to the Forum with a tab labeled "Environmental Discussions"

Creating custom tabs

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Select Tab Options from the drop down menu
  3. Choose Custom Tabs (you can also go here directly by clicking on +Add Tab link in the tab navigation) 
  4. Click New Custom Tab

Removing custom tabs

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Select Tab Options from the drop down menu
  3. Click on the trashcan icon for the custom tab you want to delete

Maintaining custom tab links in template/cloned workspaces

Custom tabs linking to specific Wikis pages or folders in Files & Discussions can break when cloning or creating workspaces from a template because the custom tabs feature functions through internal links. Internal links use a relative URL that includes only information after the workspace name.

Custom Tab links can be preserved by using relative URL links instead of full URL links.

For links to wiki pages, use the wiki page name found at the end of the URL.

For example, if you have a wiki page such as:


The relative link you should use is: Forms

For links to specific folders, use the folder ID found at the end of the URL and format the link as av&catid=[folderID]

For example, if you have a folder link as such:


The relative link you should use is: av&catid=362480

Opening custom tab links in a new window or tab

Custom tab links can be set to open the link in a new window or a new tab in the browser. Please use the following java language in your links:

  • Opening in a new window

    • javascript:makeRemote('url goes here')
  • Opening in a new tab

    • javascript:void('url goes here', '_blank'))
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