Flex UI Changes at a Glance

Quickly find where Classic tools and features are in the new Flex UI.

General Functionality

Keyboard Shortcuts: We developed a suite of keyboard shortcuts to help you do your work faster and easier.

> Learn more about the keyboard shortcuts

Use Preview Mode to follow links: You can no longer follow a link in Edit Mode. Instead, switch to Preview Mode. This will also reveal those 'helper' references to embedded Shared Content. (Hint: click the 'm' key to toggle back and forth.)

> Learn more about editing pages

Annotations are Hidden: Click the little icon at the top right of the window (it may show a number or a "+" sign) to reveal the annotations interface. We also added a new feature called Authoring Notes!

> Learn more about Annotations

> Learn about Authoring Notes

Think Touch-Screen Interface

Unlike the Classic version, right-clicking and double-clicking have no special function. Instead, select an item then look for additional tools or menus to appear.

Where Did It Go? (New Feature Locations)

Last reviewed: May 13, 2021

This is a quick reference. A comprehensive chart is provided for all the changes to the Sidekick tools and features.

Used to Be in the Sidekick
Classic UI Flex UI
Activate Page / Deactivate Page
now 'Publish Page' / 'Unpublish Page' in Page Information ('equalizer' icon)
Audit Log Sites Console: toggle Side Panel and see Timeline
Components Edit Console: toggle Side Panel and see Component Browser
Copy Page Sites Console: select page then click Copy in Command Menu
Create Child Page Sites Console: click Create in upper right
Delete Page Sites Console: select page then click Delete in Command Menu
Move Page
Sites Console: select page then click Move in Command Menu
Preview Mode Edit Console: click Preview button in upper right
Page Properties Sites Console: select page then click Properties in Command Menu
Edit Console: click Page Information ('equalizer' icon)
Reload page no replacement, instead refresh browser
Show References
Sites Console: toggle Side Panel and see References  
Versions Sites Console: toggle Side Panel and see Timeline
Websites now called 'Sites Console'
Locations of Other UBCMS Features
Classic UI Flex UI
Annotations
not shown until enter Annotation mode
Content Finder Edit Console: toggle Side Panel and see 'Assets Browser'
CRXDE
(developers only)
Start Page: see sidebar Tools + General
Digital Assets Manager
aka the "DAM"
now called Assets Console
Reports Start Page: see sidebar Tools + UB Custom Tools
Tag Admin Tool
(admins only)
Start Page, see sidebar Tools + General
Users / Group Manager
(admins only)
Start Page: see sidebar, see Tools + Security
Websites Admin Console now called 'Sites Console'
Training opportunities are available

> Learn more about the UBCMS.

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