Turning On & Off New Freedom UI Features in Creatio 8.0.6

In the new Creatio 8.0.6 release, a new application shell was introduced – the Freedom UI Shell. In addition, out of the box, the Account and Contact pages are now Freedom UI pages (assuming you have the Customer 360 app installed, which is installed by default in new systems). However, what if you don’t yet want those things?

Turning off the Freedom UI Shell

First of all, the new shell is completely beautiful. However, if it’s disruptive to users to have such a big change, it’s possible to turn it off which will give you back the classic Creatio UI. This allows you to better prepare users and possible have some training with them before turning it on. To turn off the new Freedom UI Shell, look for the following system setting:

Setting name: “Use Freedom UI interface”  – Setting code: “UseNewShell”

Setting this to False will turn of the new Shell. Note, this is a per-user setting! Meaning, you can turn off for some users and allow other power users to have the new shell.

Turning off Freedom UI Pages

If you’re not yet ready for users to use the new Freedom UI pages there are some system settings to change. The settings to use will depend on whether you’re using the new Freedom UI Shell, or the older classic Creatio shell (see previous setting for turning on/off the new Freedom UI shell)

If you have the new Freedom UI Shell active
Setting name: “Default edit pages in new UI” – Setting code: “EditPagesUITypeForFreedomHost”

If you have the classic shell active
Setting name: “Default edit pages in old UI” – Setting code: “EditPagesUITypeForEXTHost”

Turning these settings to false will cause links to accounts & contacts to open in the older, classic pages instead of the newer Freedom UI pages. These settings apply to ALL sections. However, if you want to turn this off for specific sections, instead of using the settings above, add an entry to the “Edit pages in UIs by object” lookup. Add an entry to that lookup for any section you’d like to default to using the classic pages (or force use of Freedom UI pages) for a given entity/object. For example, you could leave the Freedom UI edit page for Accounts active but use the older classic Contact edit page.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ryan Farley

Ryan Farley is the Director of Development for Customer FX and creator of slxdeveloper.com. He's been blogging regularly about SalesLogix, now Infor CRM, since 2001 and believes in sharing with the community. His new passion for CRM is Creatio, formerly bpm'online. He loves C#, Javascript, web development, open source, and Linux. He also loves his hobby as an amateur filmmaker.

1 Comment

  1. Hello,
    I have followed the same procedure but it’s not changing the freedom Ui pages to Classic Ui pages. I even followed the same steps for changing the pages for particular section through a lookup. I couldn’t understand is it my mistake or I’m missing any steps. Can you please send me the procedure with some screenshots.

    Thank You

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