You can use View Administrator user-interface features to navigate View Pages and to find, filter, and sort View objects.
View Administrator includes many common user interface features. For example, the navigation pane on the left side of each page directs you to other View Administrator pages. The search filters let you select filtering criteria that are related to the objects you are searching for.
Table 1 describes a few additional features that can help you to use View Administrator.
|View Administrator Feature||Description|
|Navigating backward and forward in View Administrator pages||Click your browser's Back button to go to the previously displayed View Administrator page. Click the Forward button to return to the current page.
If you click the browser's Back button while you are using a View Administrator wizard or dialog box, you return to the main View Administrator page. The information you entered in the wizard or dialog is lost.
In View versions that preceded the View 5.1 release, you could not use your browser's Back and Forward buttons to navigate within View Administrator. Separate Back and Forward buttons in the View Administrator window were provided for navigation. These buttons are removed in the View 5.1 release.
|Bookmarking View Administrator pages||You can bookmark View Administrator pages in your browser.|
|Multicolumn sorting||You can sort View objects in a variety of ways by using multicolumn sorting.
Click a heading in the top row of a View Administrator table to sort the View objects in alphabetical order based on that heading.
For example, in the Desktop Pool to sort desktops by the pools that contain them.page, you can click
The number 1 appears next to the heading to indicate that it is the primary sorting column. You can click the heading again to reverse the sorting order, indicated by an up or down arrow.
To sort the View objects by a secondary item, Ctrl+click another heading.
For example, in the Machines table, you can click Users to perform a secondary sort by users to whom the desktops are dedicated. A number 2 appears next to the secondary heading. In this example, desktops are sorted by pool and by users within each pool.
You can continue to Ctrl+click to sort all the columns in a table in descending order of importance.
Press Ctrl+Shift and click to deselect a sort item.
For example, you might want to display the desktops in a pool that are in a particular state and are stored on a particular datastore. You can select Datastore heading, and Ctrl+click the Status heading., click the
|Customizing table columns||You can customize the display of View Administrator table columns by hiding selected columns and locking the first column. This feature lets you control the display of large tables such as
that contain many columns. |
Right-click any column header to display a context menu that lets you take the following actions:
|Selecting View objects and displaying View object details||In View Administrator tables that list View objects, you can select an object or display object details.
For example, on thepage, click anywhere in an individual pool's row to activate commands that affect the pool.
Double-click the ID cell in the left column to display a new page that contains details about the pool.
|Expanding dialog boxes to view details||You can expand View Administrator dialog boxes to view details such as desktop names and user names in table columns.
To expand a dialog box, place your mouse over the dots in the lower right corner of the dialog box and drag the corner.
|Displaying context menus for View objects||You can right-click View objects in View Administrator tables to display context menus. A context menu gives you access to the commands that operate on the selected View object.
For example, in the Add, Edit, Delete, Disable (or Enable) Provisioning, and so on.page, you can right-click a desktop pool to display commands such as