This is the first in a series of articles detailing these new user interface features.
The most obvious user interface change for this release is our new skin for both desktops and tablets. The new skin provides a cleaner look and feel in Oracle Application Framework-based pages, with responsive features that give you more space for controlling the application with your fingers on a tablet while saving space on a desktop. Here is the new look on a tablet and on a desktop:
We now have a streamlined touch-oriented, icon-based global header (the top navigation bar on the page). Users can choose whether to display icons, text links, or both by setting a user preference. This feature is one of the results of the usability testing we did last year, where we got user feedback for fine tuning the new look and feel.
To change the display settings of the icons in the header, simply select Preferences from the Settings menu (gear icon):
Then you see the Preferences Page:
In the "Visual" region, "Page Header Display Style" field, select the choice you want:
Apply your changes, and you're done!
Here is how the "Links Only" style looks:
Here is how the "Both Links and Icons" style looks:
We hope you like the new look!