New admin mode now available!
When you use the same tools everyday, it is easy to evaluate how you spend most of your time. Even more apparent are the steps and processes that slow you down. Since all of us on the development team use these tools ourselves, we spent the end of the year discussing what processes have been slowing us down. Have you ever tried to rename a repo or give a user permission to moderate your project’s discussions? Did you even know you could do these things?
As we realized where the hitch in the workflow was, we knew there was a more elegant solution. So we set out to build a new admin mode for all projects’ navigation bars. It provides easy access to add new tools to your project, as well as rename, reorder, configure, and delete any tools.
Installing a New Tool
The new Admin Toolbar is easy to find and use. There is a “Add New” link on every page, letting you install a new tool from anywhere. With improved features like tooltips and real-time validation, the updated experience is more intuitive than ever.
To change any tool settings, use the Lock/Unlock button on the right side of the bar. This feature makes these options accessible when you need them and inconspicuous when you don’t. And the gear icon opens up a context menu to manage your tools right from the interface, such as renaming, deleting, or setting specific options. So you’re always only a few clicks away from all your tool settings.
Some key tools are anchored in place, but many tools are movable by dragging and dropping to the desired location. Just the unlock button, and then drag and drop them into the order you want. You can even customize the order within sub-menu dropdowns using this method.
Grouping Similar Tools into Dropdowns
When you have multiple tools of the same type, the Grouping Threshold option is available. It determines if they will all fit in the navigation bar, or automatically be grouped into a dropdown.
Go check it out!