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Introduction

Sakai 2.9 brings with it a new look in the tool we call the neoportal. 

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A skin guide can be found at Sakai 2.9 and Sakai 10 skin guide.

Important (new) properties

General Neoportal

To enable the "Neo Portal Skins" you set this property "portal.templates" to neoskin. This is the default

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See 

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 for additional information. Currently the skin doc hasn't been updated to include new information for 2.9 but there are plenty of example skins (neo-gen-u, neo-example-u). But you should be able to use previous techniques as well as developer tools in modern browsers to update this new skin for your university.  

It's expected we will eventually drop all support for the older neoskin as well as the previous default in a future release, this is just left in-case you want to upgrade to 2.9 but be able to hold off with the new skin. Some features will not function with the older skins.

Top Dropdown

These properties control the top dropdown menu. By default they are set to the appropriate tool id. If you set them to "none" instead, no link will appear. The last property for portal.use.tutorial is true/false and will display or hide the tutorial feature.

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#Enable/disable this entire drop down (Set to false to disable)
display.userlogin.info=true
#Enable/disable the showing profile2 link (Set to none to disable)
portal.profiletool=sakai.profile2
#Enable/disable the preferences link (Set to none to disable)
portal.preferencestool=sakai.preferences
#Enable/disable the site setup (Add Tool) link (Set to none to disable)
portal.worksitetool=sakai.sitesetup
#Enable/disable the tutorial tool link (Set to false to disable)
portal.use.tutorial=true

Neochat

These two properties control the neochat widget of the portal. By default in 2.9 this is set to false (chat is turned off) as this is still an experimental feature which we are testing. We recommend leaving neochat disabled in a production environment until performance and usability tests are completed.

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portal.neochat=false

portal.neoavatar=true

Mobile Detection

The mobile detection in 2.9 has changed. Tablets are considered regular devices as they have larger screens and are generally more capable and given a full screen view.

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portal.tablets.use.mobile=false

Old and new Properties defaults

 

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# The default skin for sites without a skin setting

skin.repo=/library/skin  
# ########################################################################
# PORTAL
# ########################################################################

# If set to true enables direct urls to access deep content inside a tool.
# Default=true.
charon.directurl=true

# My Active Sites drop-down (a.k.a., More Sites)
# Set to true to enable display of the "More Sites" drop-down as a pop-up window organized by site type.
# Default=false;
#portal.use.dhtml.more=true

# This setting determines if the portal will reset state at each navigation operation.
#portal.experimental.auto.reset=true

# Enable/disable presence display in the portal: always / never / true / false
# If true or false, site presence display may be overwritten by the site property value "display-users-present" (true or false)
# Default=true;
display.users.present=true

# Number of tabs to display in the portal before sites are placed into a pulldown menu listing
# Default: 5
#portal.default.tabs=5