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Can I resize/reposition Desktop Shortcut Icon text?
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AW
Oct 31, 2014 15:45 +00:00

Hi Matt,

Is there any way I can resize and reposition the text associated with the Desktop shortcut icons? (version 010101).

Thanks

Alan

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MN
Matt Nolan Nov 3, 2014 14:02 +00:00 

As i recommended, use developer tools and inspect the HTML markup and work out whether changes to the styling can achieve what you want. If the styles don't work you should be looking at to the cascading preference and see which takes preference over your settings. You should know that simply adding CSS to a page may be overridden if other styles have better specificity or have been defined after your styles.

MN
Nov 2, 2014 11:59 +00:00

Can you provide an image example of what you are trying to do to see if we can better understand the requirement.

There are currently no settings available to change the display of shortcuts. As a workaround you can look at overriding the CSS on the page to change the shortcut width, but this is your responsibility to figure out (which is not that hard) which is also not guaranteed to work in future versions of FOEX.

e.g.

.ux-desktop-shortcut { width: 94px !important; }
.ux-desktop-shortcut-text { display: block !important; }
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AW
Nov 3, 2014 12:30 +00:00

Hi Matt,

Where would be the best place to put that override?

Thanks

Alan

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MN
Nov 3, 2014 12:51 +00:00

It surprises me you don't know where to put CSS (on a particular page or application wide) in APEX. For this particular case edit your Desktop page and go to the CSS inline section and add the snippet.

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You should familiarize yourself with using browser developer tools and inspectors for locating classes and styles applied to elements on the page so you can override them: http://slides.com/rimblas/go-go-gadget-inspectors

As I stated earlier it is your responsibility to figure any display changes out, what I have provided is merely an idea. As I said it's not guaranteed to work in future versions of FOEX!

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AW
Nov 3, 2014 13:54 +00:00

Hi Matt,

You don't need to be surprised, as I'm perfectly well aware of where to put CSS on an Apex page. The reason for my question is that none of the methods I've tried seem to work in this case (including your suggestion above).

Regards,

Alan Wilkinson

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MN
Nov 5, 2014 08:26 +00:00

I have filed an enhancement request for more control over the desktop shortcuts.

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