Good comment - i face the same and will post enhancement request for this. Suggest you also do this, then at least we have a chance that Ariba will improve this.
I find it really frustrating that one can not open many windows at once. Navigating in Ariba has its limitation and is sometimes really time consuming. Do you have the same impression?
Yes, I would agree with that.
Now, what we do to overcome that (just a litlle bit) is:
- when on a certain screen with info that you know upfront will be needed later on: take a screenshot (then you don't have to go back);
- install a second webbrowser: then you can open a second session
The above is by far not optimal but, for the moment it's the best we could invent.
Have put in an enhancement request 1-BKQ80V (if you find this worthwhile then I'd suggest you also put in such enhancement request, then at least there's a chance they pick it up...).
Thank you. It can help to some extent - I agree. Yes, I will also try with a request. Regards.
Hi Andre & Erwin.....
I am an Administrator & Event Manager in our Center of Excellence....which our team of two...runs all the events for our sourcing managers....as well a all user & supplier set up & administration...reporting, etc. Daily I open multiple browser windos to open multiple sessions to either keep administration...a current live event...maybe a search window...and maybe one I am building open so I can jump back and forth.
I too have entered an enhancement request to have the ability to have multiple windows open in one session.
Have a great weekend!
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This isn't supported or anything, but in most configurations, you can have multiple windows open if you follow these rules:
1) Do not click New Window.
2) Do not click New Tab.
3) Do not say Open in New Window.
4) To get your 2nd window, go back to the browser icon on your desktop (or wherever) and run it.
This won't work for everybody (there are a few settings that will disallow this), but for most folks it'll work. Using two browsers (IE and Firefox, for example) is another good solution, as suggested above.
The problem with having multiple Ariba sessions is common accross many web based applications, its not just an Ariba problem. If your curious as to why, here is a nice ariticle the covers the detials a bit.
The article reference an effective solution which is what I currently use.
Solution> Applicable to most of the newer versions of IE:
1st: Make sure the Menu bar on your browser is visible. You should have options such as "File","Edit","View","Favorites","Tools"
2nd: Select "File" >> "New Session:"
3rd:.. Thats it :-)
IE will automatically open up a new window that is based on a new browser session. With the new session window you can log into the same Ariba instnace, or a different Ariba instance, and the two windows will not conflict with one another. You can continue to open up more sessions as needed.
Good luck keeping track of all those Ariba windows now :-)
Thanks Kevin. I have tested this and works perfectly fine. I can now open the search results in one window and work on the projects in a new session window. Would have been helpful if the new session would also open as a tab in the current window. Anyway thanks!