Menus and submenus are used to access application pages in the Administration Console. To facilitate navigation around these pages, a number of buttons, icons, and selection menus are provided.
The Mimecast logo located in the top left corner, acts as a Home button. When it is clicked, the default Administration Console dashboard is displayed. If the dashboard is already open in another tab, the focus is placed on that tab. If the tab isn't open (as in the example below) the tab is automatically opened with the focus on it.
Some pages include action buttons, dependent on the application being viewed. For example:
An arrow icon on the button indicates that a drop down menu is available. The menu provides additional options for that dialog.
Navigating Forwards and Backwards
Once an option has been selected from the drop down menu, a dialog is opened in the frame below. As you work through various applications and pages, the breadcrumb under the menus, displays navigation history. Once you have drilled down into an application, the Go Back button is displayed. Clicking this allows you to retrace your steps through the application as appropriate.
For each application dialog displayed, there are various options that will be available where appropriate. This includes:
- Search Bar
- Depth Selector
- Page Selector
- Calendar Controls
Most dialogs contain a search box, which allows Administrators to search the page for a specific entry. To use the search facility, type the relevant text in the box, and hit the Enter key to perform the search. The results will show only those items found based on the search criteria. Click on the Clear icon to delete the search text.
Mimecast provides a default of 100 entries per page. Therefore whether looking at a particular Viewer or list of Policies, only 100 items will initially be displayed. The Administrator can adjust this up to a value of 1000 using the Depth Selection selector. This option can be found at the top right side of the Application window. The end arrows can be used to navigate to the first or last page of results. If the arrow is grayed out, it is not available for use.
As mentioned above, by default 100 results are displayed per page. The Administrator can also navigate between the displayed results using the page forward and back arrows which are situated at the top right of each Application window. The total number of rows is shown, as well as Page Selector which can be used to move directly to a particular page.
Calendar Controls assist with managing the results displayed in certain Application windows. By default, these pages will show either a week or month of results. This range can be changed by clicking on the Date Range, which will then launch a Calendar Control. Using this calendar, the Administrator is able to use the quick launch default settings or create a custom date and time range. The defaults are:
- 1 Week
- 1 Month
- 3 Months
- 6 Months
- 1 Year
- 2 Year
To create a Custom date and time search:
- Select Custom from the drop down, or simply highlight a start and end date in the calendars. This automatically changes the Date Range option to Custom.
- Alternatively use the Left and Right Arrows to scroll between the months or years. The Month and Year drop downs can also be selected to find the date range required
- To amend the time, use the Time drop down fields and select the start and end timeThe time is provided in a 24 hour clock format,and is available in certain Application pages.
- Once the Date and Time selections have been made, click on the Apply button
- To close the Calendar Control, click on the Close icon.
For any list of items that has additional options, the following icon will be displayed in the heading row. This typically indicates the presence of a Context Menu. To access the Context Menu, either select the icon on the far left of the listed item, or right click the item. For example, if you select an email in Stripped Attachments, and right-click, the following menu options will be displayed. This same menu is displayed when clicking on the context icon.
Multi Selection Operations
Some dialogs have multi- row select options. These pages include a checkbox at the left of each row to select multiple rows. Additionally, these pages will also have another checkbox at the top of this selection column. Checking/clearing this box will Select or Deselect all rows.
When working with menus that make use of folders, a separate folder frame will be loaded on the left side of the page.