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Can you please provide a screenshot of which UI element that the "top navigation bar in web browsers" actually is? Im not 100% sure what this is referring to
I actually think that's left over from old information, as the newer apps aren't designed that way, so I checked with our documentation team and asked to have that line removed from the reference document.
Id still appreciate some screenshots if you have them, im still confused about what this change actually is. I thought maybe it was the adding of the <meta> tags to affect the theme colour on mobile browsers, but I can see in the Canvas code base that that <meta> tag was committed 5 years ago.
So I still cant figure out what this change actually is i'm afraid.
"Previously this functionality was managed by the Global Branding Primary Brand Color." Not sure that I understand the impact of this, will admins need to make any updates in the new setting to maintain the color that had been previously set in "Global Branding Primary Brand Color"?
Great question. I checked this again and it's supposed to be the address bar; I inadvertently typed the wrong word. Sorry about that!
No, you will not need to adjust the Global Branding Primary Brand Color, only the Nav Background if you care about having the address bar background color updated.
Hi @erinhmcmillan ,
I think I'm even more confused by the new "address bar" terminology now. The address bar is part of the browser, and I don't think websites can alter that. Maybe I'm thinking about the wrong thing though. Would it be possible to provide some screenshots showing a comparison between what we see now and what we'll see after this update?
Apparently the engineers interchangeably named the menu bar as the address bar. 😕In the image, it's the top part that says Dashboard in it.
I updated the information in the deploy notes and added an image.
Sorry for the confusion.
I think I understand what this change is, and if I'm right I hope the documentation can be updated accordingly. When I first opened my theme editor, nothing looked any different. The "Global Navigation > Nav Background" was the same color it has always been. This is the background that goes down the left-hand side of the Canvas site. However, the screenshot that accompanies the Canvas Note is of a mobile web browser, and a subsequent test confirmed that this new feature appears to be related to your Canvas site when it's accessed via a mobile browser. The notes say "menu bar in web browsers", but it appears to be specific to mobile web browsers.
If that's correct, clarifying that in the Notes might clear up some of the confusion here.
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