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Using the Advanced Method to create custom Level 1 ShortCuts


You can use this feature to create shortcuts which open the Admin Navigation Tree, OR open a page in the MAIN frame, or BOTH. This step by step example shows a "both" scenario.

Example: Export Customers to Flat File

In this example, we will create a shortcut for Button 10 that opens the Navigation Tree to:

- Store > [ Storename ] > Utilities > Export Data

and bring up the Export Customers to Flat File screen in the main window area.

Working out the Navigation tree URL
Navigate until the menu tree is how you want it when the shortcut is clicked.

Now, RIGHT CLICK on any blank area of the navigation tree window to bring up your browsers Action-Menu, and select "Properties" or your browsers equivilent. ( Note. If you are a MAC user, you clearly need to buy a mouse with more buttons, or help me to write better documentation!!! ).

Select the ENTIRE contents of the "Address URL:" or your browsers equivilent and type press CTRL-C to copy this to the clipboard.

In the LaunchPad Setup screen, scroll to the Create Manual Shortcut form, select

Set / Reset Button 10
Enter a Button Label, e.g. "Export Customers"
Move to the field, Left Navigation Window Link and press CTRL-V to paste the URL into the form.

Now, to grab the URL for the main window, RIGHT CLICK on the Export Customers to Flatfile link and select Copy Shortcut or your browsers equivilent.

This will copy the required URL to the clipboard. Use CTRL-V to paste the URL as the Main Window Link in the LaunchPad Setup screen.

Click UPDATE. LaunchPad will analyse what you have entered and make it generic for any admin session and any store.

Using the Advanced Method to create custom Level 2 Shortcuts

A Level 2 shortcut is a link to a sceen WITHIN a screen. An example of this is the Maintenance Mode link within the Edit Store Screen.

Hold your mouse over this link, and you'll notice that the URL in your Browser Status bar is something like this:

Under the surface, the actual URL is being remembered as a hidden variable and the value we see here "#MNMD" leads to the directive:

Redisplay the SAME URL, but add &tab=MNMD to it.

If you want to make Shortcuts to these Level2 screens that is exactly what you need to emulate.

It's not so hard. You can RIGHT CLICK > PROPERTIES to find the URL of the First Level Screen and copy the Address URL ( just like you did to find the Navigation Menu URL in the first example.)

In our example, that will give you something like:


The complete URL to the Maintenance Mode Screen will therefore be:


You can bring this all together by creating a shortcut