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Managing tab opening in NWBC4

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Is there some setting that allows me to control when transactions/applications are opened in a new tab versus an existing one? Two scenarios I have:

1. Opening a transaction, then entering a new t-code in the addess bar. Current behaviour: new tab is opened with the new transaction (similar to SAPGUI /o). Desired behaviour: opens in existing tab (similar to SAPGUI /n)

2. Opening a BSP application from the home page role menu, then opening the same application again without closing the first. Current behaviour: clicking the second time just switches you over to the existing opened BSP tab. Desired behaviour: A new tab is opened, with the same BSP application, so there are two versions open

Running NWBC4 PL10



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    Posted on Dec 04, 2014 at 11:55 AM

    Hi Chris,

    I would try to answer your question regarding the transactions.

    /nTRCode is also possible in the address bar. It is not like in SAP GUI, because it fakes only the /n behaviour by creating the transaction in a new tab and then deleting the old tab. This is something we have really improved with NWBC 5.0. There is a real /n within the NWBC address bar possible.

    With 4.0 there are 3 possibilities:

    /n to start a transaction in a new tab, but deleting the old one (=> new mode)

    /t to start a transaction in a new tab without removing the existing one (=> new mode)

    /o to start a transaction in a new NWBC window (=> new mode).

    But you can additionally use the SAP GUI OK Code field inside NWBC to have the real /n functionality (reusing the current mode). Either you can activate this in the personalize dialog (Settings | Personalize | Enable SAP GUI OK Code) or additionally in the admin options file by setting the value <EnableSapGuiOkCode> to true.

    Regarding the second question, you can influence the behaviour by changing the pfcg/role parameter "Launch Application" from "Standard" to "In application window/tab". If you want to open the application from the index page, then as far as I know you have to use the latest NWBC patch (PL16) as there was a fix regarding application launching from index page.

    Best Regards,


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