Exploring the top menu features

The top menu bar redesign provides better branding, workflow improvements, and user interface updates. There are quite a few changes, and the location of some menu items have changed. It is easier to find the settings you are looking for and the clean design removes distractions so you can focus on what's important.



Branding is a full Vehicle Tracker theme, applying to all of the window menu bars. It's the first thing end users will notice, giving tracking partners and their clients an appealing branded application. Distinct branding for each application also makes it easy for administrators to quickly identify which Vehicle Tracker application they are in.

Set the branding in Site Admin > Applications > Branding.


The logo can be placed above the menu bar items or on the left side of the menu. The background color shows on the top menu bar behind the logo. It is also the menu bar color for all other open windows in Vehicle Tracker.



Workflow improvements

A cleaner workspace with fewer menu items

The new top menu bar has fewer items to keep the Vehicle Tracker free of visual clutter. Some of the previous menu items have been included as sub menus in the top menu bar. Others have been moved (full list in the next section). The rearranged (moved and grouped) settings achieve a less cluttered workspace for users, removing distractions and putting focus on the important items. 

Menu items               Description
Reports all existing reports
Admin administrative items (event rules, tags, etc.) plus the Development and Links submenus
Windows all plugin windows/panels plus the Workspaces submenu
View switcher     displays the current view and allows access to all existing views
App switcher        displays the current app and allows access to all apps the user has permissions for
User displays the current username and lets the user change password, edit user settings (language, measurement, refresh rate), and log out


Improved workflow with better-organized menus

The location of some items has changed to support logical workflows. Related settings are grouped and settings are found where you use them. For instance, some settings have been moved directly into the panel menus to make them easier to find. User settings have been moved into their own user menu.

Items that have been moved to optimize workflows:

Item Location
Center on click                     Map panel menu*
Change password User menu
Development Admin menu
Follow selected Map panel menu
Fuel consumption Windows menu
KML feed Vehicles panel menu
Links Admin menu
Localization User menu
Log out User menu
Maintenance Windows menu
Maps Map panel menu
Marker attributes Map panel menu
Marker style Map panel menu
Refresh rate User menu
Show trace Map panel menu
Track visualization Tracks panel menu
Workspaces Windows menu
Zoom to view Map panel menu


*click the down arrow on the panel tab to access the panel menu.

Faster work with searchable dropdown lists

Search is now available in the Reports menu. To quickly find a report, simply start typing in the search bar under the Report menu. The list will update as you enter characters.


The menu dropdown items in the top menu bar also display in alphabetical order. This makes it easy to find the items you want to access.

Efficient workspace customization with autosaving settings

Autosaving settings saves users time... and headaches! No more worries about saving your settings. Marker related workspace settings like Marker Attributes and Vehicle Marker Settings will automatically be saved to the workspace after pressing "Save" in the settings window.


Design and UI changes

The user interface optimizes the user experience. The top menu bar updates make menu items clear, easy to understand, and easy to select. You will notice tweaks and improvements across menus and windows.

Accessing the panel menus

The panel menus are now embedded in the panel tabs so they are easy to find and click.




Getting access to the new top menu design

To get access to the new top menu bar, update all your plugins in Site Admin > Plugins > Update All button.