Alma new layout: better visual distinction between Alma Main Menu and Alma Configuration
I'm testing the new layout of Alma. https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/Alma/ProductDocumentation/010AlmaOnlineHelp(English)/010GettingStarted/050AlmaUserInterface%E2%80%93GeneralInformation/045UsabilityImprovements/LayoutImprovements
One major change is that the Main Menu (with the Alma functional areas: Acq, Resources, Fulfillment,...) is now on the left side. The Alma Configuration Menu is also on the left side.
It can be difficult to visually distinguish between the Main Menu and the Configuration Menu. (Please see "Alma new layout, Main Menu vs Config Menu.png")
For example, I think I'm in the Alma Main Menu so I click on Resources to Manage Import Profiles. But I'm actually in the Configuration Menu so when I click on Resources I go to Resource Management settings.
Is there a way to better distinguish (with distinct colors or maybe a large gear icon at the top of the Configuration menu) when the user is in the Alma Main Menu versus Alma Configuration?
The current/old layout clearly indicates that the user is in Alma Configuration. (See "Alma old layout, Config Menu.png")
Emelia Sutton commented
I agree, its confusing! A different colour bar, or where it says Alma Sandbox, make it say Alma Configuration. If someone clicks on config instead of the new ME, they won't have clue where they are. Not to mention how difficult the little images and writing is to see... and my eyes aren't even bad. Some of our older staff are going to struggle.
François Renaville commented
I completely agree! There should be a better distinction between the Main Menu and the Configuration Menu.