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Profile Menu User Guide
Phabricator User Documentation (Application User Guides)

Master profile menus for projects and other objects.


Some objects, like projects, have customizable menus called "profile menus". This guide discusses how to add, remove, reorder, configure and extend these menus.

Supported Applications

These applications currently support profile menus:

ProjectsPer ProjectFull
Favorites MenuGlobal/PersonalFull

Editing Menus

You can only edit an object's menu if you can edit the object. For example, you must have permission to edit a project in order to reconfigure the menu for the project.

To edit a menu, click Manage or Edit ... in the menu itself. If you are an administrator and the application supports Global/Personal customization, you'll have the option of editing either the Global settings or your own Personal menu, otherwise click Edit Menu. This brings you to the menu configuration interface which allows you to add and remove items, reorder the menu, edit existing items, and choose a default item.

Menus are comprised of a list of items. Some of the items are builtin (for example, projects have builtin "Profile", "Workboard" and "Members" items). You can also add custom items. Builtin and custom items mostly behave in similar ways, but there are a few exceptions (for example, you can not completely delete builtin items).

Adding Items

To add new items to a menu, use Configure Menu and choose a type of item to add. See below for more details on available items.

You can also find a link to this documentation in the same menu, if you want to reference it later.

Reordering Items

To reorder items, drag and drop them to the desired position. Your changes will be reflected in the item ordering in the menu.

Setting a Default

The default item controls what content is shown when a user browses to the object's main page. For example, the default item for a project controls where the user ends up when they click a link to the project from another application.

To choose a default item, click Make Default. Not all kinds of items can be set as the default item. For example, you can not set a separator line as a default because the item can't be selected and has no content.

If no default is explicitly selected, or a default is deleted or disabled, the first item which is eligible to be a default is used as the default item.

Removing Items

To remove items, click the Delete action.

Builtin items can not be deleted and have a Disable action instead, which will hide them but not delete them. You an re-enable a disabled item with the Enable action.

A few items can not be hidden or deleted. For example, the Manage item must always be available in the menu because if you hid it by accident there would no longer be a way to access the configuration interface and fix the mistake.

Removing or hiding an item does not disable the underlying functionality. For example, if you hide the "Members" item for a project, that just removes it from the menu. The project still has members, and users can still navigate to the members page by following a link to it from elsewhere in the application or entering the URI manually.

Editing Items

To edit an item, click the name of the item. This will show you available configuration for the item and allow you to edit it.

Which properties are editable depends on what sort of item you are editing. Most items can be renamed, and some items have more settings available. For example, when editing a link, you can choose the link target and select an icon for the item.

A few items have no configuration. For example, visual separator lines are purely cosmetic and have no available settings.

Available Items

When you add items, you can choose between different types of items to add. Which item types are available depends on what sort of object you are editing the menu for, but most objects support these items:

  • Divider: Adds a visual separator to the menu. This is purely cosmetic.
  • Label: Lets you label sections of menu items. This is also purely cosmetic.
  • Link: Allows you to create an item which links to somewhere else in Phabricator, or to an external site.
  • Form: Provides quick access to custom and built-in forms from any application that supports EditEngine.
  • Projects: Provides quick access to a project.
  • Applications: Provides quick access to your favorite applications. Can be renamed.
  • Dashboard: Provides quick access to your favorite dashboard. These items will display with the current nav on the item you've attached it to.

To learn more about how an item works, try adding it. You can always delete it later if it doesn't do what you wanted.

Dashboard Integration

Dashboards are directly integrated with Profile Menus. If you add a Dashboard to a Project or to a Home menu, that Dashboard will be presented in the context of that menu. This allows customization of different pages of content without having the user leave Home or the Project.

To use a Dashboard to replace the default Home menu, install it as a Global Menu Item and move it to the topmost item. By default, the first Dashboard the menu renders will be selected as the default. Users that modify their personal Home menu, will have their topmost Dashboard be their default, overriding the Global settings.

Writing New Item Types

IMPORTANT: This feature is not stable, and the API is subject to change.

To add new types of items, subclass PhabricatorProfileMenuItem.