New Desktop UI Full Release Q&A

Please use this thread to ask any questions regarding the full release coming this November. 

  • Hello

    Maybe this has been asked already somewhere, but just to be sure about the new UI and its metadata card behaviour:

    Isn't it going to be possible to activate/see both the metadata card and the document preview at the same time like in the new Web client?

    If it isn't possible now, is it somewhere on the roadmap to develop this feature also for the desktop client?

    This is a very useful feature and especially in sales presentations an often asked question when presenting the desktop client.

    Kind regards,


  • Hello,

    it is possible to get the metadata card to pop-out dynamically, so that it behaves like this:

    1. Select an object from the listing and pop-out its metadata card (Alt+Enter or select "Popout metadata card from the metadata card ribbon).

    2. In the popped out metadata card, open metadata and preview side by side by clicking the arrow icon on the top-right corner of the metadata card.

    3. Select another object from the listing -> the popped out metadata card will reopen automatically.

    To get the popped out metadata card to reopen dynamically, you need to change the following setting from the M-Files Admin client:

    Configurations > Advanced Vault Settings > Configuration > Client > Desktop > Metadata card > Allow Single Metadata Card Popup Only = 'Yes'

    We have had quite a lot of feedback around this issue, and we will definitely consider other ways to serve this need as well.

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