Adding the PeopleTools Breadcrumbs Back

In these recent PUMs, one of the things that I miss is the breadcrumbs navigation at the top. It has many advantages over the new navigation. For example:

  • Taking a screenshot documents the navigation to the page
  • Navigation is quicker for nearby pages
  • Reloading the page is quicker by clicking the link in the navigation rather than reloading the whole browser page

I found the breadcrumbs are easy to turn back on. Simply, navigate to PeopleTools > Portal > Branding > Define Headers and Footers. In the search, open up “DEFAULT_HEADER_FLUID”.

At the bottom of the page, in the “Style Definitions” field, paste the following CSS:

.desktopFluidHdr .ptdropdownmenu {
    display: block;

Finally, save the page with the button near the top. After you logout and back in, you will see the breadcrumbs.


8 thoughts on “Adding the PeopleTools Breadcrumbs Back

  1. Thank you! I love the menus, just as you state – very helpful for screen shots and documentation, as well as being able to quickly and intuitively go to nearby screens.

    I have no idea why Oracle thought they should follow the disastrous Windows 8/Metro assumption that everyone is on a tablet. I’m usually not. No one else I know who uses PeopleSoft is on a tablet either.

  2. You mentioned “Taking a screenshot documents the navigation to the page”, but that can be done with Tiles too. Users just include the Tile Name and left-hand Navigation on their screenshot, and then support staff can access the page the same way the user did. Just a thought.

  3. This is great. Thank you.

    Note: If you are on PT 8.57 you need the role “Secure Branding Administrator” in order to access the Define Headers and Footers page .

    1. This got a little broken, when we went to 8.57 Image 29. If your on a home page, like Employee Self Service, the path will start with that tile page and end with the page you clicked on (nothing inbetween and the wrong starting point). Example; Employee Self Service>Job Data instead of Workforce Administration>Job Information>Job Data.

      Has anybody else had this problem and found the solution?

  4. Does anyone know how to update the background color of the newly added breadcrumb menu, how to get it to match the darker blue of the Fluid header?

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