#1101 Change in Navigation Behaviour


I have noticed, in the past year, a change in navigation behaviour; I am using b_sbrowse.png used to point to "Browse", which was very helpful; however, it now points to "Structure", making it more difficult - without good reason, as far as I can see - to browse a particular table.

What was the rationale for this change, and is there anything that can be done to reverse it?


  • Marc Delisle

    Marc Delisle - 2009-05-25

    The rationale is that we estimate that browsing is done more often that looking at the structure. To change the behavior, see

    in Documentation.html

  • Marc Delisle

    Marc Delisle - 2009-05-25
    • assigned_to: nobody --> lem9
    • status: open --> pending
  • x14753

    x14753 - 2009-05-25

    If, as you say, browsing is done more often than looking at the structure, then why was the ability to browse removed from the navigation? Instead of being able to browse or look at the structure, one feature has been removed and another duplicated; this makes no sense.

  • Marc Delisle

    Marc Delisle - 2009-05-25

    By default, browsing is done by clicking on the table name. Try a 3.x version on http://demo.phpmyadmin.net.

  • x14753

    x14753 - 2009-05-26

    Yes, but that is no longer the case, which is the point I am making. I tried the 3.1.5 demo, which allows browsing by clicking on the table name.

    I still can't understand why this feature has been removed, and clicking on the PNG or the table name do the same thing; why can't the table name allow one to browse the table, as was the case in 3.1.5, and not simply duplicate the functionality of clicking on the PNG?

  • Marc Delisle

    Marc Delisle - 2009-05-26

    Clicking on the icon or on the table name do the same thing, only if you have configured it to do the same thing.

    The default configuration (from libraries/config.default.php) is:
    $cfg['LeftDefaultTabTable'] = 'tbl_structure.php';
    $cfg['DefaultTabTable'] = 'sql.php';

    so you see that they do not go to the same page. I suggest removing these directives
    from your config.inc.php to see the new default behavior.

  • x14753

    x14753 - 2009-05-26

    Thank you for this clarification.

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