Navigation and Actions: What’s Not in Lightning Experience | Salesforce
Navigation and Actions: What’s Not in Lightning Experience
Learn about the issues to expect when navigating and using actions in Lightning Experience. Some Salesforce features aren’t available in the new user interface. And some features don’t have full parity with what’s available in Salesforce Classic.
Lightning Experience Navigation Bar Replaces the Tab Bar
The concept of tabs that represent objects doesn’t exist in Lightning Experience. The new interface updates the old Salesforce Classic tab bar with a collapsible navigation menu that’s located along the left side of the page.
The default navigation bar provides access to the standard Salesforce objects that are available in Lightning Experience, as well as Home, Chatter items (the main feed, people, and groups), files, dashboards, reports, and the user’s task list and calendar.
Apps and Custom Objects Available from the App Launcher
By default, apps (including Salesforce
tabset apps and connected apps) and custom objects aren’t included in the default Lightning Experience
navigation bar. If your org uses the default navigation bar, users can access these items from the App Launcher, by clicking in the header. Custom objects appear in the list of Other Items.
Even though Lightning Experience doesn’t use the Salesforce Classic tab paradigm, you still need to create custom object tabs to ensure that your custom objects are available in the new interface.
Custom Lightning Experience Navigation Bars Support Most Apps and Objects
You can create custom Lightning Experience apps with custom navigation bars and assign them to user profiles. For example, create a Lightning app for your finance department that includes all of the important items they’ll need to complete common tasks. With some exceptions, you can include many of the apps, objects, and other items (including Visualforce tabs, Lightning Page tabs, and Lightning component tabs) that appear in the Lightning Experience
You can include these Salesforce objects in custom navigation menus: Accounts, Assets, Campaigns, Cases, Contacts, Files, Dashboards, Events, Knowledge Articles, Leads, Opportunities, Price Books, Products, Reports, Tasks, Tenants, Work Orders, and your custom objects. You can also add Home, the main Chatter feed, Groups, and People.
You can’t include connected apps—such as Gmail™, Microsoft Office 365™, and other apps from Salesforce ISVs—in custom Lightning Experience app navigation bars.
Users can continue to access connected apps from the App Launcher.
There’s no connection between the Lightning Experience and Salesforce1 navigation menus. Changes that you make to the Salesforce1 navigation menu have no impact on the default or custom Lightning Experience
navigation bars, and vice versa.
Open Links in New Browser Windows or Tabs
In general, Lightning Experience supports right-click and Windows or Mac keyboard shortcuts to open links in new browser windows or tabs. However, these options aren’t supported in some areas of the app, including:
Links in the Top Deals and Recent Records cards on Home
Action icons, buttons, and menu items on records
Links to Notes
View Report links on dashboards
Links on Setup pages in Lightning Experience
Shortcuts do work to open nodes from the Setup menu into a new tab or window. However, the Schema Builder and Data Import nodes open in Salesforce Classic instead of in Lightning Experience.
Return and Enter Keys Behave Like Save Action in Lightning Experience
The keys used to create line breaks in long text areas behave a bit differently in Lightning Experience. If your cursor is in the long text area and you press the Return or Enter key, the cursor leaves the text area and selects the Save button. To add a line break, press Shift+Enter instead.
Actions and Buttons
These actions and buttons aren’t available in Lightning Experience.
Some mass actions on object home pages and list views, including modifying or deleting multiple items in a list at once or sending mass email
Sharing buttons (except for Salesforce Files, which includes file sharing options on Files home, file detail pages, and in the file preview player)
Custom buttons with a content source of URL that pass parameters to standard pages in Salesforce Classic, such as pre-populating fields when creating a record
Quick actions on external objects aren’t supported.