Configuring the Dashboard

The Dashboard  in Alfresco is a customizable area where you can select from a list of pre-configured layouts and components to construct your own page.

My Alfresco Dashboard

From the My Alfresco Home Page, click on the Configure button to the right of My Alfresco Dashboard space header. The Configure Dashboard Wizard will appear.

1. Select desired layout.  Click Next
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Select Layout

2. Select desired components. Click an item in the Available Components list and click Add. To change the order of the items, click to select the item you want to reposition; click Move Up to move the item up the list and click Move Down to move the item down the list. To remove unwanted items, click the unwanted component and click Remove. Click Next once the Selected Components list is complete and ordered as desired.

Select Components

Lastly, review the summary of your changes. Click Next. The dashboard configuration is saved and you return to the dashboard with your changes applied.

Descriptions of the available components are as follows:
Getting Started
The Getting Started component displays helpful information for getting started, including links to an Alfresco demonstration, a feature tour, and the online help system. Descriptions of some common tasks you may want to perform are also included.
My Tasks To Do
The My Tasks To Do component displays all incomplete tasks assigned to you. In this pane you manage and reassign your tasks.
My Pooled Tasks
The My Pooled Tasks component displays all pooled tasks relevant to you. These will be pooled tasks assigned directly to you or tasks assigned to a group that you belong to. In this pane you manage and reassign your tasks.
My Completed Tasks
The My Completed Tasks pane displays all tasks that you have completed. In this pane you can view and cancel workflow related to a completed task.
OpenSearch
This component displays the OpenSearch pane on your dashboard, which provides the ability to search across multiple repositories. This is the same search pane that is displayed in the sidebar.
Document List
The Document List component displays the documents within your home space. In this pane you can view the document details, preview the document, and perform various actions on the content item without leaving the dashboard, including Check Out, Check In, Update, Delete, Edit Details, and Download. Use the document type filter in this pane to specify the information to display: All Items, Word Documents, HTML Documents, PDF Documents, or Recently Modified.
My Spaces List
The My Spaces List component displays the current repository. In this pane you can navigate the repository from the dashboard and perform various actions, including creating spaces, uploading content, and viewing content items. Use the filter in this pane to specify the type of information to display: All Items, Spaces, Documents, My Items, or Recently Modified.
My Tasks
The My Tasks component displays all incomplete tasks assigned to you. In this pane you can filter the tasks by due date (Due Today, Next 7 days, No due date, Overdue) and manage the tasks. This component is similar to the My Tasks To Do component but with a different user interface.
My Web Forms
The My Web Forms component displays the web projects you have been invited to and the web forms associated with each project. This pane enables you to preview a web project, create web content from a web form, and display the Sandbox view for a project – all from the dashboard.
My Web Files
The My Web Files component displays the web projects you have been invited to and the Modified Items list from your sandbox for each project. This pane enables you to edit and preview individual content items, preview a web project, and display the Sandbox view for a project – all from the dashboard.