As I’ve mentioned before, the Made2Manage Favorites Bar is a buggy mess. I regularly get questions from my clients and readers of this blog asking why M2M screens return incorrect data or otherwise misbehave. One of my first suggestions to them is to disable the favorites bar. However, disabling the bar isn’t intuitive so I thought I would quickly post how to do it.
So, select the toolbar and then left click and drag the items off it one at a time. Where you drag and release them doesn’t matter. It feels awkward, but you know when you’ve “grabbed” the item correctly when it forms an unusual black cross. Unfortunately, I couldn’t catch that in a screenshot.
After you have cleared all of the individual items from the toolbar, then you can disable it by selecting Windows, Toolbars, and un-checking the Favorites Bar.
Incidentally, there isn’t a way to keep users from loading the toolbar up with screens again afterward, and I find that they often do. These incorrect record number issues tend to be cyclical because the same users have the problem repeatedly after they enable the toolbar again.
Hey, at least it’s job security for M2M Adminstrators.