Navigating the web interface

This document outlines the user interface (UI) terminology you encounter in the online documentation, in-product documentation and educational materials.

main navigation

1. Page: Contains all dashboards, lists, tables, widgets, graphs, documentation, menus and other UI elements.

2. Main menu: The starting point of navigation through the Nexthink web interface and its modules. This menu appears in blue on the left side of the page.

3. Navigation panel: A sub-menu you use to navigate to a specific page of a module. This panel appears after you click on the main menu. It has a white background, generally contains a search box at the top and a link to the module management page at the bottom.

4. Module: A self-contained component of the Nexthink web interface with specific functionalities, UI, widgets, charts, tables, dashboards and links to other modules. You can find the modules in the main menu.

main navigation

5. Tabs: Help you navigate through the various pages of a module.

6. Right-side menu: A menu that appears on the right side of the page with links to additional references and content such as troubleshooting, diagnostics, investigations or in-product documentation.

7. Right-side panel: A panel activated by the right-side menu that contains links to other modules, troubleshooting options or additional information.

Action menu: Click on the three vertical dots to open the action menu. It is available on the widgets across various modules and allows you to access the contextual option selection, including related dashboards and relevant investigations. The items in the action menu are context-sensitive and depend on the module you are currently in and the information you are interacting with.

Use the three dots that appear when you hover over an item or right-click on an item for quick access.

action menu

Action bar: Select the results of an investigation to trigger the action bar. Use it to launch campaigns, execute remote actions or run an investigation using the Investigate menu.

action bar

Autocomplete: Write NQL queries in the NQL editor with the help of an autocomplete.

autocomplete

Popover: Hover over a graph or result item to activate a popover containing relevant KPIs, graphs, dates and links.

popover

Gauge chart: Represents quantitative data in the form of a gauge-shaped graphic. The gauge can be color-coded (green, yellow, red) or monochromatic depending on the information it displays and whether you apply thresholds to it.

Bar chart: Represents quantitative data in the form of horizontal bars. The bars can be color-coded (green, yellow, red) or monochromatic depending on the information they display and whether you apply thresholds to them.

Bar charts

Column chart: Represents quantitative data in the form of vertical columns. The bars can be color-coded (green, yellow, red) or monochromatic depending on the information they display and whether you apply thresholds to them. Hover over the chart to reveal a popover with additional information.

column chart

Line chart: Represents quantitative data in the form of one or multiple, color-coded lines. See the legend below the chart for additional information.

  • Click on the items in the legend to filter the chart.

  • Hover over the chart to reveal a popover with additional information.

line chart

Area chart: A variation of the line chart with a color fill between the lines and the horizontal axis.

area chart

Key performance indicator (KPI): A quantifiable measure of performance over time, such as the number of crashes, impacted employees, devices, operating systems and other types of data.

KPI

Table: Displays data and information systematically using rows and columns. The information can contain results of an investigation, metrics as part of a widget or a list of remote actions, campaigns, dashboards or applications in various modules.

  • Click on the column headers to sort the tables in either ascending or descending alphabetical order, depending on the type of data the column displays.

  • Use the search box, when available, to filter the table by the name of the item you are looking for.

Tables

Widget: A self-contained, visual and logical component that displays the results computed for metrics such as KPIs, charts, gauges, tables and other metrics.

Widget

Dashboard: A collection of tabs, metrics, charts, filters and widgets on a page.

Dashboard

Timeframe picker: Click on the timeframe picker in the top-right corner of the page to filter the page by a pre-set timeframe or a custom time period.

timeframe picker

Filtering bar: Various pages allow you to directly click on items in graphs or tables to apply filters and focus on the insights that matter to you. Activate the filtering bar by clicking on items in a graph or results in a table. The filters are highlighted in yellow and appear at the top of the page. Click on the Clear filters button to remove them from the page.

filtering bar

Filter widget: Use to filter the page by platform, device, location, hardware and other parameters configured for the dashboard. You can select multiple items.

Dropdown list: Filter results in a bar chart with a dropdown list. Typically, you can filter by location, operating system, browser and other parameters.

dropdown list

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