Display Modes tailor how intranet content displays on different screen sizes.  By default the following Display Modes will be set within your GO installation:

  • Desktop
  • Tablet
  • Phone

Layout and page templates can then be customized to suit a specific display mode i.e. you can optimize the content for different devices to make sure it displays properly on the screens of each of these devices.


An Admin user with Superuser permissions can manage the display modes from the Admin console.


To view Display Modes


1.  Login to the Admin interface and go to Administration > Utilities > Display Modes

2. To view the list of display modes configured, click on the Edit Display Mode link

3. Title denotes the name of the Display Mode.

Minimum Width and Maximum Widtis the specific pixel width set up for each of the display modes.

Active: The Active column indicates whether the Display mode is available in the Front End or not.

An Active display mode is represented with a green tick.
An Inactive display mode is marked by a red cross.

The Edit link allows you to make changes to the selected display mode.



To add a Display Mode


1.  Login to the Admin interface and go to Administration > Utilities > Display Modes

2.  Click on the Add Display Mode link  

  [Note: Click here for information on common values for Tablet and Phone devices]

3.  In Step 1, specify the details for the new display mode. 

Title and Description should reflect the purpose of the mode.

Specify the Max Width value for the device. The Min Width will be automatically calculated.

Select the checkbox for Active to make it available in the Front End layout and page templates.

Click Next.

4. In Step 2, Review the details added and click Finish to save the settings. 

Click Back to go to the previous step or Cancel to exit without saving.



To edit a Display Mode


1.  Login to the Admin interface and go to Administration > Utilities > Display Modes

2. Click on the Edit Display Mode link and select the Edit link for the mode you wish to make changes to.

3. Make changes to the properties listed in the Details tab.

4. Click OK to save and return to the list of display modes. 

    Or click Apply to save the changes and stay on the same screen. To exit without saving, click Cancel.