SOLVED Is the default Roundcube skin changed upon update to cPanel & WHM version 88?

smurf

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Hi,

Does the cPanel 88 upgrade set the new 'elastic' theme as the default skin for roundcube users who currently use the 'larry' skin on cPanel 86?

Thanks.
 
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Secmas

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I think, yes.
At least that is what I see when I enter into any of my webmail accounts.
If you want to still use the old one, you can change inside RoundCube, entering into Settings -> Preferences -> User Interface.

Sergio
 
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kdean

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I've found that if the user never played with the theme settings, they got switched by default from larry to elastic, but if the other older theme (which is no longer present) was selected at some point and then set back to larry, then the user is still seeing larry. If the user was using the no longer present theme then I think they get set to elastic as well.
 
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By the way, what does everyone think of the new skin? Anyone had a chance to try it out on a mobile device yet?
 

ethical

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i dont like it at all, its impossible to filter results by file size, hard to read, my customers are complaining abut it too. not very user friendly if you like to search or filter.

also the instructions to revert to larry appear to be user specific, how do we do it server wide?
 
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Secmas

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I am kind of agree with you, there is no way to sort by email size, customers asked me the same.

@kdean
Can you see the actual size of each email or you just know that they are ordered by size?
I can't.

Sergio
 
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kdean

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No you can't see the size to confirm, so you can only assume it's working.

I did find some discussion online for adding a list view to the Elastic theme similar to previous ones, but it appears the developer is very resistant to that... doesn't see the point and doesn't want to be bothered with it which seems a rather poor attitude. He said maybe if someone writes a plugin for it.

So it appears that Larry is better for desktop/tablet or users who want more advanced control, whereas Elastic is better for mobile users and users who don't care about seeing much in the message list.
 

ethical

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Is this what your want?

Click the stacked 3 dots menu icon, select Options. Set Sorting column to Size
say that but it doesnt show the size? so i couldnt even tell if its working. sometimes my clients sort by size to tidy up the largest messages in their boxes. this theme is useless in that regard.
 
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smurf

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how do we fix this server wide?
Try at your own risk. But the following will set the default skin to larry server wide.

Edit /usr/local/cpanel/base/3rdparty/roundcube/config/config.inc.php

Change:

Code:
$config['skin'] = 'elastic';
To:

Code:
$config['skin'] = 'larry';
Save

cPanel / WHM updates will revert this change. To preserve on updates create a post update hook:

Code:
nano /usr/local/cpanel/scripts/postupcp
Enter

Code:
replace "$config['skin'] = 'elastic';" "$config['skin'] = 'larry';" -- /usr/local/cpanel/base/3rdparty/roundcube/config/config.inc.php
Save and set execute permissions.

Code:
chmod 755 /usr/local/cpanel/scripts/postupcp
 

hbouma

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Hello @smurf,

@Secmas and @kdean are correct. The new Elastic interface skin is enabled by default upon the update to cPanel & WHM version 88. Instructions on how to revert the skin are documented on the link below:


Thank you.
I'm late to the party on this one, but what do we do if none of our cpanel servers switched to using elastic after upgrading to 88?

Hal