Another quick blog post for a fairly minor bug but causes a big annoyance for the content editors.
I tend to use Rendering Parameters a fair amount, it’s a really neat way of making controls more flexible and customisable without duplicating work, making it much easier for editors. But in all versions of Sitecore 8 I have worked with (update 2 to 5) whenever you click “Edit Component Properties” the Control Properties modal opens up correctly but you also jump to the top of the page:
This is such a simple bug that it’s hardly worth a blog post, but something that has been annoying me for some time that finally this week a colleague of mine pointed out the issue. I noticed a few other people suffering from this on screencasts as well.
Well, it seems that it wasn’t so random after all and there was a consistency to when it would appear or not appear…
tl;dr Contact Sitecore Support, mention ticket number 441249 and install the update package they send you.
I originally noticed this bug in Sitecore 8 update 2 (rev 150223). Unfortunately due to being too busy I didn’t have time to blog it. A conversation on twitter earlier today I noticed other blog posts on the same issue, but they did not provide a full fix for the issue. As far as I can tell from the release notes this is still an issue in Update 5 (the current version), but I haven’t tested or confirmed this.
We have a several templates with General Link fields on. The options for the Target droplist presents: Active Browser, Custom and New Window. There is no option not to select something, Active Window is selected by default.