Sitecore 8 Experience Editor – Edit Component Properties causes page to jumps to top

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:

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The mysterious case of the missing Mode Selector in Sitecore 8 Experience Editor

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.

Have you noticed that sometimes you’re in the Experience Editor and you want to switch to Preview mode after having made some edits but the switcher menu does not appear? It seemed to randomly stop working but there were no Javascript errors in the console either.

Well, it seems that it wasn’t so random after all and there was a consistency to when it would appear or not appear…

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General Link Field – Bug with internal links opening in new window

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.

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