SAP GUI for Windows runs on a Windows operating system. This GUI has two different designs.
- New Visual Design
- Classic Design
The default GUI design is New Visual Design.The appearance of SAP GUI for Windows is based on both the settings in SAP GUI for Windows and on the specific settings in the Windows operating system and in Microsoft Internet Explorer.
The users can switch back and forth the new visual design or the "light" look and feel by simply using the "SAP Configuration" applet in Control Panel. However, you the administrator might need to control what they set up on their PCs in order to have a uniform platform.
The Windows registry controls this setting:
By the default, it is set to "On". When the user changes it to the light version using the SAP Configuration icon that is on the desktop or Control Panel, then the registry value changes to "Off".
You can hide the SAP Configuration applet. You can even do this when setting up SAPGUI. You can edit the file SAPSETUP.NID and comment out these two lines:
In SAPGUI 4.6D the line above is number 1,459.
In SAPGUI 4.6D the line above is number 1,645.
You can also remove the new visual design entirely,
- Go to the Control Panel (Start > Settings > Control Panel)
- In the Control Panel open the SAP Configuration applet.
- Uncheck the Use New Visual Design and click on OK.