Preventing Users from Toggling the Location of the Metadata Card

You can prevent users from toggling the location of the metadata card between the right pane and the bottom pane by disabling the Show Metadata in Bottom Pane option in the Display Mode menu.
Note: You can also hide the Toggle Metadata Card Location command in the metadata card option ribbon by defining a metadata card configuration rule that sets Is Hidden to Yes for the Location Button definition. For more information on metadata card configuration rules, see Metadata Card Configuration.

To disable the Show Metadata in Bottom Pane option in the Display Mode menu:

  1. Open M-Files Named Value Manager.
  2. Use the Server drop-down menu to select the M-Files server and then the Vault drop-down menu to select the document vault.
  3. Use the Storage Type drop-down menu to select the MFConfigurationValue storage.
  4. In the Namespace field, enter the following value: M-Files.Core.Client.Settings
  5. Click Add... to add a new key.
  6. In the left-side pane, double-click New Named Value Key and enter the following value: MetaDataPositionOverride
  7. Select the newly added key, and in the right-side pane, enter the following value:
    { 
        "MFShell": { 
            "MetaDataPositionOverride": { 
                "DoNotShowMetadataInBottomPane": 1 
            } 
        } 
    }
    Your configuration in M-Files Named Value Manager should now be similar to the example shown below.
  8. Click Save and then close M-Files Named Value Manager if you no longer need it.
The Show Metadata in Bottom Pane option in the Display Mode menu is now disabled and grayed out in the selected vault.