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About Fly-out Menus

As a default, some of the menus in the WFDSS application are "fly-out menus", such as the left hand menu available on incident level tabs and the right hand Requirements menu on the Decisions tab. Fly-out menus increase screen space because they do not display until you are ready to use them. You hover your mouse over the edge of the menu until it "flies out" onto the screen. Fly-out menus move off screen once the mouse is moved away from the menu. Although they provide more screen space, Fly-out menus do not meet 508 accessibility requirements. Additionally, some users may experience challenges with this menu style when using older versions of some browsers or when accessing WFDSS on a mobile device.

The Incident Content Library fly-out menu option allows you to review all information related to an incident. This option allows users to view the most current incident information summarized in a clear format, without having to access it using a decision editor.

To use the Incident Content Library Fly-out menu option:

  1. From the Incident List, select the incident you want.
  2. Click View Information. The Incident Information appears.
  3. Click Menu to display the fly out menu. This step is not necessary if you have Enhanced Accessibility enabled and menu options are anchored on the left.
  4. Select Incident Content Library. Under the Content sub-tab, the incident content information displays.
  5. Click the incident content you want to view and it displays in the incident content pane on the right.
  6. To return to the Incident perspective, click the Menu sub-tab and select the appropriate option to continue working.

Last updated on 12/23/2021 12:31:37 PM.

 You do not need to turn on fly-out menus in WFDSS. You can disable this feature as described below.

To disable fly-out menus:

  1. Navigate to My Home > System Preferences.
  2. Check Enhanced Accessibility in the Accessibility section.
  3. Select Save Preferences at the bottom of the page. 

Keep in mind that turning on the Enhanced Accessibility will not only turn fly-out menus into static ones, it will also turn on other accessibility features required to meet 508 compliance, for example the Skip to Content feature that allows screen readers to skip to the primary field of interest on the page.

Last updated on 12/23/2021 12:31:37 PM.

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User Profile

To disable fly-out menus

To use the Incident Content Library

See Also

About the My Home page

WFDSS User Roles

Requesting an Account

Logging into WFDSS

Finding Your User Name

Changing Your Password

Requesting an Automated Password Reset

Understanding Locked User Accounts

Setting up Your Security Question

Changing Your Security Question

Answering the Security Question

Viewing Your Activities

Updating Your Contact Information

Creating a Duplicate Account

Justifying a New User Profile

Requesting Additional User Roles

Changing Your System Preferences


Field Descriptions

Glossary Resources

Spatial Data Reference

Landscape Data Source Reference

Relative Risk Reference

Organization Assessment Reference

Fire Behavior Reference

About the WFDSS Decision Editors