Article ID: 114237, created on Jun 28, 2012, last review on May 7, 2014

  • Applies to:
  • Operations Automation 5.4

This article describes changes applied to skins via installation of the Parallels Automation (PA) 5.4.2 update.

1) The Search box was detached from the Actions box; "Show Search/Hide Search" links were added instead of special button.

Screenshots

Before PA 5.4.2:

Action box before PA 5.4.2

After PA 5.4.2:

Action box detached PA 5.4.2

 

What may be affected

The background color of the Search box may look inconsistently after the upgrade:
Action box broken PA 5.4.2

 

Possible reason

 

New CSS rules were added to the skin:

.sid-pa .search-box background: #d3e4ed url(../images/toolbar.png) repeat-x; background-clip: padding-box; box-shadow: inset 0 1px 0 #ebf5fb, 0 1px 0 #dadee1; }
 
.sid-pa .actions-box .search-box .s-btn { border-color: #82a6b9; }

 
The background color for both the Action box and the Search box was defined by the following CSS rule:

.objects-details .search-box { box-shadow: inset 0 1px 0 #99afbd, inset 0 15px 10px -10px #afc4cf; }
.actions-box .search-box .s-btn, .screenBody .actions-box .searchArea .commonButton border-color: #6a8c9e; background: #b0d0e1 url(../images/btn.png) 0 -210px repeat-x; background-clip: padding-box; box-shadow: 0 1px 0 #b4c9d5; }

 
Now, different CSS rules are used to define the background color of the Search and Action boxes:

.sid-pa .search-box background: #d3e4ed url(../images/toolbar.png) repeat-x; background-clip: padding-box; box-shadow: inset 0 1px 0 #ebf5fb, 0 1px 0 #dadee1; }
.objects-details .search-box { box-shadow: inset 0 1px 0 #99afbd, inset 0 15px 10px -10px #afc4cf; }
.actions-box .search-box .s-btn, .screenBody .actions-box .searchArea .commonButton border-color: #6a8c9e; background: #b0d0e1 url(../images/btn.png) 0 -210px repeat-x; background-clip: padding-box; box-shadow: 0 1px 0 #b4c9d5; }
.sid-pa .actions-box .search-box .s-btn border-color: #82a6b9; }

How to fix

To fix this issue, do the following:

a) Copy the style from the Actions-box (.objects-toolbar), i.e., copy/paste the background properties from:

.objects-toolbar, .action-btns-block, .actions-box.buttons, .formArea .actions-box .buttons border-color: #b7d0de;background: #d3e4ed url(../images/toolbar.png) repeat-x; background-clip: padding-box; box-shadow: inset 0 1px 0 #ebf5fb, 0 1px 0 #dadee1; }

to .sid-pa .search-box

b) Specify border-color: #82a6b9; for .sid-pa .actions-box .search-box .s-btn:

You can see that the buttons' border is not very sharp with the specified border-color: 

Without .sid-pa .actions-box .search-box .s-btn border-color: #82a6b9; }:
Buttons Without Border-Color Specified

With .sid-pa .actions-box .search-box .s-btn border-color: #82a6b9; }:

Buttons With Border-Color Specified

 

2) Left menu of PA PCP was changed.

Screenshots

Before PA 5.4.2:

PA PCP Left Menu before 5.4.2

After PA 5.4.2:

PA PCP Left Menu before 5.4.2

 

What may be affected

Colors and other styles may look inconsistently. See example screenshots below:

Before 5.4.2:

PA PCP Custom Left Menu before 5.4.2


After 5.4.2, unpatched:

PA PCP Custom Left Menu in 5.4.2 unpatched
 

Possible reason

As the HTML markup has changed significantly, any changes applied to the left menu may "break" the styles.

How to fix

The skin should be changed. To change the left menu colors, add the following CSS rules:

.sid-left .tree-item span { color: #FFFFFF; letter-spacing: 0; }
.sid-left .tree-item-active span b { color:transparent; }

3) Screen ID was placed in the right corner and made visible.

Screenshots

Before PA 5.4.2:

Screen ID before PA 5.4.2

After PA 5.4.2:

Screen ID in PA 5.4.2

 

What may be affected

The Screen ID may be invisible after the upgrade.

 

Possible reason

The skin contains a CSS rule defining the Screen ID color:

.sid-pa #screenID color: #f5f5f5; }

How to fix

This CSS rule should be removed from the skin.

 

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