A bunch of new features and a seamless user experience across all the M-Files products have been introduced with the M-Files January 2024 Release. In addition, it will bring a fresh look across all M-Files products and additional Business Benefits.
In this blog, I will give a summary of the new Features and Business Benefits including pictures of the new look and feel of the different M-Files products.
Furthermore, I will also share the instruction to follow, in order to keep the former colour scheme.

Business Benefits of the M-Files January Release 2024

Outlined below you will find a list of the most important Business Benefits.

  • Consistent User Experience: Streamlined and cohesive design across products for a consistent and intuitive user experience.
  • Enhanced Accessibility: Improved color contrast and accessibility features will cater to a broader audience, ensuring a positive experience for users with diverse needs.
  • Efficient Learning Curve: Quicker adaptation to the unified design, as common elements and patterns create a more efficient learning curve.
  • Increased User Satisfaction: A cohesive and accessible design contributes to higher user satisfaction.

Summary of the main new Features of the M-Files January Release 2024

Features below will give you a list of the major improvements.

  • M-Files Desktop Client and M-Files Web Client have the same visual identity.
  • In the M-Files comments feature you have the option to mention someone by using the @ plus the name. In addition, this will trigger a notification.
  • M-Files Desktop is supporting the copy of many links at once. You can now select many objects and create links to them at once in M-Files Desktop.
  • It is now possible to set the session timeout individually. This can be easily done under the Advanced Vault Settings section.
  • To streamline the process, improved sharing options were implemented.
    Description out of the M-Files Release Notes: “Sharing options in M-Files Desktop have been clarified, and rarely used features have been removed if M-Files Web is enabled. PDF options have been moved to a “Save as PDF” section of the context menu. These are user interface changes only and have no effect on the API.“.

Joonas Linkola (Senior Partner sales Engineer at M-Files) shared a nice summary of the release note on LinkedIn.

For further details, please take a look at the official M-Files Release Note.”

How it looks now…

Reverting to the previous M-Files colour scheme

Open the M-Files Admin application and navigate to the Vault you would like to modify.
Click on Configuration => Client => Desktop => Appearance.
Particularly, the parameters below have to be adapted.

  • Enabled > Yes
  • Logo Image > M-Files Logo below
  • Top Area Color > #318ccc
  • Accent Color > #318ccc
  • Top Area Breadcrumb and Icon Color > #ffffff

Please feel free to look at the below video that shows the same, step by step.