The Sharepoint Administrator's Toolbar will let you quickly access most of the locations in a Sharepoint Portal. It eliminates the need to use or display the Site Actions
menu, and gives you a quicker navigation experience.
You can navigate ANY Sharepoint portal with the same set of commands.
You can "lock" the navigation to a particular root or a particular SCA. When you "lock" the navigation, it will always
use that site, otherwise, it will use whatever site is currently loaded in the browser. That means that you can use the toolbar to navigate on ANY Sharepoint site (within your permission boundaries, of course). In order to "lock" navigation, however, you need to add your addresses for your root portal, and for your Sharepoint Central Administration. However, if you just a quick link to those places, look in the "Options" menu of the toolbar, and you will find "Navigate to Home" and "Navigate to SCA" which work even if the "locks" are not set.
You will receive a popup if SPAdminToolbar thinks you are trying to use its functions on a page that isn't Sharepoint. You can disable this in the options panel.
Although SPAdminToolbar works with IETab2 and IETab+ (Coral), it does not work right with the plain IE Tab. Presently, plain IE Tab seems to have a few issues with SharePoint, anyway. I personally recommend using IETab2 with SharePoint - the only thing you can't do (that I've found) is to rearrange the order of columns (IETab2) - that will crash Firefox every single time. I use it with this one
.Also, please do note that navigation does not work correctly when navigating *out* of a wiki-library. I haven't yet figured out how to discover if I am in one. As soon as I figure that out, I will fix it. This is a known bug.
Another known issue is the fact that the Admin Panel does not always refresh by itself - although it will refresh fine if you push the button.
If you have ideas, comments, complaints, wish to make translations, or wish to contribute, please send an email to my address is in my user profile.