One of the instant feedback after migrating from SharePoint 2010 to SharePoint 2013: List items opens in a new window, rather opening on the same page as a modal popup dialog window! Users prefer opening List forms in a dialog window, so that they don’t have to leave the page they are working on. From end-user’s perspective, this transition would be distracting and they wants to remain in the same page.
By default, SharePoint 2010 opens list forms in a Modal dialog window when you try to add new item, edit item or view item. But SharePoint 2013 navigates to a different page and opens the list form in a new window as full page.
So, How to open list forms in dialog box instead of navigating to another page? Here is how:
- Navigate to the List/ Library Settings
- Click on the “Advanced settings” link. Scroll down and select “Yes” on the Dialog section.
- Click Ok to commit your changes.
Configure SharePoint 2013 List Items to Open in Modal Dialog using PowerShell
To configure SharePoint lists to open in the modal popup window, Set:
$list.NavigateForFormsPages = $true
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