After a beta phase of three months, the final version of SAP GUI for Java 7.70 is now available for download.
The main focus of this new release is on visualisation and usability.
Enhancements and New Features
Quartz: Quartz Light, Quartz Dark as well as the High Contrast Black (HCB) and High Contrast White (HCW) versions provide a Fiori-like user experience. While Quartz Light can be considered the successor of Belize, Quartz Dark is the first theme for working in low light environments.The new Quartz HCB replaces the old High Contrast theme based on Signature Design for users with visual impairment. Users who need a high contrast theme but are not glared by a bright background also can use the new HCW theme. This theme is also helpful for working in bright environments like outdoor.
Belize: The previous Fiori theme is included as well.
SAP GUI for Java keeps the classic screen metrics and window layout for compatibility reasons.
The outdated themes Corbu and the original High Contrast theme based on Signature Design have been removed.
Color Schemes are available for Quartz Light, Quartz Dark and Belize. They can be assigned to systems or even clients to clearly differentiate between test, development or productive systems and clients.
72, the typeface created to be the design language for all SAP products, is included in the installation. Both a proportional and a monospaced font is available. They can be activated in the Preferences Dialog, Design - Fonts, using the expert option.
High Resolution Icons
When using one of the new themes, for session windows and all local dialogs the icons are displayed with high resolution to support HiDPI displays.
Enhanced Search and Input History
The search results of the enhanced search and entries of the input history are combined in one dropdown menu. The full history list is still available on backspace.
Installer In addition to the jar based installers, new installers with a native launcher stub are available, which no longer need a preinstalled Java runtime.
Keyboard navigation has been reviewed, some controls not having keyboard support before have been made accessible using the keyboard.
Now also the dotted focus can display an animated focus change.
The visualization of the focus in high contrast themes has been improved.
The preferences dialog has been modernised for the new themes.