Preview Tab Contents with Tab Hovers

Tired of jumping from tab to tab just to get that key bit of information? With tab hovers, you can see the highlights of tab contents just by mousing over them. This feature is available in Salesforce Classic only.

Tab hovers display the most important data points on a given object, such as an account or a contact. You can customize which fields appear by editing an object’s mini page layout. Here’s what tab hovers look like:Tab hover example

Here’s how to enable tab hovers:
  1. In Setup, go to Create | Apps, and click the name of the console you want to modify.
  2. Click Edit.
  3. Check Enable Tab Hovers.
  4. Click Save.
Note that tab hovers aren’t supported for right-to-left languages. (Apologies to our Hebrew- and Arabic-speaking friends.) Also, tab hovers aren’t available on objects without a mini page layout, including Tasks and Events, or on the following entities.
  • Reports
  • Dashboards
  • Topics
  • Tab Sets
  • Email Messages
  • Attachments