Filr Content Editor - "Edit This File" vs. "Edit Online"

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  • 15-Jan-2020
  • 04-Mar-2020


Filr 4.1 Content Editor


For Filr advanced customers who have enabled Content Editor, users can be unclear as to what which each editing option does. When clicking on the "down arrow" button next to an editable file, users will see both "Edit This File" and "Edit Online" options:


The "Edit This File" option is for edit-in-place editing, while "Edit Online" is the collaborative editing option offered by Content Editor.

It is possible to remove the "Edit This File" option if desired. To do this, edit /opt/novell/filr/apache-tomcat/webapps/ssf/WEB-INF/classes/config/ and set edit tags to be blank by adding lines such as:<ext>=

For example, to prevent the "Edit This File" option from appearing for files with the .docx extension, add this line:

In Filr 4.2 and the new UI, the change is made by adding this line to the file:


After saving changes to the file, restart the Filr service, either from the port 9443 appliance administration console, or from the command line of the appliance, using the command rcfilr restart.

Additional Information

This solution has not been fully tested and is therefore not officially supported.