Disable Drupal Admin Overlay

The admin back-end of Drupal 7 usually makes use of an overlay to display administration content. The overlay is an admin page that displays above the main web page, a way of reducing distraction and make it look ‘hip’; administration doesn’t have to be boring. But for my case it was a distraction because at times the overlay does not load after clicking a link. For instance, I was trying to rebuild permissions for node access permission but this action was rendered incomplete during the process because the overlay page did not load fully.

Solution: I simply disabled the overlay module under the modules page. The module is found under the core modules section. Of course I was able to rebuild permissions without a hitch. Some things are just good for aesthetics; but get rid of them if they do not offer any productive value.

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March 13, 2014

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