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Settings to deactivate 'Follow' option for particular models? [Closed]

Mohamed arif
on 4/30/13, 11:55 AM 2,804 views

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Sudhir Arya (ERP Harbor Consulting Services)
on 05/01/2013 09:13:33

Is there any settings or configuration to remove "Follow" button from bottom of form views for some models or views only?

Also I would like the same for "Send a message or Log a note" feature.

Thanks in advance.


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Sudhir Arya
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Sudhir Arya (ERP Harbor Consulting Services)
On 4/30/13, 12:03 PM

Just remove following portion from xml file:

<div class="oe_chatter"> <field name="message_follower_ids" widget="mail_followers" groups="base.group_user"/> <field name="message_ids" widget="mail_thread"/> </div>

This will remove Following part from form view.

Inherit the form view in your module and replace the div tag like this:

<div class="oe_chatter" position="replace"/>

Nimesh Contractor
On 5/1/13, 8:32 AM

If you have removed

<field name="message_follower_ids" widget="mail_followers" groups="base.group_user"/> <field name="message_ids" widget="mail_thread"/>

From the view part then you can remove following code from py file.

_inherit = ['mail.thread']

Which py file need to remove?

on 5/7/13, 8:54 AM

No, You need not remove whole py file. As I said you have to remove the _inherit = ['mail.thread'] from the py file only if you remove the chatter section from the xml file.

Nimesh Contractor
on 5/8/13, 4:44 AM

Ok , i got, it, and can i convert this view to show me all email message like on the wall (at archive) on the patner page? i dont know where to set the domain for this, and what i need to write as the rule, can u help? (i want to use only the that part <field name="message_ids" widget="mail_thread"/>)

on 5/8/13, 5:51 AM

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