Can you see two Workflow Designer tabs in Maximo?
Something you may have noticed since upgrading past Maximo 188.8.131.52 is that there are two Workflow Designer “Canvas” tabs. At first glance, this looks like the first sign of Maximo becoming unhinged. However, two canvas tabs exist intentionally but only one should be visible. Starting in Maximo 184.108.40.206, Java is no longer needed to use the Workflow Canvas. In more recent versions of Maximo, you can utilize HTML5 to edit Workflow. This comes just in time as all of the web browsers compatible with Maximo have either removed or are publicly planning to remove support for the technology that enables the use of the Java browser plugin. Oracle has even announced that the Java Plugin has been deprecated.
These conditions both reference the mxe.webclient.wfdesigner.usewfapplet system property. If they are properly referenced, one can control which canvas is displayed to the user: Java-based or HTML5 based. Setting it to “0”(The Maximo Default) will only show the user the HTML5 canvas. Setting it to “1” will only show the user the Java canvas.