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How to change CiviCRM Home to a different page (not Dashboard)?

Since this path is hard-coded into CiviCRM, the best way to override it is probably a redirect. You could achieve this: Using the either the redirect or path redirect module for drupal. Using a ...
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Slow to open at first daily use

There are several things happening on the dashboard, so you'll need to dig further into this yourself to find the real underlying issue. Here are some things which could trigger symptoms like what you'...
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The dashboard does not render

A few things may cause issues like this. Webserver cannot make HTTP(s) requests to itself If CiviCRM / PHP cannot make a request to the CiviCRM site itself, it will be unable to retrieve the ...
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How can I redirect users to the contact dashboard after login?

Your best bet with Drupal is to use the Rules module. I think you also need to have CiviCRM Entity installed to get the proper tokens. Add a new Rules Component: Component Plugin: Action Set Name ...
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Keyboard shortcut to access contact Quick Search?

This shortcut and others can be found by clicking on the "Access Keys" help icon at the bottom of many CiviCRM pages.
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Our dashboard reports are inaccurate - caching issue?

This one also throws me occasionally. You should reduce the dashboard cache timeout setting to '0' in /civicrm/admin/setting/misc?reset=1 Then it will load the reports dynamically each time you ...
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User access to own contact record, forwarding upon login

When a user is logged in their information is auto populated in profile forms. So when they go to event registrations, donation pages, etc. their info is listed in the profile fields. If they make ...
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My dashlets have stopped working after my host moved my domain to another server

Please check your civicrm.settings.php and after that Administer - System Settings - Directories Administer - System Settings - Resource URLs Administer - System Settings - Cleanup Caches and Update ...
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How can we add case details and filtering to the CiviCRM dashboard?

It's opensource, whatever you want today you can change... provided you implement the change you want. As for future versions... well, the future isn't written, so if you are willing to code or fund ...
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Keyboard shortcut to access contact Quick Search?

The form field is assigned "q" as its HTML accesskey. I don't know about other browsers, but you can activate it in Firefox by pressing alt+shift+q (Windows/Linux), or on Mac: either control+option+q ...
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How can I set default active dashlets for all users globally?

The DefaultDashlets CiviCRM extension creates a settings page that allows administrators to define the active dashlets for new users based on group membership. Keep in mind it was born some hours ...
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How can I redirect users to the contact dashboard after login?

Allen has a great explanation for how to do this, particularly for anytime anyone logs in. Just for completeness, I wanted to make sure this simple option was documented, too. You may not really ...
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CiviCRM Dashboard Hangs for 5+ minutes part 2

I think the best solution would be to upgrade to CiviCRM 4.7.11 which will include an improved dashboard that no longer depends on server-to-self http requests. This upgrade will be released in about ...
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Edit birth date

Assuming you have a default layout, then there is a Date of Birth field on a contact's summary tab.
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How do I delete the "Recent Items"?

Eric, if you are using Drupal, "Recent Items" are contained in a block. You can disable the block and it will no longer display.
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User access to own contact record, forwarding upon login

I think what you are mainly interested in is having people sent to their User Dashboard on login. This is something that needs to be done in WordPress by one of a variety of plugins. As it is not a ...
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SSL enabled CiviCRM with forever loading dashlets?

Check your CiviCRM base URL - the CMS configuration ($base_url in Drupal settings.php), CiviCRM (CIVICRM_UF_BASEURL in civicrm.settings.php) and webserver configuration (canonical location you rewrite ...
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How can I set default active dashlets for all users globally?

You don't need to use SQL! There is an API and a hook for this, assuming you're on Civi 4.4 or higher. Check out the DashboardContact API, especially if you're working with contacts that have ...
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activity dashlet not showing results

Yes, go try creating an activity on someone's record and assigning it to yourself. If it doesn't show up in the dashlet, you have a problem, because that's what the dashlet is for.
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How do I delete the "Recent Items"?

Though this question is pretty old, MillerTech recently developed this extension to add a button on the Drupal Recent Items block to clear the list. Hope this will be useful cheers!
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Case dashlets - what do they show and how can I edit them?

Graham, you can not really configure these dashlets, they are not based on existing CiviCRM reports but code specifically. We have just created a fair number of CiviCase reports (working on one as we ...
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My dashlets have stopped working after my host moved my domain to another server

Ok, my host support team have now fixed the problem. Here's what they did: In /etc/hosts, your website XXXXXXXXXXXXX.co.uk was pointing to one server IP address, but the Civi website was running ...
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How to add the Recent Items stack (block)

You didn't mention which CMS you are using, and this is CMS-dependent feature. In Drupal, for example, you would select from the menu Structure | Blocks and then find the item labeled "CiviCRM Recent ...
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Webfaction hosting, behind a proxy - broken dashlet

At least until the most recent 4.7 releases, CiviCRM needed to contact itself via http to populate the dashboard. Your picture suggests that it's not able to, probably related to how the proxy is ...
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How can I resolve Civi Dashboard Javascript error: widget.name is null?

I'm glad you found the cause of your problem. It does sound like something went wrong back when you originally created those dashlets, and it's not clear what that was. But it would be good to ...
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Has the Dashboard Cache Timeout setting been moved?

This setting has been moved to each Reports(Access Tab). Major improvements related to dashlet has been done in 4.7.11 version. Hence, if you wish to change the cache timeout. Navigate to any ...
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After installation Civi menu and dashbord do not show (SOLVED)

Thanks for all your good ideas. Finally I've solved it by going through the first case I've listed above: Civi dashboard and menus won't display after install. Though I could neither access the ...
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CiviContribute Dashboard Chart Layout does not display

Problem is Flash being blocked. Although it is globally enabled, for some reason it is being blocked. Solved problem with this process to specifically trust site for Flash. https://support....
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The CiviCRM public extensions directory at https://civicrm.org/extdir/ver=5.4.1|cms=WordPress could not be contacted

The dashboard issue is a known issue in CiviCRM 5.4. The latest version of CiviCRM solves this. I'm not sure if that would also affect the extensions directory though. Please comment on this answer ...
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Relationships and Dashboard are broken with https

The first thing I'd check is whether your CIVICRM_UF_BASEURL in civicrm.settings.php is set without the https and if so, change that. Then flush caches and test again.
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