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prati@salesforceprati@salesforce 

Custom Home Page Component

Hi Forum,
  Is there a way to make a custom component for the Home page just like Create New on the left side. I want to have a component which can have drop down of different options(links to dashboards in my case), something very similar to Create New. I tried using javascript, vf area, etc but all of them need a region inside which there can be dropdown but I want it like a tab.
  Any ideas on how this can be achieved?

Thank you
 
Andrew EchevarriaAndrew Echevarria
You have to add it to the Home Page Sidebar, this link may be useful?
https://developer.salesforce.com/forums/?id=906F00000008rV5IAI
Let me know if I'm not understanding your needs.
prati@salesforceprati@salesforce
Thank you for your reply,. But I want to create a component just like Create New (which is default), with dropdown in the tab itself. Is that possible?
Andrew EchevarriaAndrew Echevarria
Have you tried creating a VF Page and then adding it to the sidebar? 
prati@salesforceprati@salesforce
Yes I tried that but the name of component will still appear. and if I add a button or tab with dropdown, it will be inside the page. I needed something to mimic the standard Create new bar with dropdown. Thank you
Andrew EchevarriaAndrew Echevarria

Okay here is my try:

Step 1: Create Homepage Component from VF page (http://theblogreaders.com/how-to-show-the-visualforce-page-on-salesforce-sidebar)
Step 2: Add homepage component to side bar (http://help.screensteps.com/m/salesforce/l/24429-adding-the-home-page-component-to-your-sidebar)

In the examples above, they have it right above the Create New, so it's do-able. Look carefully at Step 1, when you make the component, you have to select "Narrow (Left) column"