The Search Tabs page provides a list of search tabs that provide the following information:
• Tab Name: These are listed in the Name column.
• Description: Briefly describes the purpose of each tab (these are established using the properties page for each tab).
• Inheritance Status: As with most Search & Preview settings, search tabs are inherited along the lines of your SharePoint site structure. Icons in the Inherited column indicate whether each tab has inherited some or all of its settings from a higher-level as follows:
|This icon in the Inherited column indicates a tab configuration that has been inherited from a higher site level without any local overrides. You can break the inheritance and make custom settings for the local level by using the property action menus (see below).
|This icon in the Inherited column indicates a tab configuration that was originally inherited from a higher site level but has since been customized. These tabs no longer track updates made at higher site levels—all settings are now defined locally. These local overrides are also inherited by child sites (if any). You can reinstate the inheritance of any of these tabs by using the property action menus (see below).
|Tabs that do not show an icon in the Inherited column have been created at the local level and are not available at higher levels. These properties will be inherited by child sites (if any).
|This icon in the Inherited column indicates a tab that has been both created and hidden at the local level (see below for details about hidden tabs).
|Note: Even at the top, farm level you will see inheritance indicators. Tabs (and other settings) shown as inherited or customized at this level are inheriting their settings from the Search & Preview factory defaults. You can think of the defaults as existing as a virtual site level immediately above the farm level. This provides a good way to handle upgrades to Search & Preview, enabling new defaults to be loaded into your system during an upgrade without affecting your configuration work so far. You can override, revert and/or hide any of these settings at the farm level as required, just as on other levels. See below for the relevant commands.
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