Is it possible to freeze a Structure

We'd like the ability to 'freeze' portions of a structure, if not the whole thing -- that is prevent the issues from being moved around by accident. The use case is this: You as a manager set up a structure representing a project, and you don't want to accidently move sections due to an accidental swipe with the mouse.

I know you can remove require the use of 'Edit' permission, but this would mean you'd have to come up with a way of working where you'd have to remove the privilege from yourself and others. Is there any other way, preferably from the structure itself?

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Hello Wayne,

As you say, one way is to remove permissions on the structure. To be able to restore them, you can have a separate user account that will retain the permissions.

Another thing I can think of is using Dashboard gadget. There's an option in the gadget configuration, "allow changes". You can create a separate dashboard with a structure gadget taking up the whole page width. Note that gadget functionality is somewhat limited (for example, there's no search).

Yet another way to force read-only interface is to view a structure in history mode. (This is also a way to investigate and recover from accidental changes). Click the history button and view the latest or any previous version of the structure.

Hope this helps!
Igor

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