At the end of discussion I was left with long list of things that doesn't work in Open UI. On researching support web, picture became more appalling.
Following is the list of very basic things that just don't work in Open UI, and sad part is that Oracle is not acting on them at all.
Please share your views in the comments below.
Scrolling through list applet does not work with keyboard shortcut.When you get a list applet displayed in Open UI and before you click on any data row you navigate with the keys <CTRL>+<ARROW-DOWN> the focus will jump to the next record.But the previous record is still highlighted.
Oracle raised couple of bugs for it, but didn't provided any fix for IP2013
Drag and Drop of attachment does not work in IE9 and IE11 in IP2013 however it works in other browsers.
..."Drag and drop will not work in any IE version in Siebel 18.104.22.168 release and below. The biggest issue here is that IE8 and IE9 simply don’t support standards based drag and drop in HTML5. For IE10 there is a defect in a third party being used to provide this functionality. The third party has resolved the issue and it will be included in a future Siebel release. We would not encourage customers to upgrade the third party themselves, but rather they should wait for the next Siebel release when a fix will be made available"....
In one of the SR oracle has gone one step further and recommended to change the browser.
Open UI doesn't show hour glass while running query.This has been reported to oracle by many customers and since earliest open UI release, still oracle hasn't provided any fix yet.
Steps to replicate:
1) Log Into Open UI enabled siebel application
2) Navigate to Accounts > All Accounts View
3) Select the field to be searched using In Line Search(dropdown on top of list applet)
4) Query for a field which can take some time to return records
5) hourglass not shown and user doesn't know whether the system is querying or not!
Vertical scroll is not present in open ui list applets.
Siebel HI List Applet
Text area fields in open UI does not pops up.
Till the time if you any problem that was just rejected by oracle to fix and think that should get slot in top 10 the please share it in comments below.