For a long time, session previews have been an essential part of the Session Search index. Before navigating away from the index, it’s useful to preview a specific session to be sure it fits what you’re looking for. However, session previews have limited capabilities–it just shows you the player with limited controls–and may not give you enough information to know what’s going on. This forces you to click into the session to look at the timeline anyway.
To remedy this problem and make session management a bit easier, we’re introducing a new Session Peek view. When perusing sessions in the Session Search index, click on a session to pull up the peek view on the right side.
Much like the old session preview, peek view includes a player where you can preview the session recording, but it also includes a simplified timeline where you can toggle between pages and collect insights about what’s happening behind the scenes.
Once you locate a session that bears further examination, click the expand icon in the top-right corner to open the session in full screen. Session peek includes the essential options available on the session playback view, including the ability to toggle web vitals and HTTP events, pin sessions, and expand entries for more information.
New Session Table
To support session peek, we've also updated the Session Search table to match the look and feel of tables throughout the Noibu console. We’ve moved the Date & Time Range selectors into the filters menu, and moved the Filter and Sort menus to the top-left. This makes for a more consistent experience when jumping from page to page.