Hi @4symmetry and welcome,
are you signed in when you’re trying to do this? In general, workflow functionality on Galaxy servers is only available to registered users (cause the workflow has to be associated with you somehow).
thanks a lot for your quick reply! Ah, yes, that was the problem. I wasn’t aware that you can use Galaxy without logging in, at all. I also currently have only my laptop screen, so when I tried to view both the tutorial and the Galaxy interface on it, the windows became so small so that the login/register button on the Galaxy interface had disappeared. Thus I thought I was logged in.
Sigh, and run into the same situation a lot of the time, even on a desktop. We all waiting for magic virtual screens to become a thing But, until then, maybe Galaxy itself can do something about the top Masthead being friendlier to smaller screens – I’ll make a request.
@4symmetry Keep it coming! Whatever you are finding that is tricky to understand, other new users are also likely finding tricky. We started a new project specifically to prioritize and improve the overall user experience in small ways. Community feedback is important – so not just you but anyone reading this post are all welcome to make suggestions. We’ve always welcomed suggestions – but have recruited more resources now to really focus on it (organizing a monthly hackathon for exactly this purpose).
If the usage issue is with Galaxy itself, please post to a topic here. We can give direct/immediate help plus triage items for that “papercut” project.
Advanced users of Galaxy who already know how to solve the usage hurdle, but find something annoying, please feel free to directly create a GitHub issue and the feedback will be triaged there: https://github.com/galaxyproject/galaxy/issues/