Add server and database as optional parameters for @GetProfileField and @SetProfileField (07 May 2013)
Possible alternative title;
"Add server and database as optional parameters for @GetProfileField and @SetProfileField"
And yeah, like Johannes, I almost voted 'Demote' until I read it properly
It's a good idea
System wide Web Query Save (07 May 2013)
Fairly easy to do now
Call a common WQS, that itself looks up into a systemwide keywords db to know what WQS agent to run for a given db/form combo
New toolbar widget "Console Command" (10 Apr 2013)
Simplification of the preference menu (10 Apr 2013)
I'm all in favour of this, as long as there is some way for support, admin etc. to see the hidden values/tabs for problem diagnosis
Version property for NotesDatabase (28 Mar 2013)
Very very nice idea
Make dialog boxes resizable (26 Mar 2013)
Ah, sorry, thought you meant Notes client
Make dialog boxes resizable (26 Mar 2013)
Use the triangle bar thingy in the bottom right corner
But generally I agree, all dialog boxes should be resizable
Make dialog boxes resizable (26 Mar 2013)
Err - it is completely resizable now (in 8.5.3)
I'd just like to be able to compact a design template and have it purge all now-unused fields from the e.g. column list
You know how it is, you created name, name_1 and name_2, saved the form, renamed the fields to what you want, but these three fields still show up in the field list in a column formula
Yes, I know there are (fiddly) ways to remove them, but I'd like to see it done with a simple compact
Shared Actions belong under Shared Elements (26 Mar 2013)
Yes, either move shared column and shared fields (which are almost always code) into the code section or move the shared actions out
@Formula library (26 Mar 2013)
I reproduce this using shared fields using known field inputs
E.g. Let's keep it simple. Say you have a formula for volume that handles empty fields;
Your shared field, Volume, fomula is
Then as long as your calling function does a @setfield on the four fields height,width,length,precision before calling the refresh, the shared field Volume
Now you can use Volume through out your form, setting fields, calculating, getting the value of Volume as often as neccesary
And the Boolean default should be True to ensure existing code keeps working as designed
Remove syntax error indication until after end-of-line (26 Mar 2013)
Intellisense definitely packs up after it's decided there's a code error
But more irritating is that the red wiggly line obscures whether you've put a comma or a period in a line of code - which of course if you've got it wrong triggers the red wiggly line ...
Just the X in the sidebar is enough!
Set scope for debugger (26 Mar 2013)
Well then perhaps we need a lotusscript switch - debugger true, debugger false - which we can put in just for the modules in whatever databases we want to debug?
Mail template & Help dbs would have 'debugger false' in every single module by default, which we could change on the rare occasions we need to debug mail or help
Consistent Database Open Dialog (26 Mar 2013)
I'm always in favour of consistency, and the Designer Application-Open dialog biox is much better than the Client one
If you mean a new tab inside properties in the new IDE, I'm all for it (actually, I'd like it editable there as well)
And if you declare it multiple times with different values? Which should it take - and how the frick could you debug it?
Humor me for a moment: I want a Game as a Notes App (21 Mar 2013)
Notes is admirably suited for games that need a central record keeping of board positions and user-secret info - Scrabble, Settlers of Catan, Puerto Rico etc.
It would also work for 100% open games too - chess, draughts, go etc.
What it would be very poor at is playing against you
I'd be happy to help write one with you if you want?
Swap F5 and F9 Keys (21 Mar 2013)
It's back in 8.5.3 8-)
Enable search for multiple notes databases simultaniusly (20 Mar 2013)
This used to be possible in Domain Search (there was an 'include this database in a multi-database search' checkbox) and was removed in R6 I think
Not just mailfiles - why not be able to do it with all folders?
Show documents from many databases in one view. (20 Mar 2013)
This used to be available with ... Portfolios?
Went away with R6
Let users set individual default custom font, color, size, background, etc. for their email AND replies. (19 Mar 2013)
Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes!
Go back to the Inbox after deleting a message (22 Feb 2013)
Outlook (spit) has an option for users to decide what to do after a reply and after a delete
Notes should have the same
Autosave for Domino Designer (21 Feb 2013)
As long as we can turn it off, I'd say go for it
Add formula @IsDocBeingPrinted (21 Feb 2013)
REALLY uncomfortable with the idea that you could print something that's not on the screen
Like it or not, paper is the way many legal requirements go
It would be the work of a few seconds to send an email like that below
please print, sign and return
<when read,edit> I reject conditions 3, 5 and 7
<when printed> I accept completely your conditions
This would lead to the impossibility of using Notes for legal document production
Attachment Box (21 Feb 2013)
I, and many users, find it useful to say things like
Here -> <attachment1> are the latest figures
Here -> <attachment2> are last weeks
I've also got some preliminary figures for next week <attachment 3>
You lose all of that functionality if attachments are shoved out into a box at the top like in Outlook
Warning when phishing URLs appear in e-mail (21 Feb 2013)
Sounds like a good idea but...
Won't that require reading every link in every email - and what about encrypted emails, how would that work?
Possibly it might be better on the click function, rather than when it exists
Also as a switch for @text
Print of calendar in color (19 Feb 2013)
At the very least it should print as seen on screen - so WYSIWYP
The monthly view, especially, looks great on screen and crud when printed
Select Category option in Views to tick all documents within a category and sub-categories (16 Oct 2012)
SHFT-CTRL-* would do it nicely
inbox: newest first (16 Oct 2012)
I disagree completely
Logically, the 'next' and 'previous' emails should be 'later' and 'earlier' in time
Additionally, if you have your newest first, when you open an email and, say hit enter (to go to the next) or delete, it goes to an older email, not the next one to be read
Finally, if you read your unread mails from top to bottom, you will see e.g. first a request, then peoples answers, rather than seeing the answers before the request
I loathe this 'feature' in e.g. hotmail, webmail, Lookout, etc.
Symphony docs viewable on iPhone & iPad (15 Oct 2012)
Not just the apple stuff, all smartphones and tablets
E.g. DocsToGo on Blackberry
New Hide-When property (15 Oct 2012)
Certainly visibility of fields is needed for Designers
I agree with Paul
The clean up needs to be at the recipient end, not the sender
Context menu in the field of type "Text" (20 Sep 2012)
? Right click gives all of these except select all
So you want to make each app in the designer left hand pane self-contained with its own floating header
When a user is removed from the Domino Domain and mail file is deleted remove all calendar entries where they are the chair in all mail files (20 Sep 2012)
I concur with Craig, make it an option, similar to the one in WordPress.
When you remove a user, ask "to whom do you assign all of their meetings?"
Lotus script debug snooze option (20 Sep 2012)
I'd rather just have a debugger that only debugged the current db
Export to excel (19 Sep 2012)
Export as csv?
Universal Messaging Notes Client (19 Sep 2012)
And not only that, but give it away free with every darn PC or Mac that's sold, and make it open source
Lotus had the opportunity to own the email space back in the mid nineties when the Notes email db could access any pop3 mail store, the way that M$ owned the browser space with IE
Let's take it back now
We all know M$ LookOut! and Excuse are horrible mail clients, let's give the world a good open source one
Form Fields (19 Sep 2012)
I would like to see something like a simple border, like now, for editable fields, dotted for Computed, dashed for CFD etc.
Error Handling for default Domino errors (19 Sep 2012)
In the Notes client (8.5+) you now get told which field has the error
Improving Domino Designer Search (19 Sep 2012)
Or why don't you just buy & incorporate Teamstudio Configurator?
Search/Find & Replace - over both design AND documents!
All using Wild cards
Over Multiple databases
Easy way to get all groups of any user programmatically (14 Sep 2012)
Well, I know it's not as quick (and I've promoted this), but in the meantime, surely everyone by now creates a 'Groups by user' view in the NAB?
Just lookup into that
Whereas, of course, anything NOT to do with improving oldskool design elements, formula or LotusScript is only going to fall on deaf ears 89% of the time?
Lotus Script Debugger - debug only selected object (14 Sep 2012)
I rasied this yonks ago - so naturally I agree wholeheartedly 8-)
What does this do that 'Remove' doesn't?
3. sort columns A/D
4. categorize (or 'group') columns
So we could give the users one pretty comprehensive view, and they could sort and categorize it to their hearts' content
Add in 'maintain categories after a search and that's pretty much 90% of Notes reporting tied up 8-)
Copy field properties in a table in clipboard memory (14 Sep 2012)
And then a 'paste properties' to apply those properties to another field?
Horizontal menu Separator to group actionbuttons (08 Dec 2009)
Why not just create an empty button?
With no text and no action?
Do you really think that a) people would bother to look at a user's unread marks before sending an email? b) that the number of unread marks indicates how busy someone is or c) that anyone sending to multiple users will appreciate the extra time/cpu needed to grab this info?
Optimise LotusScript Conditional evaluation (24 Sep 2009)
$= means 'is a string AND equals'
%= means 'is an integer AND equals'
and so on for all datatypes
Optimise LotusScript Conditional evaluation (24 Sep 2009)
I agree with adding a new operator, say $= or %= so
if doc.CFRDays(0) $= "" Or Or doc.CFRDays(0) %= 0 Then
When the doc.CFRDays(0) is evaluated, if it is not a string, then it automatically fails the $= operator
Likewise, if it is not an integer, it always fails the %= with no comparison necessary in either case
That would speed things up a lot
Activities - More status options (24 Sep 2009)
Can I promote this one more than once?
2 Default actions when double-clicking an attachment (16 Sep 2009)
@4 now that is a smart suggestion - as long as we have CTRL-click to open as well
Open more than a database at once (16 Sep 2009)
@PhoneNumber (16 Sep 2009)
@3 Clearly you're American 8-)
There is indeed a standard 'phone number format!
It's +<country code>space(<optional special code>space)<area code>space<subscriber number>
So for the US +1 123 1234567
For the UK +44 208 12345678 or +44 1344 123456
For a UK mobile number +44 7 973 123456
For a Swedish number +46 12 12345678 or +46 1234 12345
This would be a very simple feature to implement - and would also be useful as an @text option and a standard lotusscript format string
Make a FREE Notes Mail Client "Lite" for home users (16 Sep 2009)
In 1994, while working at Lotus Development in Staines, UK, I sent an email to Jim Manzi, suggesting that Lotus do a deal with the (then) leaders in PC manufacturing, Compaq, Dell, Time, Opus and Gateway, putting a Lotus notes client free on every PC, so that everyone used Lotus Notes as their default email
His reply (which i kept) said
"We don't see any likelihood that a free email client on every PC would be of interest to most users"
Shared Action Groups (15 Sep 2009)
Why not stick 'em in a subform? - of course, then we'd need subforms for views... 8-)
Please split into two ideas
Set a fixed size for an NSF (15 Sep 2009)
I would like to see a starting or minimum size for dbs as an option, which would be honoured by compact
Auto Correct Spelling and Capitalization (15 Sep 2009)
I've demoted because I'm never in favour of things happening automatically
Spellcheck already picks this up, and really, users should have this set as 'on' by default
Allow to hide view columns by a few mouse clicks (27 Aug 2009)
And how would you unhide it again?
Special field remember old data. Configurable! (27 Aug 2009)
Are you expecting a $history field for each and every field?
Or are you hoping to flag required fields to allow Notes to build $history fields for them?
You could, of course, use 'prior version saved as responses' or even write you own using just the required fields (e.g. on Querysave, build a new doc and save every field with name ending in _h, or in a given keyword list into it and save as a response doc
I'm agnostic at the moment...
Auto Filing Inbox Mail (27 Aug 2009)
Again, I've demoted this as I'm not happy with 'hidden' stuff happening without explicitly saying so
If this was an option on the send & file / folder dialogue box, I'd probably promote instead, but to do it automatically, well , sorry, that's a no no for me
Keywords with aliases in views (26 Aug 2009)
It would require the view to know which form the document was created with, look at the design for that form, and extract the aliases for that field
Not impossible but very very slow
I have written code to do this so many times that I can do it in my sleep
YES PLEASE let's have it as a default option - for web, client or both
IBM Should Change the Slide Templates (20 Aug 2009)
@4 I want people to call me because they like me 8-)
No one likes me if I give a presentation with 8pt fonts and 32 bullet points per slide 8-(
Shared Selection Formula for Views (20 Aug 2009)
While I've approved this, a part of me says "if the views have the same selection formula, couldn't we make do with just one view?"
I would prefer a different border type - regular for editable, dashed for computed, dotted for cfd
Allow resetting the code execution point in the debugger (18 Aug 2009)
In other words - give us a proper debugger?
Quick way to fix the UNK table (17 Aug 2009)
It's not just a case of compacting it though
The various forms keep the old field names, and at the moment the only way to shed them is to create a new form, and copy & paste the old form's contents into it
If it has various pieces of event code, that is a real pain
We need an option to clean up the UNK table AT THE FORM LEVEL every time a form is saved - or maybe add it as part of the 'Tools - recompile' code?
Make NotesDocument.Added Property accessible (17 Aug 2009)
And as Tom said, make it available in views as well
Staging concept makes our design flexible ....[ when you use staging variable as a number ] (17 Aug 2009)
Demoting, as this is a code thing, not a Notes Core thing
Turn back time on a server (12 Aug 2009)
My concern would be for SOX compliance - how could you prove the time & date an email was sent if the server time/date could be set back in time?
Change @DbTitle into @AppTitle (12 Aug 2009)
Just ADD @appname/@Apppath etc. that do the same as @dbname & @dbname
Move Lotusphere to Nashville or Lexington (12 Aug 2009)
Come back to Berlin! (Or even try out Vienna or Prague?)
I wish I could open views in a new window (12 Aug 2009)
Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes
'collapse all but current' in views (12 Aug 2009)
So, we have * to open just the category we're in, and SHIFT-* to open all of it's hierarchy, others have asked for CTRL-* to select all in the current hierarchy
How about ALT-* to collpase all except the current hierarchy?
Ah, way back when ...
I use to work for Lotus in 94/95 (before the big takeover)
I sent an email to Jim Manzi suggesting that just as Microsoft were doing deals with PC manufacturers to put Internet explorer on every PC, Lotus should do the same with the notes client.
Give it away free as a fantastic email client plus so much more, let people pay to buy the design client if they wanted it
His reply sounds a lot like one a decade or so earlier from Bill Gates
"We don't foresee any likelihood that every PC sold would have an email client installed"
And make it possible to be a formula, not just a fixed numebr
Show categorized columns when displaying search results (12 Aug 2009)
When we do a web search we can keep the original sort order, I'd like to be able to do that in the Notes client as well
Deleting a message should put focus back to inbox (12 Aug 2009)
This should be a mail preference
(It's very simple to code into the template)
Print selected text only (11 Aug 2009)
A 'Print Selected' function/menu option would do it nicely
Sorry, this can't work - how can the app tell which server it's template lives on?
Most of us (sensibly) disable the design task and keep our templates safely away from the live servers
Names Fields Display Formats (11 Aug 2009)
The problem is with John Smith/Sales/MyOrg and John Smith/Engineering/MyOrg
How are you going to differentiate them if you don't show Abbreviated names?
Give Groups in the Domino Directory their own ACL's (11 Aug 2009)
This can be achieved with Reader fields - albeit in a rather clunky fashion - so, sorry, I'm demoting it
Make Ctrl-A a toggle (11 Aug 2009)
Another vote for Shift Ctrl A
Application (Database) Block List for Debugger (11 Aug 2009)
I to would like to see debug scope at the database level
It's a royal pain in the rear when in debug on my test app to have to look in help or to email someone
Allow only numbers in a number field (11 Aug 2009)
Id this was asking for input masks it would get a 'promote' but as it is, I think there are better things to spend dev time on
"Grey Out" hidden view columns in designer (11 Aug 2009)
I'd prefer a pale grey background
Custom @Functions (11 Aug 2009)
If only we could vote multiple times for a topic this would be the one!