Aside from the obvious things like more physical memory etc. here are a few things we have seen significantly help speed up up the feel of the Notes client and even the overall performance of the user's workstation.
- Turn off Indexing for the Hard Drive on the Client workstation and Disable the Indexing Service, yes, searching will take longer in Windows but how often are you searching for files in Windows anyway? (or at least do not index any Notes related folders/files). If you work in Notes most of the day and realistically rarely use Windows search, it's a good trade-off.
- Upgrade to the latest ODS level for all local Notes Client databases. The latest On Disk Structure can save you a LOT of unnecessary I/O.
- In the Eclipse based Notes client, increase the initial and maximum memory assigned to the Eclipse environment by editing the vmarg.Xmx= and vmarg.Xms= lines in the jvm.properties file according to the memory spec of the machine (For 8.5.1 and onward it's in the NotesFrameworkRCPDeploy folder). Google jvm.properties lotus notes and you'll get plenty of hits and recommendations about these settings. TLCC has some great info here: http://www.tlcc.com/admin/tips.nsf/tipurlref/20120217
- Check for poorly configured or old/redundant Location Documents and (Low Priority) Connection Documents.
Warning - There is no basic Widget support in iNotes 9
Thu, Apr 4th 2013 4:49p Adam Osborne This one caught us by surprise - the bottom line is the 8.X technique for adding a Widget to the iNotes Mail outline no longer works. It is summed up by this line in Technote 1627817 "In iNotes 9.0, the Widgets folder in the Mail outline is no longer supported. The documentation surrounding this feature remains in the iNotes 9.0 documentation but does not apply to iNotes 9.0." Go ahead, read it again ... Instead of using the old technique of a single XML file, you need to follow the proced [read] Keywords: inotes
Ed's book "Opting in" is a great read
Fri, Feb 1st 2013 7:45p Adam Osborne I've had a number of delayed flights over the last two days and that has allowed me to finish Ed's book Opting in. It is a great read. You can get it from here http://www.amazon.com/Opting-In-Lessons-Business-Fortune/dp/0133258939 Enjoy. [read] Keywords:
ND9 - First Impression, lose the Emo colour scheme.
Thu, Dec 13th 2012 4:25p Adam Osborne There is so much to like in the ND9 Beta, but seriously what is with the black and white IBM Social Theme ! I love colour. Luckily you can change the scheme back via Preferences, Windows and Themes. Once colour is reintroduced, everything like much brighter and the layouts are clearer. I realise that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so I hope IBM pole other people's options before they make this the new default. [read] Keywords: ibm