Q. I am unable to setup the Activities sidebar
in the Lotus Notes 8.5 to connect to the Lotuslive Activities server because
the Activities preferences are greyed out when trying to edit the sidebar.
A. If the Activities Preference is greyed out, it means the
Activities sidebar was in Local/Offline mode at a time the server became
The Activities sidebar in Notes 8.5 is deliberately designed so that if
you are working off-line, the Activities Server Settings cannot be modified
and greyed out. This design causes problems when your password on the server
is changed while in Local/offline mode and the server is no longer accessible..
The work-around to this scenario:
-Close the Notes client.
-Edit the following file in a Text editor: \workspace\.metadata\.plugins\org.eclipse.core.runtime\.settings\com.ibm.openactivities.client.common.prefs
-Set the following parameter: user.is.offline=false
-Start the Notes client, the Activities preferences should now be available.