What is the Notes Browser Plug-in?
The Notes Browser Plug-in allows you to work with your IBM Notes applications directly in a browser. The plug-in consists of components of the Notes client that allow you to work with your Notes applications, as well as components that allow integration inside a browser. The components from the Notes Client which are part of this plug-in are specific to the Notes Basic client; any features in an application that require Standard Client components will not be available when running that application under the Notes Browser Plug-in. Essentially, if your Notes application runs successfully in the Notes Basic client, it should run unmodified in the Notes Browser Plug-in.
The Notes Browser Plug-in does not support access to a user's Notes mail application; IBM strongly recommends using IBM iNotes for mail access.
In addition, Local Help Files are not included with Notes Browser Plugin. It is accessed from Domino server.
Note: There are components from the Notes Basic client that have not been included with the plug-in minkit package:
- Spell Check Dictionaries
- Attachment viewers
Installing the Notes Browser Plug-in
Refer to Installing the plug-in
for the detailed steps to install the Notes Browser Plug-in.
Launching the Notes Browser Plug-in
The Notes Browser Plug-in is currently supported on two web browsers: Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. To open the Notes Browser Plug-in, type notes:home
directly in the URL address field of your browser. You can also launch the workspace directly by typing notes:workspace
in the browser's URL address field. In addition, you can double-click the Notes Browser Plug-in desktop shortcut
(only available with the stand-alone installation) which will launch the application in whichever browser is set as your system default.