|This wiki topic provides several hints and tips for maximizing your use of the Notes Browser Plug-in
1. Use your existing Data directory when you migrate to the Notes Browser Plug-in
When you install Notes Browser Plug-in on a system where you have an existing Notes Client install, Notes Browser Plug-in during installation will migrate all the data to it's directories as needed. If you have a need to setup another machine and replicate your data from an on-premise server, then do the following:
Install Notes Browser Plug-in on any machine. Copy your files like desktop*.ndk, bookmarks.nsf, names.nsf, your Notes id file and other local databases that you need to access to the data directory at the path C:\Users\\AppData\Local\IBM\Notes. Launch Notes Browser Plug-in and start working with notes.
2. Commonly used links
Notes Browser Plug-in has some fixed URLs to access your most frequently used functionality. Type the following URLs in browser's URL bar for the desired feature:
notes:home -- Opens Notes Browser Plug-in's home page
notes:workspace - open workspace
notes:replication - Open replicator.
3. Launch your local databases in a browser directly by typing a URL
Notes Browser Plug-in supports standard notes:// URL syntax. For opening any local database if you know where the database is and the name of it, you can use the following URL:
(Please note: there are 3 slashes to open local database)
e.g. to open Local Name & Address book, the URL would be
4. Enable 'Advance' menu to get advanced menu options
In order to get some advanced options in Notes Browser Plug-in menus, add "menusAdvanced=1" in the Notes.ini file and restart Notes Browser Plug-in.
5. Use browser's "Save password" option to log into iNotes without entering the credential each time
6. Different ways to access iNotes from Notes Browser Plug-in
You can use any of the below three methods to launch iNotes
"File -> Open iNotes"
Click on the iNotes Icon on the top right corner of the Notes Browser Plug-in screen
Double click on the mail file icon on Notes Browser Plug-in's workspace.
7. Launch Notes browser plug-in from iNotes
There is a Notes browser Plug-in icon available on the top right corner of iNotes page, clicking on that takes you to the Notes Browser Plug-in homepage
If you click on a document link, a view link or an application link that you received in your mail , Notes Browser Plugin would be launched and the link's content will be opened. (Provided you have correct connection document in name.nsf)
8. Where can I find my bookmarks ?
When you migrate from standard client to Notes Browser Plug-in, your bookmarks are migrated to Browser's Favorites:
In Firefox, you can find those under "Bookmarks->Notes Applications"
In IE, you can find those under "Favorites->Notes Applications"
Notes Browser Plugin Bookmarks must be added or edited at this location. As this "Notes Applications" browser folder is used to:
- Sync bookmarks if you are using both Standard client and Notes Browser Pluginon the same machine.
- Sync bookmarks between Firefox and IE if you are using both these browsers to work with Notes Browser Plugin
- Replicate bookmarks onto the server if you are a Roaming user.
9. Access recently opened applications from Home page
Notes Browser Plug-in home page shows the list of recently opened applications on top right corner of the page. You can launch any recently opened database by simply clicking on its link.
10. "Copy as table and paste" in iNotes
You can copy as table multiple docs in Notes Browser Plug-in and paste it into new mail body in iNotes. It also shows the doc link to each documents in the table.
Refer CopyAsTableHTMLSetting on this page for more info.
11. If you want to install Notes Browser Plug-in at custom location, use a silent install method
Notes Browser Plug-in by default gets installed in "C:\Program Files (x86)\IBM" folder. If you want to change the installation path use the silent install method.
Syntax is : setup.exe -s -a -s "/v PROGDIR= /qn"
eg : etup.exe -s -a -s "/v PROGDIR=c:\\notes /qn"
12. Close your browsers and Notes instances before installing Notes Browser Plug-in
If you are installing Notes Browser Plug-in, make sure your browsers (Firefox and IE) are not running. If running, they may interrupt the installation of the Note Browser Plug-in addon.
13. Turn off pop up blocker in IE in order to work seamlessly with Notes browser plug-in
In IE go to Tools->Internet options->Privacy tab and un-check the turn on Pop-up blocker checkbox
14. Make sure Notes Browser Plug-in add on is enabled in your browser
If your Notes browser plug-in does not launch, you may want to first check the Notes Browser Plug-in addon in your browser's add on list. Make sure this is enabled.
15. Add BrowserUseHttpForiNotes=1 in notes.ini if your iNotes HTTP server uses non-secured protocol
When iNotes is launched via Notes Browser Plug-in, by default it is launched with secured protocol (https://)e.g. Https:///mail file. If user has configured the iNotes HTTP server with non secured protocol (http://) then below variable must be entered in notes.ini
16. Specify a preferred browser exclusive to Notes Browser Plug-in
If your system default browser is IE, but you want Notes Browser Plug-in to always launch in Firefox or vice versa, use the below Notes.ini settings
Notes Browser Plug-in does not include local Help files. When user tries to get help in Notes Browser Plug-in, it will try to open the help file (help9_client.nsf) . These files do not exist on earlier versions of Domino (pre-9.0), resulting in users getting an error.
Administrators can add the help9_client.nsf onto one of the Domino Server, and then users can add this entry to redirect help lookup onto that server.
user needs to add this parameter to notes.ini :
18. To capture the logs for focus in case of dialogs going behind the browser
If you encounter a problem where Notes dialog has gone behind the browser, please add this setting to the INI, recreate the problem, and send your console.log to IBM.
When you copy a list of documents in a Notes view by using the option "Edit->Copy As->Table", Notes Browser Plug-in puts the data on the clipboard in an HTML Table format. This may not work when you are pasting the data in applications such as Microsoft Outlook.
Use the following options for specifying changes to this
CopyAsTableHTMLSetting = 0 (or default)
This will copy the table as HTML with DocURI (Doclink icon) and when pasted in Outlook, will lose these links.
The Link icon will be available in clients which support DocURI (iNotes)
This will copy as HTML table with text "Notes Link" in place of DocURI (Doclink icon) and when pasted will result in HTML table with "Notes Link" as the link text instead of DocURI.
(No HTML Format) will copy as Notes table and not HTML table, when pasted behavior is similar to when pasted from standard client.
20. Specifying different levels of log
To get additional logs in case of hangs, un-stability issues observed with Notes Browser Plug-in.
These additional logs would help IBM to debug the issue and provide solution faster.
If you encounter a problem where Notes Browser Plugin is unstable or causing hangs, please add this setting to the INI, recreate the problem, and send you console.log to IBM.
Logging is Enabled by default all the time, there's not way to disable it entirely, but you could restrict logs for critical and error conditions. notes.ini parameter to configure the logging verbosity:
(default = 4)
1 = verbose
5 = terse
Note : User also needs to add below ini parameters to notes.ini to get the logs. Adding above parameter without below parameters will not generate expected logs