Lists the questions that Home page users ask most often and provides brief answers.
What is the Home page?
- What is the Home page?
- What is the difference between the Updates tab and the Widgets tab?
- Can I set one of the tabs as the default tab?
- What are widgets?
- What can I do with IBM Connections widgets?
- What widgets can I add to my home page?
- If I rearrange the widgets, what happens the next time I open the page?
- If I close a widget, does that mean that I can't use it again?
- How do I set widget preferences?
- Can I access the full IBM Connections applications from the Home page?
- What is the limit of the number of entries displayed on the Updates tab?
What is the difference between the Updates tab and the Widgets tab?
The Home page delivers an aggregated view of the latest updates from all the IBM
Connections applications. If your administrator has enabled it, the Home page also delivers updates from applications from other vendors.
Can I set one of the tabs as the default tab?
tab delivers the latest updates to you in an easy-to-read list format. Use the filter options provided to view the updates that interest you most. The Widgets
tab displays the updates in the form of widgets, with each widget listing the latest updates for a specific application.
What are widgets?
No, but the Updates
tabs have different URLs, so you can bookmark your favorite tab at any time.
What can I do with IBM Connections widgets?
A widget is a self-contained, HTML-based representation of a software component. The Widgets
tab uses widgets to display a snapshot view of updates from each of the IBM
Connections applications. You can also add widgets to the side column on the Updates
What widgets can I add to my home page?
You can stay current with updates from all of your IBM
Connections applications directly from the Home page. Some widgets allow you to toggle between different views to display different types of information.
If I rearrange the widgets, what happens the next time I open the page?
You can add widgets for each of the IBM
Connections applications you have installed. Vendor-acquired widgets might also be available if your administrator has enabled them. You can view the widgets available for use in the content palette, which you can access by clicking Customize
on the Updates
tab or Widgets
If I close a widget, does that mean that I can't use it again?
Whenever you add or move a widget on the Updates
tab or the Widgets
tab, the next time you open the page, the widget displays in the same location. The widget also displays the same view as when you last viewed it.
How do I set widget preferences?
Closing a widget simply returns it to the content palette. You can add the widget to the Home page again whenever you want.
Can I access the full IBM Connections applications from the Home page?
You can configure IBM
Connections widgets to display as many entries as you want using the edit options available from the widget action menu.
What is the limit of the number of entries displayed on the Updates tab?
Logging in to the Home page automatically logs you in to all of your other IBM
Connections applications. You can open any of the applications using the application links provided at the top of the Home page, or by clicking the name of the widget associated with a particular IBM
Connections application in the widget title bar.
You can display up to 100 entries in any view. However, the length of time after which entries are purged is set to 30 days by default, so if you are looking for an entry that is older than 30 days, you might not find it.Parent topic: Home page overviews, how-tos, and FAQs