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Document selection in 8.5, how to make it old 7.x way, or lowering stress to users, after transition to 8.5

Vladislavs Tatarincevs  27 July 2009 16:47:57
I have notices, that when users move to 8.x and 8.5.x from 7.x, the biggest shock for them is interface.
Two things make them crazy most of all,
* Why unread Mail are not RED :), why they bold now
* selection of documents is less important but also, make them stress.
There is a check mark in Additional preference.
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This will result a ViewCheckMarkSel=1 in notes.ini
Now in Domino 8.5, we have a very elegant way to add notes.ini parameters to Notes workstations,
http://vlaad.lv/lotus.nsf/dx/05092009111532PMSAMRRR.htm
So I think,  this is the option that I would recommend to deploy to all users, by default, so that transition to new version is easier for users.
After deploying this parameter, you can check mails and documents old school way :)
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Comments

1Ports  27.07.2009 19:18:32  Document selection in 8.5, how to make it old 7.x way, or lowering stress to users, after transition to 8.5

Hi Vlad. The reason that unread mark are bold rather than red is to a) To help colour blind folks who cannot distinguish between red and black b) To tone down the colour palette in line with the inbox redesign c) To stop the illogical red meaning unread.

Chris explains here how to switch them back to red if you want to. { Link }

2Vlaad  27.07.2009 22:59:48  Document selection in 8.5, how to make it old 7.x way, or lowering stress to users, after transition to 8.5

Hi,

Thanks, Bold is ok for me, as I use Notes 8.x from 2nd beta.

but majority of users, are frustrated about that :)

when they use LN 8.x for 2-3 days, bold is also ok for them. :))))

3Stephan H. Wissel  28.07.2009 12:00:24  Document selection in 8.5, how to make it old 7.x way, or lowering stress to users, after transition to 8.5

There is a preference where you can switch that back to RED (or did we add that in 851?). Also on OpenNTF there are Themes that do that for you.

Short of all that, look for the css file (I think it was Notes_branding or so) where you can set it.


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