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Status No Plans to Implement
Workspace Notes
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 9, 2020

Designer should function with Basic mode

Customer installed  Notes 9.0.1 standard client. Requirement is as per below

When start Notes

1.Basic Edition always starts

2. While performing any external operations like opening Notes link  should always open in Notes Basic mode
3. DominoDesigner (designer.exe) can be used  by closing Notes.

First 2 points can be achieved by add ini parameter "UseBasicNotes=1" 

However, Designer.exe is not with Basic mode.


So,It is requested to  provision  should be made for "Designer can work in Basic Mode"


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    Thomas Hampel
    Jan 9, 2020

    This is because Domino Designer is based on Eclipse. Implementing exactly this idea is unlikely, however we're working on something else that might fulfil your needs.