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Performance Notes client


Notes Client is running very slow if the environment is not configured correctly.
Best practices include to exclude the data&program files from virus checking

Requested feature:

  • Monitor Notes Client performance + alert or notif user if the performance is degraded due to invalid system configuration settings

  • Check for known best practices, e.g. is windows indexing configured correctly?

  • Guest
  • Jul 14 2018
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  • Guest commented
    16 May 09:02am

    I am sorry but on all our PCs Notes V12 is much slower then V11 and this was much slower then V10. It is getting harder and harder to get any accaptence from users for Notes Client. Please improve performance on start up and shut down dramatically!

  • Guest commented
    17 Nov, 2021 03:47pm

    When will you implement this?

  • Guest commented
    23 Aug, 2021 08:29am

    Notes v12 performances are still very poor on macOS.

  • Guest commented
    18 Aug, 2021 05:18pm

    Yes the client performance improved with 12. Indeed. However, I have to use Thunderbird and Notes simultanously. In comparison, whenever I click into a Thunderbird window, the software responds immediately. Notes sometimes simply hangs or takes a nap for a few seconds(!), it seems to be disabled - even on fast machines. Responsiveness, reaction rate - it needs to be more snappy to really compete. Hopelully the 64-Bit version will help here. Other than that: HCL keep pushing for more :-)

  • Admin
    Thomas Hampel commented
    15 Aug, 2021 12:01pm

    Performance improvements have shipped with Notes 12.0

  • Guest commented
    23 Sep, 2020 11:42am

    Please understand partner and customer need. Performance is more importance. Please update in any fix pack of domino 11. We can't wait for new version.

  • Guest commented
    1 Oct, 2019 11:17am

    In V11 eclipse remain ... this don’t solve the performance problem.:-(

    We will lose others customers..

    very unhappy


    After 2 years  of AHA suggestion ..seem that the TOP popular ideas is not included into the notes client..

  • Guest commented
    12 Apr, 2019 12:06pm

    The Eclipse platform is bloated and unnecessary for most of the Notes tasks.

  • Guest commented
    17 Jan, 2019 09:13pm

    Our users don't want to run Notes in Basic mode. They want a mail client as simple to use as GMail in the browser or the GMail app on the iPhone. 

  • Guest commented
    10 Dec, 2018 05:57pm

    Network performance should also not be ignored.  Performance in Notes suffers dramatically with a server on the Internet vs on LAN.  Some operations, like adding a large number of documents to a folder, can take a fair amount of time.  Notes also doesn't seem to handle network instability well.

  • Admin
    Thomas Hampel commented
    1 Dec, 2018 12:35am

    We are well aware of your request and are investigating options to get this done. The link above was posted to help with the current situation.

  • Guest commented
    30 Nov, 2018 08:52am

    I dislike the idea of IBM promoting the idea of improving Notes' performance through additional tuning. Does this means that IBM is not doing a good job tuning the client before releasing to customers and customers need to rely on "hacks" and third party's advice to tune IBM's product?

  • Guest commented
    25 Sep, 2018 05:07am

    Just use the basic client - it is lightning fast (start with notes.exe-basic)

    IBM: Please dont't forget the basic client  when you develop a new ui ;-)

  • Guest commented
    24 Sep, 2018 03:21pm

    Hello Thomas,

    for give perfomance to IBM Notes Client actually the IT need to exclude FOLDER DATA of IBM Notes...

    the problem it's the thousands of files that AV need to scan and WIndows Search indexing run on CPU...

    This is the problem... and Eclipse is the cause of the problem

  • Admin
    Thomas Hampel commented
    24 Sep, 2018 02:23pm

    A client software like Notes is not authorized to change settings of the Antivirus software. This will remain a task for the desktop admin. For more performance tuning tips take a look at this presentation https://www.slideshare.net/christophadler50/engage-2018-ibm-notes-and-domino-performance-boost-reloaded

  • Guest commented
    22 Aug, 2018 12:25pm

    Eclipse may be part of the problem however the looks and fell of it is now Notes. This has to be retained even is Eclipse is binned. The right hand task bar is sacrosanct!  We have SameTime Meeting, Connection, IT Support, IM etc etc

  • Guest commented
    3 Aug, 2018 07:39am

    despite efforts to remove 2 plugins ...
    The client's performance is really slow compared to the competition and other software.

    any customer always says the same thing ...
    The client is heavy ...

    Will it be Eclipse's fault?
    Do you think it's normal to have a program composed of over 40,000 files?
    I do not think so ... and I also think that Eclipse is the cause of the problem

  • Admin
    KLAUS Roder commented
    2 Aug, 2018 06:24pm

    As Ram mentioned: "We have removed some plugins from V10 already to reduce the footprint and runtime performance. This will be an ongoing activity to simplify the package"

    This will be an ongoing activity for v10 and v11. If you have SPECIFIC performance issues please open a support case for it.

  • Guest commented
    28 Jul, 2018 12:45pm

    Probably on my own here but on both of my mid range Windows machines there is nothing wrong with the performance of the Notes Client, it opens in 2 seconds, mail with 33,000 historical records opens mail records within milliseconds. Applications are fine unless the design of the form is poor. I don't understand the problem. Unless using FP10 then that is nightmare.

  • Guest commented
    27 Jul, 2018 08:16pm

    We have removed some plugins from V10 already to reduce the footprint and runtime performance. This will be an ongoing activity to simplify the package

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