In Lotus Notes 8, you have the ability to use Sametime Connect as a sidebar plug-in. We retained the icon in the system tray so that even when you are in other applications, you can quickly glance to the system tray to check on your "status" (e.g. available, away, in a meeting, do not disturb).
One thing that we did change between the "standalone" Sametime and the integrated Sametime is that in the standalone one, when you single-click the icon in the system tray, we restore the Sametime window, BUT in the integrated version, we did not do this. We felt that restoring the big Notes window with Sametime in the sidebar violated the intent of a quick click on a system tray icon.
Post-8 we are investigating what to do to make this situation more usable. Please let us know which of the following you think would best meet the needs of your users (and why) . Or suggest something different.
1. Single-click DOES restore the entire Notes window, and, if the Sametime sidebar was not expanded, we automatically expand it, as shown in the following picture:
2. Single-click pops up only the "quickFind," as shown in the following picture:
3. Single-click pops up a dialog that asks if you want to open your Sametime list in a separate window so that in the future, when you single-click the icon in the system tray, you get just the Sametime window. (And if it is already "floating", then we just pop up the floating Sametime window)