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I agree with Steve. I'd also like some additions to the Home page like integration with iGoogle gadgets etc.

 
Pete

2 localhost commented Trackback

I'm not Samantha but this is one of the things that bugs me about Notes 8. I am used to hitting esc to close everything to get back to a clean Workspace, in Notes 8, I get back to a clean screen, a little too far for my taste.

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Since Notes version 5, we have used a Corporate Homepage, actually its an NSF hooked into a customized bookmark.ntf, to give our users a portal-like experience. Based on the user's role in the ACL, they see a list of application links that applies to their particular job. For us, this eliminates the need for bookmarks completely for corporate application. Since we rely so heavily on the homepage, nothing is more disorienting for the user (including me) when the homepage accidentally close. We'll certainly want the homepage to always be open, or at least make it only closeable on purpose, not by accident. Understandably, other organizations who perhaps have never leveraged the homepage as a corporate application launching point may not care as much about this so controlling this behaviour via a policy would be a good solution for everyone, with the default being to allow it to be closed like any other tab.

 
Another enhancement I'd like is the ability to make ANY NSF the homepage so I don't have to constantly customize bookmark.ntf.

4 localhost commented Permalink

How about the ability to not open the home page at all? I'd rather navigate to my mail and calendar, and access other applications from the Open menu as needed.

 
Yes, I am one of the 5 customers who jumped at the bookmark bar, and ditched the workspace after Notes 4.6.

5 localhost commented Permalink

Please, please, please allow this to be configured by policies, and allow *any* application to be set via policies as the home page.

 
Users can manually set another database to be their home page, and I think most people are of the opinion that if the users can change it, then the administrators should be able to set it and lock it.

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Closing the "Home Page", as mentioned above and in other threads is a huge pain for organisations that have a corporate welcome screen.

 
I agree with Steve, at least let this be set as a policy, so that an admin can choose whether the corporate welcome screen can never be closed, and while we're at it, how about making the corporate welcome screen policy COMPLETELY customisable, so that any page or frameset from ANY application can be configured as the "Home" page.

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Have to say I thought this had been discussed before. Don't remember many people liking the closing of the homepage.

 
As above, any nsf as homepage and controllable would be ideal, but removing the ability to close it would be a start.
 
An even easier start would be to have a home icon always visible, or at least to have the home icon at the top of the Open bar. Not sure Samantha thinks to look to the bottom of her Open bar to find her home page.

8 localhost commented Permalink

A policy to control this behavior would be fine, but I'd be just as happy with a more browser-like approach. Add a 'Home' icon to the toolbar so that it is always accessible.

 
Also, it's interesting to note that IE7 doesn't allow you to close a tab if you only have 1 web page open, and FF gets rid of the tabs altogether if you only have 1 web page open.

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The home page is simply that, a starting place and a place that is also referred to often. The ability to close the home page is confusing to the average end user, and most organizations have more average users than power users.

 
I've seen many users close the home page by accident, and then restarting Notes just to get it back. Opening the bookmarks and clicking the Home bookmark is not intuitive enough in this case.

10 localhost commented Permalink

I support (almost) anything that gives the user flexibility. It might be nice to have a check box on the home page (or elsewhere) where I can specify if my home page is to be locked so that if I want to always have it there I can. But if I don't want it (or use it) why have an extra tab there all the time.

11 localhost commented Permalink

I would like to add to this discussion and agree with a number of the other comments. Our organization also uses a company "home-page" extensively, and we certainly would like to minimize if not eliminate the possibility that the page is closed completely. It is a definite usability issue if it closes, and it also makes it much harder for us to rely on people seeing "News" and other links if it can end up closing by one two many clicks or [Esc] actions.

 
Thanks.
 

12 localhost commented Trackback

Personally. I hate that the home page gets closed. It annoys me. It annoys me every single time. It annoys me more the more I close it. If I were a fourty something white male American, I'd probably go on a killing spree. Oh....um....gotta run.

13 localhost commented Trackback

We use the home page tab. But not for a home page. We set something else as the home page - either a mail file or the old workspace generally.

 
However, I've been at client sites who have created a corporate home page in Bookmarks.nsf. They need for it to stay and be locked.
 
Having it not be there at all, is n/a for us, however, we like the flexibility in concept. We would also voice our opinion, to update the desktop policy for home page to these three options:Do not change (leave whichever or no tab if user has turned off)Turn off (no home page tab)Force specific bookmark.
 
Thanks.
 

14 localhost commented Trackback

We use the home page tab. But not for a home page. We set something else as the home page - either a mail file or the old workspace generally.

 
However, I've been at client sites who have created a corporate home page in Bookmarks.nsf. They need for it to stay and be locked.
 
Having it not be there at all, is n/a for us, however, we like the flexibility in concept. We would also voice our opinion, to update the desktop policy for home page to these three options:Do not change (leave whichever or no tab if user has turned off)Turn off (no home page tab)Force specific bookmark.
 
Thanks.
 

15 localhost commented Trackback

We use the home page tab. But not for a home page. We set something else as the home page - either a mail file or the old workspace generally.

 
However, I've been at client sites who have created a corporate home page in Bookmarks.nsf. They need for it to stay and be locked.
 
Having it not be there at all, is n/a for us, however, we like the flexibility in concept. We would also voice our opinion, to update the desktop policy for home page to these three options:Do not change (leave whichever or no tab if user has turned off)Turn off (no home page tab)Force specific bookmark.
 
Thanks.
 

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