Tim Savigar February 11 2011 02:23:31 PMRather than have all my Notes users have different user experiences I thought I would try to implement policies to simplify my admin overhead.
Well it has not been simplified to date. After a fair bit of thought about how to set the organisation so laptop users had different experience to desktop etc all was set up - however I was not in the correct user roles the policies did not apply. After the initial implementation I thought all was well by was informed users had lost their Type ahead drop downs.
I made changes to the desktop policy but this did not seem to implement correctly - deleted the docs from $Policies view in my NAB - then no new policies for ages - could not figure out why! Then when policies were in no desktop policy - eventually I looked in the Address book and it had gone! Don't know where it went to but put it back and I now seem to be back up and running.
After much searching and scratching of heads this appears to be controlled firstly by the preference "Disable type-ahead for all name fields and use the Notes Basic type-ahead:" - which in turn sets the DISABLE_TYPEDOWN ini setting 0 is Drop downs on 1 Drop downs off - but there is some strange behaviour - just implementing policies appears to put a $DISABLE_TYPEDOWN=2 in to your ini file which has the same effect as DISABLE_TYPEDOWN=1. This policy does not seem to be implemented correctly as the other properties are - as the lock symbol is not shown.
All eventually fixed by putting the following in to my ini tab
Lets hope this is fixed in 8.5.3 - I may have chance to get to looking at customising my blog by then!
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