Default Widgets and Live Text behavior

Users can browse the widgets catalog and obtain widgets from it, and optionally add widgets to the catalog, provided their Widgets preferences point to the catalog and the catalog ACL settings and widget preferences enable their access.

By default, users will see the My Widgets sidebar panel. They can hide it by selecting File > Preferences > Widget and deselecting the Show Widget Toolbar and the My Widgets Sidebar panel option.

Enabling the Show Widget Toolbar and the My Widgets Sidebar panel option allows for full Widgets and Live Text access. The My Widgets sidebar panel and the Widgets menus and toolbar will be visible and the user can create and publish widget components, actions, content types, and recognizers. However, the administrator can use a Domino® administrative policy or Eclipse preferences to control user access to various aspects of Widgets and Live Text functionality, often based on end user or power user type.

Before installing Notes®, the administrator can change the default behavior by using a Domino® policy or the install kit's plugin_customization.ini file. These settings can also be changed after install using Domino® policy or the installed plugin_customization.ini (for example, install dir\framework\rcp\plugin_customization.ini).

If no Domino® policy or plugin_customization.ini file Eclipse preferences are specified, all Widgets and Live Text functionality is available.

Whether users can see the My Widgets sidebar and toolbar or not, they can see and act on Live Text.

Default policy and preferences

By default, the following conditions exist when no policy or preferences changes have been made:

  • The Catalog server preference is blank.
  • The Catalog name preference is blank.
  • The Categories to install preference is blank.
  • The Show Widget Toolbar and the My Widgets Sidebar panel preference is available and checked.

    The following default settings are set and their associated behaviors are available.

  • The Create and manage an action setting is enabled.
  • The Create and manage recognizers and content types setting is enabled.
  • The Send widgets using email setting is enabled.
  • The Install widgets from email or other setting is enabled.
  • The Publish to catalog setting is enabled.
  • The Enable default recognizers (these are the supplied advanced recognizers of People (names), Address, and Organization) setting is enabled.