How can I set preferences for how Notes windows open and Notes window themes?

You can set a preference to specify how your HCL Notes® windows open. You can also save the tab order, and specify a windows theme.

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Use these steps to set a preference for how documents or applications are opened.


  1. Click File > Preferences > Windows and Themes.

    Macintosh OS X users: Click Notes > Preferences > Windows and Themes.

  2. Optional: Select On restart, reopen any tabs that were open when I closed the client to reopen the window tabs in the same order they were when you closed the client, the next time you open Notes.
  3. Select Use large icons in the Open List to change the size of the icon display in the Open List.
  4. Select Inform me that I can return a panel to an applications from the View menu if you use composite applications and you move a panels, so that you will be prompted how to return the panel to the view.
  5. Select Inform me that I can return a panel to the sidebar from the View menu to be prompted when you remove a panel back from the sidebar that you add it back to the sidebar by using the View menu.
  6. Under Window Management specify how Notes will open a document or a Notes application:
    • Open each document in its own window - each document opens a new Notes window.
    • Open each document in its own tab - (default) each document opens a new window tab in your active Notes window.
    • Group documents from each application on a tab - groups documents, such as mail messages, in a single tab. For example, if you open your mail, a window tab opens. Subsequent messages open in the Mail window tab. A number count displays in the window tab to show how many documents are open.



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Select a display theme from the list to change the window theme for Notes:

  • Operating System Theme for Low Vision - select this option if you are visually impaired.
  • Notes 8 Theme - uses Notes 8 fonts and colors.
  • Operating System Theme - uses the fonts and colors you have set for your operating system (for example, display or theme setting you set using the control panel.
Note: Depending on how your administrator set up your Notes account, you may not be able to change your Theme settings.