How can I change web browser preferences?

You can change which browser will open when you click Web links from Notes® documents: either the Notes® embedded browser or the browser you have set as the default for the operating system. You can also change the default home page.


  1. To set a different home page, replace the Web address set by your administrator with the Web address of the page you want.
    Note: To reset the home page to the original setting, click Use Default.
  2. To change the browser used for opening Web links, click File > Preferences.

    Macintosh OS X users: Click Notes > Preferences.

  3. Click Web browser.
  4. Do one of the following steps:
    • To use the embedded browser, select Use the browser embedded in this client.

      This opens the Web browser in Notes®; not in a separate browser window.

    • To use the browser that you have already set as the default for your computer, select Use the browser I have set as the default for this operating system.

      This opens the Web browser in a separate browser window; not in Notes®.

  5. Click OK.


The options you specify on this preference panel are applied to all your locations.

Note: If you enable advanced menus, your Location document has an Internet Browser tab where you can set the browser you use with Preview in Web Browser from the Domino® Designer menu. For that browser, you can choose Notes® with Internet Explorer, Microsoft® Internet Explorer, Netscape Navigator, Firefox, or Other (Mozilla, etc.).
Note: If you are configuring new Web page, feed, or Google Gadget type widgets, be sure to check the Use the browser embedded in this client option. To configure a new widget in context you need the target context displayed in Notes®; not in an external Web browser window.