In Lotus Notes® 8.x client when you press the F5 key you expect to lock Notes so that you cannot again access it until you type your password. However, nothing happens. The application is not locked.
This behavior occurs with Notes 8 (Standard Configuration), and is functioning as designed. To lock your Notes ID, select the CTRL+ F5 keys. The F5 key is now used to refresh the screen.
Note: The CTRL+F5 keys will not lock Notes if a dialog box or InfoBox is currently open. You must close the dialog or InfoBox (properties box) before using CTRL+F5.
Selecting CTRL+F5 to lock your Notes ID will not work if there is no database opened. To work around this issue, select File > Security > Lock ID.
The Notes 8.x client (Standard Configuration) is based on the Eclipse Java-based platform, which makes possible many of the new features in Notes 8.x. An alternative to using Notes 8 (Standard Configuration) is the Notes 8.x (Basic Configuration); in the latter, the F5 key functions as it does in prior Notes releases such as Notes 7.x, because it does not utilize the Eclipse platform.
Note: Using the Notes 8.x (Basic Configuration) means you will not have access to some of the key new features that Notes 8.x (Standard Configuration) provides.
For more information please refer to the following technotes:
"What's new in Lotus Notes 8 client?" (#1264877).
"Able to open Productivity Tools documents even when Lotus Notes client is locked" (#1267078 ).
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