Widget Toolbar will not display

Technote (troubleshooting)


Problem

Widget toolbar will not display when enabling the feature "Show Widget Toolbar and My Widgets Panel" under File --> Preferences --> Widgets

Symptom

Widget toolbar does not display


Cause

The cause of the issue is a new default option in the Desktop Settings document. Starting in Domino 8.5.3, the setting "Restrict The Creation Of Widgets To Specific Types" is set to "Enable" instead of "Disable" as in earlier releases.

When the setting "Restrict The Creation Of Widgets To Specific Types" is set to "Enable", it will also prevent the display of the Widget Toolbar.


Environment

Lotus Notes 8.5.3

Domino 8.5.3


Diagnosing the problem

To diagnose the issue, determine if a Desktop setting document exists. Although the Desktop setting document may be used for other features and functionality, the presence of the Desktop setting policy will cause Widgets to disappear, if they were already enabled, and not display after enabling the option "Show Widget Toolbar and My Widgets Panel" under File --> Preferences --> Widgets

Resolving the problem

This issue has been reported to Quality Engineering in SPR TMDS8VURWB (APAR LO70348), and was closed as "Not a bug".

To resolve the issue, change the Desktop setting option, "Restrict The Creation Of Widgets To Specific Types" from "Enable" to "Disable".



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Document information


More support for:

IBM Notes
Widgets and Plugins

Software version:

8.5.3

Operating system(s):

Linux, Mac OS X, Windows

Software edition:

Standard

Reference #:

1621775

Modified date:

2013-01-14

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