Short Description: Disable / Enable the type ahead feature in iNotes/DWA
The type-ahead feature in IBM Lotus iNotes was introduced in 8.5 for lite mode only, and was enabled using the Notes.ini settings iNotes_WA_NameTypeahead and iNotes_WA_NameTypeaheadStartTimeout. However, as of 8.5.1, type-ahead is on by default for all modes, and these two settings, which were previously required to enable type-ahead, are obsolete. Although type-ahead is on by default, there are new Notes.ini settings you can use to define the type-ahead feature, including two settings for the ultra-light mode, which uses a subset of names from the type-ahead list.
About the type-ahead feature
The type-ahead feature in Lotus iNotes populates a list of type-ahead names, by using the names of people to whom users have recently sent e-mail. Type-ahead caches, in memory, a list of names that are used most frequently, and then displays those names in a list. This list of type-ahead names then display when a user is completing an address field that expects an e-mail address. The ultra-light mode displays a subset of the cached names.
The Notes.ini settings iNotes_WA_NameTypeahead and iNotes_WA_NameTypeaheadStartTimeout are obsolete as of 8.5.1.
New settings in 8.5.1
You can use these new Notes.ini settings in 8.5.1 to further define type-ahead.
|iNotes_WA_CachedNames||All modes||Although this feature is on by default, you can use iNotes_WA_CachedNames=0 to disable the type-ahead feature. Values are:
0 - Disables type-ahead
1 - Enables type-ahead (default)
|iNotes_WA_CachedNames_MaxNames||All modes||Use this setting to specify the maximum number of names stored in the cached-names list. Values can be from 1 - 200. The default value is 120.|
|iNotes_WA_UltralightCachedNames_MaxNames||Ultra-light mode||For ultra-light mode, type-ahead uses a subset of the names stored in the cached-names list. Use this setting to determine the maximum number of names in the subset. Values can be from 1 - 200, but cannot be greater than the value for iNotes_WA_CachedNames_MaxNames. The default is 60.|
|iNotes_WA_UltralightCachedNames_MaxNamesPerPage||Ultra-light mode||For ultra-light mode, sets the number of choices to show in the type-ahead list per page. Pressing the right or left arrow shows subsequent pages of names. Values can be from 1 - 200. The default is 4.|
Existing setting you can continue using
You can also continue using the iNotes_WA_NameTypeaheadWaitTimeout setting, which was introduced in 8.5.
|iNotes_WA_CachedNames||All modes||Aborts the type-ahead server request if the server does not return a response in the specified duration. Values are specified as the number of milliseconds. The default value is 5000.|
iNotes_WA_CachedNames =0 / 1
There is no kown UI setting for this notes.ini variable. But you can specify this setting in the notes.ini settings tab of the configuration settings document.
Changes to the Lotus iNotes type-ahead feature in 8.5.1