Monday, February 9, 2009

How To Enable the Lotus Connections Person Card in Notes 8.5

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Friday, was a VERY long day. I'm going to quickly summarize what I've been up to and why I've been seemingly disconnected from Twitter. The good thing is that there are lessons learned that I would like to capture here for various reasons:

  1. So that I don't make the same mistake again
  2. So that others can benefit from my mistakes

Let's start with the fun stuff first. A customer wanted to know how to enable the Lotus Connections person card in Notes 8.5. Not sure why, but for some reason this capability is disabled out of the box. To enable, follow these steps:

  1. Go to C:\Notes\framework\shared\eclipse\plugins\
  2. Make a backup of
  3. Open with your favorite text editor
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the file and find this line:

  5. Replace it with

  6. Save the file
  7. Close and restart Notes

Now when you are in the Activities sidebar and look for people, simply hover over them, right click and the person card will show up as shown below!

Mac users: If you are using my hack, this should have already been done for you.


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