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    Manipulating Notes preferences via CSS (8.5)

    Bob Balaban  February 14 2009 08:32:55 PM
    Greetings, Geeks!

    I was going to write a blog post about how the notes.css file that many of us found and modified in version 8.0 (for me, I wanted to make the unread document color in Inbox red again) has disappeared (as a standalone file) from the 8.5 install tree. When I asked someone at Lotus about it, was told that as part of the performance enhancements in 8.5, many individual files were collected together into JARs, for faster loading, and notes.css was one of these.

    So, I was going to figure out where the notes.css file now lives, and post about it. However, in scanning PlanetLotus tonight, I saw this post by Chris Sparshott, who has already done all the legwork, saving me some tmie. Thanks Chris!! (PlanetLotus strikes again!)

    1Almar Diehl  02/15/2009 3:04:42 AM  Manipulating Notes preferences via CSS (8.5)

    If it is just the unread color you want to change just check this { Link }

    2Nelson Morris  02/15/2009 7:33:46 AM  Manipulating Notes preferences via CSS (8.5)

    The Lotus and Domino Wiki of all places =) has this info too.

    3Chris  02/20/2009 11:46:16 AM  Manipulating Notes preferences via CSS (8.5)

    Aren't JAR files just Zip files? I would think putting the css settings in a zip file would hurt performance because of the overhead associated with uncompressing it first.

    4bob balaban  02/20/2009 8:06:05 PM  Manipulating Notes preferences via CSS (8.5)

    @3 - Chris, JAR files are more or less the same as zip files, except that they also contain a "manifest" file, sort of a table of contents list of what's in the container.

    While it's true that putting files into the jar/zip means you have to unpack it, in terms of stuff being loaded into the JVM, there is still often a savings, because the overhead of locating and opening multiple files is eliminated. This overhead can really be much bigger than the extra processing required to un-compress a contained file. Once the bits are loaded from disk into memory, un-compressing is really fast.

    5Nizar  05/30/2009 10:12:35 AM  Manipulating Notes preferences via CSS (8.5)

    Check this solution:

    { Link }

    It worked liked magic and you can choose any color you like, not only red.