File – Application – Install menu options missing from Domino Designer 8.5.3

Updated on Nov 8, 2011 @ 13:50(PDT)

To enable the Install and Application Management options in Domino Designer 8.5.3, simply go to File – Preference – Domino Designer ->(General section) Enable Eclipse plug-in install. (Special thanks to Dan O’Connor)

Below is the original post for alternative way to show the options. (not recommended)


Below is the way to show File – Application – Install option in Lotus Notes/Domino Designer 8.5.3.

I needed to select File – Application – Install option to install the latest XPages Extension Library (OpenNTF XPages ExtLib page) into Domino Designer 8.5.3 automatically via the update site database that is the new feature of Domino 8.5.3.

  1. Close Lotus Notes and Domino Designer.
  2. Go to LotusNotesframeworkrcp
  3. Edit plugin_customization.ini
  4. Add the following line, then save the file.
    com.ibm.notes.branding/enable.update.ui=true
  5. Go to LotusNotesDataworkspace.metadata.pluginsorg.eclipse.core.runtime.settings
  6. Edit com.ibm.notes.branding.prefs file
  7. Edit 2nd line
    [Before]
    #Thu Sep 08 11:56:06 PDT 2011
    enable.update.ui=false
    eclipse.preferences.version=1
    [After]
    #Thu Sep 08 11:56:06 PDT 2011
    enable.update.ui=true
    eclipse.preferences.version=1
  8. Start Lotus Notes and Domino Designer.

Then I could confirm Install and Application Management options are shown in File – Application.

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4 comments on “File – Application – Install menu options missing from Domino Designer 8.5.3
  1. Dan O'Connor says:

    Do you not have a preference in Domino Designer to show this? The preference is found by launching Domino Designer, go to the File->Preferences menu, got to Domino Designer preferences. There should be a preference to “Show Eclipse Plug-in install”..
    If that option is not available then it most likely means that your administrator has disabled the Eclipse update UI via policy.

    This preference did not change in 853 I believe.

  2. ktatsuki says:

    Hi Dan
    Thank you for your comment!
    Yes! you are right!
    After your advice, I could find the option in Domino Designer preference – “Domino Designer”.
    Actually I’ve also seen the other blog that explains the same thing with what you wrote. However I could not find the option at that time since I went Domino Designer preference – “General” instead of Domino Designer preference – Domino Designer – “General” section.

    Now you solved my mystery! 🙂
    I will update my blog post soon.
    Thank you!

  3. Ian Mannion says:

    Thanks, saved me a lot of searching for this

  4. Ashok says:

    Thanks for your valuable post…

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