Lotus Notes checklist

Checkpoint 4.4: Customized views

Enable the "Allow customizations" option in views.

Applicable user interfaces

This checkpoint only applies to Lotus Notes applications viewed through the Notes client.

Note: Applications that support both the Notes client interface and the Web interface must complete both the Web checklist and the Lotus Notes checklist.


Notes enables users to customize how information is displayed in views when the views have been designed with the "allow customizations" option set. This enhancement allows you to use the keyboard to sort view columns, hide or display columns in the view and specify vertical spacing between rows in the view. Without this option, someone who cannot use the mouse will not be able to modify the view to meet their needs. The "Allow customizations" option is enabled by default.

This feature is only supported in Notes 6 or later.

Required development techniques

The following technique is the minimum required to meet Checkpoint 4.4 from the Lotus Notes Application Accessibility Checklist:

Enable the option that allows users to customize views:

  1. Open the View Properties box and select the Options tab.
  2. Select the checkbox "Allow customizations".

Notes view custom

When customizations are enabled, users can use the Customize View dialog to sort columns and add or review columns in the view.

Notes view dialog

Required test techniques

Test the application to ensure that it complies with accessibility requirements.


There are no tools required to test this checkpoint.


The following technique is required to verify this checkpoint:
Action Result


Verify views can be customized by the end user:



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Last updated august 24, 2009.