an easy way to give Domino Designer a ridiculous performance boost
Category domino designer performance
- From the top-level menu, select "File > Preferences"
- Choose "General > Appearance"
- Change the option labeled "Current presentation:" from "Styled Presentation Factory" to "Classic Presentation"
- Click "OK"
- When prompted, allow the "workbench" to be automatically restarted
I do feel obliged to warn you that the behavior of Designer after following the above instructions can be extremely disorienting. For instance, removing an app from the Applications navigator no longer causes that entire viewpart to freak out, repainting itself over and over again... the app just instantly disappears. Adding apps to Designer is also lightning fast. So is switching between working sets, changing which apps belong to which working set, and... well, okay, pretty much everything is significantly faster. Most disturbingly of all, unless for some weird reason you're developing directly against a server (instead of developing locally and replicating when you want to test your changes), and the network latency between you and that server is sufficiently high, you'll no longer see a progress bar when you compile your changes. The build process is just instantaneous. That kind of freaked me out the first time it happened. Thankfully, this is still Designer, so occasionally you'll still have to do a Project > Clean to give it the digital kick to the groin required to assure it that you do, in fact, want it to run the new code. And if you find you miss the progress bar (and hourglass or other OS equivalent), just find a slow enough server to code against, since it's not Designer's UI that's the bottleneck in that scenario. Otherwise, you'll probably need to adjust your routine to specifically schedule breaks (restroom, coffee, cigarette, et. al.) instead of letting Designer decide for you when you should get up and do something else for a few minutes.