Which One Do You Think I Meant?

January 13th, 2009 | Tags: ,

My company has standardized all email on Lotus Notes–it’s a decent groupware solution, it just needs a good email client to go with it. The calendaring portion, popped up a message this morning reminding me of a meeting and provided three buttons of actions to take:

  • Snooze – to remind me again in 10 minutes
  • Done – to dismiss the alarm and not remind me again
  • Open – to show me the meeting notice the alarm is for (so I can figure out where I need to go)

The first two work I expect. The “open” option works like an unemployed professional video game player:

  • If the meeting repeats, it will pop up a list of every instance of the meeting, asking which one you want the information about, apparently on the odd assumption you might not want information on the meeting that this alarm is for.
  • The meeting notice is opened on a new tab in the main window, which is left minimized for your convenience.
  • There is no change in the alarm dialog, leading you to question if anything actually happened.

By the time Lotus Notes v15 gets here, perhaps it will “just work”.

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