Show heap status shortcut(s)

For those of you who don’t know, Domino R8 now runs in Eclipse. Eclipse is a Java based application and can be rather memory intensive. You can see the allocated Java Virtual Machine space (heap size) in your designer by going to:

File –>Preferences—>General

Show heap size
Show heap size

And this shows you the heap size and allows you to clean it up and speed up your designer client.

Domino Designer Heap Size
Domino Designer Heap Size

The problem is when you check and save this open it is not remembered from one designer session to the next – even though it remains checked it is not displayed.

Here is way for us lazy/productive people to turn this link on with the minimum of effort:

Keyboard only

  1. Alt+F
  2. F
  3. (Type) General
  4. Enter
  5. Enter

Gaming Keyboard (Productivity Enhancer)

Even better when you can program your gaming keyboard to do a single button push for you 🙂

Creating a shortcut to show heap size using Logitech G15 gaming keyboard
Creating a shortcut to show heap size using Logitech G15 gaming keyboard


StrokeIt is a Windows Mouse Gestures program or in their words “an advanced mouse gesture recognition engine and command processors”. It can be programmed to perform almost any shortcut task – here is the Show Heap

Strokieit Show Heap shortcut
Strokieit Show Heap shortcut

Anything else?

  • There is AutoHotKey which is another shortcut program
  • There is Ben Poole’s SendKeys replacement but I have had timing issues with that and cannot get it to work consistently.
  • I’d like to do it in @Formula and add it to a toolbar button
  • Let me know what you’ve come up with…!

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