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F275G - IBM Content Navigator - Customize a Desktop


Duration: 1.0 day

This unit shows how to customize an IBM Content Navigator desktop. You learn how to customize the desktop appearance, modify Menus, Icons, and Labels, create a Viewer Map, and register a Plug-in.

If you are enrolling in a Self Paced Virtual Classroom or Web Based Training course, before you enroll, please review the Self-Paced Virtual Classes and Web-Based Training Classes on our Terms and Conditions page, as well as the system requirements, to ensure that your system meets the minimum requirements for this course.


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to: 

  • Customize the Desktop Appearance
  • Modify Menus, Icons, and Labels
  • Create a Viewer Map
  • Register a Plug-in


  • Anyone who needs to know how to customize an IBM Content Navigator desktop without writing any code.
  • Administrators who are responsible for configuring and customizing IBM Content Navigator system.
  • Application Builders who implement solutions by using IBM Content Navigator.


1. Customize the Desktop Appearance 

  • Customize the desktop appearance
  • Custom themes
  • Color Palette for the custom themes
  • Customize Banner
  • Login page configuration

2. Modify Menus, Icons, and Labels 

  • Create custom menus
  • Customize a menu
  • Customize the icons
  • Edit an existing Icon Mapping for MIME Types
  • Create an Icon Mapping for MIME Types
  • Edit an existing Icon Mapping for State
  • Customize labels
  • System Property Labels

3. Create a Viewer Map 

  • Viewer Maps
  • Fallback Viewers
  • Viewers that support all MIME types
  • Create a Viewer Map
  • Associate a Viewer Map with a desktop

4. Register a Plug-in

  • IBM Content Navigator Plug-ins
  • Custom Plug-ins
  • Register a Plug-in


  • IBM Content Navigator Introduction (F270)
  • IBM Content Navigator Configuration (F271)
  • Recommended: IBM FileNet Content Manager 5.2.1: Introduction (F280G)
  • Recommended: IBM FileNet Content Manager 5.2.1: Work with Object Metadata (F282G)



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