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A primer page for configuring browsers?

Forums: General Discussion
Created on: 12/08/13 02:58 AM Views: 640 Replies: 2
Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 2:58 AM

Microsoft states, "Support for Windows XP is ending on April 8, 2014."

I use XP with its IE 8 browser and will be upgrading to Windows 7 or 8 soon, with the IE 9, IE 10, or IE 11 browsers. For some time, I've had "post-it" notes on my monitor reflecting comments made by Class Creator administrators and site administrators such as, "If upgrading to IE 9, make sure Document Mode is set to IE 9 Standards (not Quirks) and to turn off Compatibility Mode;" or "IE 10 needs to be in Compatibility View for File Vault to work." These comments are accompanied by the way to fix the problem, such as use of the F12 key, etc.

I wish there was a forum topic on tips for configuring browsers, so that for issues like the above, we can configure the browser right from the start so it works properly with our site.

It would include a list of browsers and under each browser, any tips for configuring it that are crucial to its operating success.

I don't want to make too big a deal about this. I know there will always be browser problems cropping up which will be reported under the "General Discussion" and "Report a Bug" forums, but for core configuration issues it would be nice to have them stated on their own page.

{Edit: For now, would one of the Class Creator administrators please restate the way IE 9, 10, and 11 must be configured regarding Document Mode and Compatibility Mode, or any other basic configuration issues, and how to do it.}

Edited 12/08/13 12:26 PM
Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 1:09 PM - Response #1

Pretty sure the new editor makes all of those comments obsolete. The new editor has to code that detects browsers fixed.

As of this minute, there are no special settings required for any of the top browsers: FF, IE, Chrome and Safari.

But it is a good idea to have a sticky area that relates to browsers or technical comments.Idea

Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 2:02 PM - Response #2

Jack, thanks for easing my worries. I'll upgrade to Windows 7 and IE 11.

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