Training

Internet Explorer 9 - Browser Configuration

Browser Pop-up Setting

  • Open Internet Explorer
  • Select Tools > Pop-up Blocker
  • Select Pop-up Blocker Settings

popupblocker

  • Add the following web sites:
    • *.niu.edu
    • Myniu.niu.edu
    • Niufs.niu.edu
    • Niuhrs.niu.edu
  • Blocking Level:
    • Low: Allow pop-ups from secure sites
  • Click Close

popupblocker_settings

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Cookies

  • Open the Browser
  • Select Tools
  • Select Internet Options
  • Under Browser History, select Delete
  • Select Delete Cookies next to the Cookie area

 

delete_cookies

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Excel

(View Excel files in Excel instead of a browser window)

  • Open the Browser
  • Select Tools from the Menu toolbar
  • Select Internet Options
  • Select the Advanced tab
  • In the Browsing section, uncheck the Reuse windows for launching shortcuts
    (when tabbed browsing is off)
  • Click OK

reuse_windows

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Windows XP

  • Open the My Computer icon
  • Select Tools > Folder Options

My Computer screen

  • Go to the File Types Tab

Folder Options screen

  • Scroll down in the list of registered file extensions to XLS or XLSX (i.e. Excel)
  • Click the Advanced button
  • Uncheck the "Confirm open after download" option
  • Uncheck the "Browse in the Same Window" option

Edit File Type screen

This will allow the file to open in Excel instead of a browser window.

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Security Setting Downloads & Scripting

  • Open Internet Explorer
  • Select Tools > Internet Options

internet_options

  • Select the Security Tab
  • Click Custom level ...

custom_levels

Downloads

  • Scroll down to Downloads
  • Click Enable on the following:
    • File Downloads

enable_downloads

Scripting

  • Scroll down to Scripting
  • Click Enable on Allow websites to prompt for information using scripted windows
  • Click OK to return to the Internet Options Page
  • Click OK

enable_scripting

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SSL Issue

When using Internet Explorer 9 and accessing a secured website, you may get a message that indicates the page cannot be displayed. Below are the steps to resolve this problem.

  • Open Internet Explorer
  • Select Tools > Internet Options

internet_options

  • Click the Content Tab
  • Click the Clear SSL state button

clear_ssl_state

  • Click OK
  • The SSL Cache Cleared Successfully window appears

ssl_cache_cleared

  • Click OK to complete

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Temporary Internet Files (Cache)

  • Open the Browser
  • Select Tools
  • Select Internet Options
  • Under Browser History, select Delete
  • Uncheck the Preserve Favorites website data (PeopleSoft users must do this)
  • Select Delete Files next to Temporary Internet files

preserve_favorites

Trusted Sites

  • Open the Browser
  • Select Tools
  • Select Internet Options
  • Select the Security tab & select Trusted Sites
  • Select Sites next to the Trusted Sites area
  • Enter the trusted website under the Add this website to the zone
  • Click Add
  • Click Close on the Trusted sites window
  • Click OK on the Internet Options window

trusted_sites

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