Configuring Internet Explorer for Test Studio Automation


As of the 2012 R2 release, the Calibrate Browsers feature can configure your browsers automatically. If you need to resort to manual configuration, use the following settings.



Note: If you receive a certificate-related warning when the Test Studio recorder is attached to the browser, or when executing a Performance run, follow the instructions here.


 


Zoom Level Set to 100%

  1. Go to the lower right of the browser.
  2. Click the drop-down arrow to change the zoom level.
  3. Select 100% (or use the keyboard shortcut: Ctrl + 0).
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Disable Protected Mode (Windows Vista/7)

  1. Click Tools > Internet Options.  
  2. Click the Security tab.
  3. Uncheck the Enable Protected Mode checkbox.
  4. Repeat step 3 for:
    • Internet
    • Local intranet
    • Trusted sites
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Disable Pop-up Blocker

  1. Click Tools and then highlight Pop-up Blocker by moving the cursor over it.
  2. Click Turn Off Pop-up Blocker.
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  4. In IE9, this setting is located on the Privacy tab of Internet Options. Uncheck the Turn on Pop-up Blocker box.
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Pop-ups Open in a New Window

  1. Click Tools > Internet Options.
  2. On the General tab, click the Settings button for Change how webpages are displayed in tabs.
  3. Select Always open pop-ups in a new window.
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Add the Websites to List of Trusted Sites

  1. Click Tools > Internet Options.
  2. Go to the Security tab of Internet Options.
  3. Click on Trusted sites.
  4. Click the Sites button.
  5. If your site is not secure (uses HTTPS protocol), then uncheck the Require server verification... box.
  6. Enter the URL of your website in Add this website... text box. This text box will accept both DNS names and IP addresses.
  7. Click Add.
  8. Repeat steps 6-7 for each website you'll be testing.
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Disable Trusted Sites Message

  1. Go to the Security tab.
  2. Click Trusted sites and then Custom level.
  3. Scroll down until you find the Websites in less privileged web content zone can navigate into this zone under the Miscellaneous heading.  
  4. Check Enable.
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Ensure JavaScript Is Enabled

  1. Click Tools > Internet Options.
  2. Click on the Security tab.
  3. Click on Trusted sites.
  4. Click on Custom level.
  5. Scroll down until you find the Active scripting setting under the Scripting heading.
  6. Check Enable.
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Disable Mixed Content Message

  1. Click Tools > Internet Options.
  2. Click on the Security tab.
  3. Click on Trusted sites.
  4. Click on Custom level.
  5. Scroll down until you find the Display mixed content setting under the Micellaneous heading.
  6. Check Enable.
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Enable File Downloads

  1. Click Tools > Internet Options.
  2. Go to the Security tab of Internet Options.
  3. Click on Trusted sites.
  4. Click on Custom level.
  5. Select the two Enable settings shown in the diagram below.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Repeat steps 3 - 5 for the Local intranet and the Internet zones.
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For IE7 and IE8 file downloads, uncheck Close this dialog box when download completes. The only way to do this is to actually start downloading something and uncheck this checkbox while the download is running.

 

 

For IE9 downloads, check Notify me when my downloads are complete:

  1. Click Tools > View downloads
  2. Click the Options link in the lower left.
  3. Check Notify me when my downloads are complete.
  4. Click OK.
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Allow Local Files to Run Unhindered

  1. Click Tools > Internet Options.
  2. Click the Advanced tab.
  3. Check Allow active content to run in files on My Computer under the Security heading.
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Turn Off AutoComplete

  1. Click Tools > Internet Options.
  2. Click the Content tab.
  3. Click the Settings button under the AutoComplete section.
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  5. In AutoComplete Settings, uncheck Forms and User names and passwords on forms.
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