Configuring Internet Explorer for Test Studio Automation

Automatic Calibration

To ensure flawless and consistent automation process there are some settings to apply to the browser. We call this browser calibration and have implemented a feature to automatically calibrate the browser out of the box and no manual interaction is required.

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.

If you need to double check manually if all settings are correct expand the Manual Configuration section below.


Manual Configuration +

Zoom Level Set to 100%

1. Go to the higher right of the browser.

2. Click Tools button -> Zoom.

3. Select 100% (or use the keyboard shortcut: Ctrl + 0).

Zoom

Disable Protected Mode

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

Protected Mode

Disable Pop-up Blocker

1. Click Tools > Internet Options

2. Click the Privacy tab.

3. Uncheck the Turn on Pop-up Blocker checkbox.

Pop up blocker

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.

Pop ups open in new window

Add the Websites to List of Trusted Sites

1. Click Tools > Internet Options.

2. Click the Security tab.

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... checkbox.

6. Enter the URL of your website in Add this website to the zone 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.

Trusted site

Disable Trusted Sites Message

1. Click Tools > Internet Options.

2. Click the Security tab.

3. Click Trusted sites and then Custom level.

4. Scroll down until you find the Websites in less privileged web content zone can navigate into this zone under the Miscellaneous heading.

5. Check Enable.

Trusted site message

Ensure JavaScript Is Enabled

1. Click Tools > Internet Options.

2. Click the Security tab.

3. Click Trusted sites and then Custom level.

4. Scroll down until you find the Active scripting setting under the Scripting heading.

5. Check Enable.

Enable Scripting

Disable Mixed Content Message

1. Click Tools > Internet Options.

2. Click the Security tab.

3. Click Trusted sites and then Custom level.

4. Scroll down until you find the Display mixed content setting under the Micellaneous heading.

5. Check Enable.

Disable script content

Enable File Downloads

1. Click Tools > Internet Options.

2. Click the Security tab.

3. Click Trusted sites and then Custom level.

4. Scroll down until you find the File download setting under the Downloads heading.

5. Check Enable.

6. Repeat steps 3 - 5 for the Local intranet and the Internet zones.

Downloads

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.

Downloads

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

Downloads

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.

Local files

Turn Off AutoComplete

1. Click Tools > Internet Options.

2. Click the Content tab.

3. Click the Settings button under the AutoComplete section.

4. In AutoComplete Settings, uncheck Forms and User names and passwords on forms.

Turn of auto-complete

Windows updates

The latest Internet Explorer updates should be installed.

Note: Installing KB2987107 security update for Internet Explorer 11 helps some customers with recording issues.

Add http://www.w3.org to Trusted Sites

1. Click Tools > Internet Options.

2. Click the Security tab.

3. Click Trusted sites.

4. Add http://www.w3.org to the trusted sites.

Add http://www.w3.org