Configuring Your Browser for CommonSpot

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Nov 3, 2013 (3 years and 10 months ago)

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Configuring Your Browser for CommonSpot

The two recommended browsers for CommonSpot users a
re Microsoft
Internet
Explorer version 8

for the PC and
Firefox version 3.6 or 5

for the PC
and
Macintosh.

Toolbars with
Internet Explorer
and Firefox

To minimize

issues with CommonSpot, please turn off all toolbars. These include Google
Toolbar, MSN Toolbar, Bing Toolbar, and others. To turn off these toolbars please follow
the instructions below.

Internet Explorer

1.

Click on the
Tools

menu, and hover over
Toolbars.

2.

Unselect all toolbars except
Status Bar

and
Lock the Toolbar

Firefox

1.

Click on
View

and hover over
Toolbars
.

2.

Unselect all
toolbars

except
Navigation Toolbar

and
Bookmarks Toolbar
.


Internet Explorer

Modifying these settings will reassure Internet Explorer

that it is
okay

to set a cookie,
execute a script, or perform some other security
-
sensitive action.

1.

From the

Tools

menu, and select
Internet Options
.

2.

From

the
Security

tab
, c
lick
Sites

near
TRUSTED SITES

to open the
Trusted Sites

window.

3.

I
n the field
A
dd this Web site to the zone
,
t
ype the following URLs and click
A
DD

after each one is entered:

o

http://www2.uwec.edu

(for training, the URL is http://www5.uwec.edu)

o

https://www2.uwec.edu
(for training, the URL is
http
s
://www5.uwec.edu)

4.

Uncheck the box next

to
Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this
zone
.

5.

Click
CLOSE.


6.

From the

Tools

menu, and select
Internet Options
.

7.

From the
Security

tab, click
Default Level
near

CUSTOM.


8.

If necessary, slide the
Allowed levels for this zone

slide down
to the bottom, to
set the security level to
LOW

(the most trusting).

9.

Click
OK

to close the window.

10.

From the

Tools

menu, and select
Internet Options
.

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2


11.

From the
Security

tab,
click
Custom Level

i
f it is

active
.

12.

Scroll down

to the
ActiveX controls and plug
-
ins
section

and find
Allow scriptlets
.
M
ake sure that it is
E
nabled

for this zone. This will permit the table features to
work in the Rich Text Editor.

13.

Scroll down to the
Miscellaneous

section (about halfway down)

and f
ind
Allow
script
-
initiated windows

without size or position constraints
.

Make sure that it
is
Enabled
.

14.

Click
OK

to close the window.

15.

Disable the
Pop
-
up Blocker

for CommonSpot

o

From
the

Tools

menu
, select
Pop
-
up Blocker

»

Pop
-
up Blocker Settings

1.

T
ype
www2.uwec.edu

in the
Exceptions

list

(
type
www5.uwec.edu

for training)


16.

Click
OK

to accept the settings
. C
lick
OK

again to close the window.

Firefox

Modifying these settings will reassure Firefox that it is
okay

to set a cookie, execute a
script, or perform some other security
-
sensitive act
ion.

1.

Macintosh:
From

the
Firefox

menu, select
Preferences
.


or

1.

Windows:
From the

Tools

menu, select
Options
.

2.

From

the
Content

tab,
select

the
Exceptions

button for the
Block Popup Windows

category.

3.

Type the following URLs in the field
marked

Address of
web site
:, and click
Allow

after each one is entered:

o

www2.uwec.edu

(type
www5.uwec.edu

for training)

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4.

From

the
Content

tab,
select

the
Advanced

button for the
Enable Java
S
cript

categor
y, and confirm that the check
-
boxes are checked for
Move or resize
existing windows

and for
Raise or lower windows
.

5.

Click
OK

to accept the Java
S
cript options.

6.

From

the
Privacy

tab
Cookies

section, select the

Exceptions
button
.

Type the
following URLs in
the field
marked
Address of web site
:, and click
Allow

after
each one is entered:

o

www
2.uwec.edu

(type www5.uwec.edu for training)

7.

Click
OK

to accept the Cookies Exceptions

options
.

8.

Click
OK

to accept the Privacy and Web Features options.

N
OTE
:

o

If you
n
otice

that

the
CommonSpot Menu Bar

is unavailable, it may be

because you are using an older
version of
Firefox

or it may be a security
setting in either browser.