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Using Electronic Resources

Optimal Browser Settings

Browser settings can sometimes cause access problems. Enabling certain options can improve or restore functionality. Below are optimal settings for the most popular browsers.

Enable Cookies

Many resources require the use of cookies.  To enable cookies:

  • Google Chrome - 3 Vertical dots for Google Chrome settings > Settings > Advanced > Content Settings > Cookies > Allow sites to save and read cookie data
  • Microsoft Edge - Microsoft Edge 3 horizontal dots for settings  > Settings > View Advanced Settings > Cookies: Don't Block Cookies
  • Mozilla Firefox - Firefox 3 horizontal lines icon for Options > Options > Privacy & Security > Uncheck: Delete cookies and site data when Firefox is closed
  • Internet Explorer -Internet Explore Internet Options gear icon > Internet Options > Privacy tab > Settings > Advanced > Cookies
  • Safari -  Preferences > Privacy > Allow from websites

Most browsers allow you to delete all or some cookies, and to manage permissions.

Disable Pop-up Blockers

Some e-resources require the use of pop-ups for content delivery.  Be sure the pop-up blocker allows pop-ups generally, or from a specific  vendor.

  • Google Chrome -  3 Vertical dots for Google Chrome settings > Settings > Advanced > Content Settings > Popups > Allowed
  • Microsoft Edge - Microsoft Edge 3 horizontal dots for settings  > Settings > View Advanced Settings > Block Pop-ups: Off
  • Mozilla Firefox -  Firefox 3 horizontal lines icon for Options > Options > Privacy & Security >  Under History > Check Accept Cookies from Websites.
  • Internet Explorer  -Internet Explore Internet Options gear icon > Internet Options > Privacy tab >  Uncheck Turn on Pop-up Blocker
  • Safari - Preferences > Security > Uncheck Block Pop-up windows

Enable JavaScript

This is a scripting language commonly used to make web pages interactive.  Most browsers enable JavaScript by default.

  • Google Chrome -  3 Vertical dots for Google Chrome settings > Settings > Advanced > Content Settings >  Javascript allowed
  • Mozilla Firefox - Enabled by default
  • Internet Explorer 9+  -Internet Explore Internet Options gear icon > Internet Options >  Security > Scripting / Active Scripting / Enabled
  • Safari - Preferences > Security > Enable JavaScript

Install Adobe Flash

Adobe Flash Player is the standard for delivering rich web content.  See: https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/