Internet Explorer

Allow mixed content in Internet Explorer

TechScreen uses the Google API for advanced visual effects and functions. API is loaded from http site and TechScreen from https secured connection (SSL secured data exchange with the server), this results in an mixed content warning.

There are two possible solutions:
Solution 1:

  • open Internet Options > Security
  • select "trusted sites" zone in the top frame
  • click "sites" - new window opens
  • insert and click "add"
  • insert
  • uncheck "Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone"
  • click "add"
  • close window
  • make sure "trusted sites" is still selected
  • click "custom level" button
  • scroll down to: Miscellaneous -> Display mixed content -> enable
  • close all windows

Now mixed content message should not appear anymore for TechScreen. Make sure to remove from Trusted sites, if no longer needed!

Solution 2: (not recommended)

  • open Internet Options > Security
  • make sure "Internet" zone is selected in the top frame
  • click "custom level" button
  • scroll down to: Miscellaneous -> Display mixed content -> enable

With this setting you allow every https-site with secured server connection to load content from an http-site with unsecured connection. This is not recommended.

Mixed content warning

TechScreen throuhs mixed content warnings in Internet Explorer, for the Manage competences, voting and some other nice features. I have to allow mixed content after every site refresh, how can I allow this setting persistent?

Using Mac OS version of IE

We don't need to install VMWare.
Here is the link for Mac OS version.


Internet Explorer on Mac OS leopard

There is no Internet Explorer available for Mac OS leopard. But sometimes it would be interesting to run it, for example to test a new homepage.

Open Remote Tabs

Nowadays, there are many different browsers available. Sometimes we want or have to change between them because every browser has its advantages and disadvantages. Furthermore, at work, people often use a different browser (e.g. Internet Explorer) than at home (e.g. Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox). Now, when coming home, there should be an easy way to re-open the tabs they had open at work or simply at a different location. Every modern browser allows to open many tabs. However, it is not easy to move these tabs from one browser to another. Challenge: <ul><li>Find an <strong>easy</strong> way to open tabs in the browser of your choice that you recently opened in another browser.</li><li>Choose at least <strong>two</strong> different browsers to work with.</li><li>This should also work when the remote browser is already closed.</li></ul>

PNG transparency with IE 5.5 and IE 6

The transparency issues in IE 6 and lesser are a well-known problem. Tough the older versions are less used it is important to handle this problem if you want to make your website working in all versions. The problem occurs if you want to show a png-file with alpha transparency in IE 5.5 and 6. After creating your page, adding the png-image (with alpha transparency) and accessing it with IE 6 or less you will see that the transparency does not work. If you want to you can use to render your page on different versions of your browser (for example if you don't have a specific version of the Internet explorer) The goal is now to find a solution how to make the alpha transparency work for each version of the Internet Explorer.

Synchronize web browser bookmarks

<p>Since there are several different web browsers on the market, the need may arise to synchronize ones bookmarks throughout the different browsers, without having to do so manually. The question is, how to do this in an easy and clean way, so that even beginners can handle the task.</p>

Displaying Websites on IE Browsers correctly

As most non-flash sites use xhtml and css only, webdesigner (or those who realize such tricky designs) must face with issues that in the end this website has to be displayed correctly — some kind of platform/browser independency. Indeed, (X)HTML is standardized by the W3C, but web-browser render websites totally differently — caused by bugs mostly (IE). This becomes quite cruical, as for ex. designs require precisely fitting their components.
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