Web Browser Settings
2017 R1 Update Rollup 1

Web Browser SettingsPermanent link for this heading

When installing the native client also plug-ins for Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Safari are provided. For Google Chrome an own extension has to be downloaded from the Google Chrome Web Store (see chapter “Google Chrome”). Make sure that the plug-ins are allowed in the used web browser (“allow always”).

Microsoft Internet Explorer

“Tools” > “Manage Add-ons” > “Toolbars and Extensions”

Mozilla Firefox

“Menu” > “Add-ons” > “Plugins”

Apple Safari

“Preferences” > “Security” > “Internet plug-ins” > “Website Settings”

Google Chrome

“Customize and control Google Chrome” > “Extensions”

Further configuration steps

If a web browser is not optimally configured, the Fabasoft Web Client shows the necessary configuration steps in the “Web Browser State”. For Microsoft Internet Explorer it is possibly to deploy the necessary registry keys (see next chapter).

Microsoft Internet ExplorerPermanent link for this heading

To avoid that users have to make settings on their own and for best performance deploy following settings on the clients:

  • Enable the native XMLHTTP support (“Tools” > “Internet Options” > “Advanced” > “Enable native XMLHTTP support”). Dynamic web applications generally rely on XMLHTTP requests.
    Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\XMLHTTP
    Type: REG_DWORD
    Value: 1
  • Disable the pop-up blocker for the defined domain name (“Tools” > “Pop-up Blocker” > “Pop-up Blocker Settings” > “Allowed Sites”). Some use cases (e.g. “Explore”) open a new window. To avoid warnings, pop-ups should be allowed.
    Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\New Windows\Allow\<web service domain name e.g. *.example.com>
    Type: REG_BINARY
    Value: 0
  • Enable the caching of SSL pages (“Tools” > “Internet Options” > “Advanced” > “Do not save encrypted pages to disk”). Improves the performance of HTTPS connections.
    Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\DisableCachingOfSSLPages
    Type: REG_DWORD
    Value: 0
  • Disable the client certificate selection in the trusted sites, if not more than one certificate exists (“Tools” > “Internet Options” > “Security” > “Trusted sites” > “Don’t prompt for client certificate selection when no certificates or only one certificate exists”). If you access the system with a certificate, you can avoid the certificate selection dialog.
    Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Zones\2\1A04
    Type: REG_DWORD
    Value: 0
  • Allow the execution of the native client that is used e.g. for opening and saving documents directly via the web browser.
    Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{7FB9B738-B8BD-41f2-A514-F82F16483DE0}\iexplore\AllowedDomains\<domain name e.g. example.com>
    Type: NULL
    Value: ""
  • Increase the number of concurrent connections to the web server to improve the performance.
    Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_MAXCONNECTIONSPERSERVER\iexplore.exe
    Type: REG_DWORD
    Value: 6
  • Increase the number of concurrent connections to the web server to improve the performance.
    Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl\FEATURE_MAXCONNECTIONSPER1_0SERVER\iexplore.exe
    Type: REG_DWORD
    Value: 6

For more information about the meaning of these keys, consult http://msdn.microsoft.com.

Google ChromePermanent link for this heading

For Google Chrome beside the native client also a Chrome extension is needed.

To install the Fabasoft Folio web browser extension, perform the following steps:

  1. Search in the Google Chrome Web Store for the extension:
    https://chrome.google.com/webstore/search/fabasoft%20folio
  2. Click “Add to Chrome”.
  3. Click “Add” to confirm adding the extension.

Note: If you want to use the extension in the Google Chrome incognito mode, you have to select “Allow in incognito” for the extension.

Mozilla FirefoxPermanent link for this heading

For Mozilla Firefox beside the native client also a Firefox extension is needed.

To install the Fabasoft Folio web browser extension, perform the following steps:

  1. Open Fabasoft Folio
    https://<host>/<vdir>/
  2. In the web browser state, you will be notified to install the Fabasoft Folio Firefox Extension.
  3. Click “Add it now”.
  4. Click “Allow”.
  5. Click “Add” to confirm adding the extension.