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Have Chrome (or FireFox) be the ILLiad default browser

Several of our library's databases don't play nice with IE anymore, so when searching for an article while in ILLiad, we have to cut and paste the link into another browser before we can continue the search. This would (hopefully) be eliminated if IE were not the default browser.

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  • Tessa Brawley-Barker commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    IE will no longer be supported at my institution within a few months as we are transitioning to Edge. IT actually prefers that we use Firefox. It would be fantastic if addons would simply open using the device's default browser instead of IE. Like Ben said below, I wouldn't mind if this means opening addons outside of the ILLiad frame as long as we aren't using IE anymore.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    At my University, IE is not allowed since the security protocols do not meet their standards. IE is no longer supported since Microsoft transitioned to Edge, or so my IT people tell me. Another browser option would be great and it would get me off the naughty list with my IT people

  • Ben Hockenberry commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Piggybacking on Kel's comment -- perhaps, infrastructure to open a URL on demand in an /external browser/, in a new window/tab using the computer/device's default browser rather than inside the ILLiad frame, could do this simply and effectively without requiring as much development time?

    This sort of functionality could feasibly introduce the more basic ILLiad addons -- the ones that just result in a page opening -- to Tipasa's environment. I could see a "Toolkit" box on the side of a request view, in which a list of enabled custom links was provided. It would basically just need access to request data to insert into something like an OpenURL resolver's custom link/service syntax.

  • Kel Karpinski commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This would be so great! Especially because I have add-ons in Firefox for Open Access articles and it would make finding articles for our students and faculty that much easier!

    Also agree with some of the previous comments that IE does not work well with OpenURL add ons

  • Melissa Jackson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I would very, very much like to use Firefox instead of IE when I need to open a weblink in ILLiad or OCLC's stats page/policies directory. I'd delete IE off my computer altogether if I didn't need it for Banner updates.

  • Ben Hockenberry commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    @Dustin Stokes - Yes, IE presents regular problems when using an OpenURL addon or a catalog addon. We recently discovered that ScienceDirect, one of our larger full text platforms, no longer works correctly with Internet Explorer, though Edge does. Chrome or Firefox would be preferable (or perhaps coding for users' browser defaults), but in any case the out-of-support Internet Explorer should be deprecated.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Even links in the policy directory open in IE, which Primo and other OPACs don't really work on. So we have to copy and paste links to others' catalogs.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We have the same issue here with IE being the ONLY browser used with Addons. I would love to be able to use Chrome.

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