Internet Explorer 9 and ANGEL: Issues and Recommendations

Internet Explorer 9 is a recommended, supported browser for ANGEL.

There are no known serious problems with ANGEL functionality using Internet Explorer 9. However, you may encounter minor issues or display problems.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact ANGEL support.

Recommended Configuration

For best use with ANGEL, the ANGEL support team recommends making the following changes to Internet Explorer 9's settings:

  1. Within Internet Explorer 9, press the Alt key on your keyboard to display the menu bar at the top of the browser window, select Page on the right side of the toolbar, then select Compatibility View Settings.

    Screen capture. Internet Explorer 9 Menu Bar. Compatibility View Settings Button selected.
    Select Page, then Compatibility View Settings.

  2. In the Add this website text box, enter cms.psu.edu, then click the Add button.

    Screen Capture. Compatibility View Settings Window.
    Enter cms.psu.edu, then click Add.

  3. Click the Close button to close the window.
  4. Within Internet Explorer 9, press the Alt key on your keyboard to display the menu bar at the top of the browser window, select Tools, then select Internet Options.

    Screen Capture. Internet Explorer 9 Menu Bar. Tools Tab. nternet Options Button Selected.
    Under Tools, select Internet Options.

  5. On the General tab, in the Browsing history section, click the Settings button.

    Screen Capture. Internet Options Window.
    On the General tab, click Settings.

  6. Select Every time I visit the webpage, then click OK.

    Screen capture. Temporary Internet Files and History Settings Window.
    Select Every time I visit the webpage.

  7. Select the Security tab.
  8. Click the Trusted sites icon to select it, then click the Default level button.

    Screen capture. Internet Options Window with selected Security Tab.
    Select Trusted sites, then click Default level.

  9. Click the Sites button.

    Screen capture. Internet Ootions Window. Security Tab selected.
    Click Sites.

  10. Uncheck the Require server verification (https:) for all sites in this zone check box.
  11. In the Add this website to the zone text box, enter cms.psu.edu, then click the Add button. Click the Close button to close the window.

    Screen capture. Trusted Sites Window.
    Enter cms.psu.edu, then click Add.

  12. Click OK to close the Internet Options window.

Advanced Configuration

If a page you are viewing is stored on a web server that does not use SSL, or has embedded content such as an image that is stored on a web server that does not use SSL, Internet Explorer will display a dialogue box that states "Do you want to view only the web page content that was delivered securely?" If you select yes then the content that is stored outside of ANGEL will be blocked. To avoid this situation, click no when this dialogue appears. This issue is caused by a change in Internet Explorer's security model. It is not a bug in ANGEL.

If you understand Internet Explorer's security model and the implications of changing this behavior, you can do so following the steps below.

  1. Follow the instructions in the recommended configuration section.
  2. Within Internet Explorer 9, press the Alt key on your keyboard to display the toolbar, select Tools and then select Internet Options.
  3. Select the Security tab.
  4. Click the Trusted sites icon to select it, and then click the Custom level button.
  5. In the Miscellaneous section, locate the Display mixed content setting. Select one of the options below.
    • Prompt: show the "Do you want to view only the web page content that was delivered securely?" dialogue when mixed content is encountered.
    • Enable: always show mixed content in trusted sites without a prompt-recommended option.
    • Disable: do not show mixed content in trusted sites and do not show the prompt. This setting will result in missing content in courses and groups that embed content from outside of ANGEL.
  6. Click OK in all windows to close them.

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