Motivation

Many modern web browsers restrict certain functionality by default in the interest of security.This how-to will walk through the steps to enable javascript, java (applets), and pop-up windows. These web browser capabilities are used by Meandre Workbench, and some Components to create rich visualizations and user interfaces. If you are having trouble viewing Meandre content in your web browser, following these steps may help.

Select Your Browser

Firefox 2.x

Step 1.

  1. Select “Tools” from the File Menu
  2. Select “Options”

Screenshot of Step 1 for Firefox

Step 2.

  1. Select the “Content” at the top of the Options window.
  2. Ensure “Enable Javascript” and “Enable Java” are checked.
  3. Select  “Exceptions” for “Block Pop-up Windows”

Step 3.

  1. Enter “localhost” into the text area.
  2. Click “Allow.” This will allow popup windows for a meandre instance running on your computer. If the Meandre-Infrastructure you are using is located on a different computer, enter it’s name instead. (For example, “demo.seasr.org” to allow pop ups from the seasr demo server.)
  3. Click “Close.”
  4. (Not Shown) Click “Ok” in the Options window.

Finished.

Internet Explorer 7

Step 1

  1. Select “Tools” from the File Menu.
  2. Select “Internet Options” from the drop down list.

Step 2

  1. In the Internet Options window, select the “Security” tab.
  2. Press the “Custom Level” button.

Step 3

  1. In the Security Settings window, scroll down to the entry called “Scripting”
  2. Under “Active Scripting,” select “Enable.”
  3. Click “Ok”

Step 4

  1. Back at the Internet Options, now select the “Advanced” tab.
  2. Scroll down to the “Java (Sun)” entry. Check the box for whatever java installation is on your system.
  3. Click “Ok”

Step 5

  1. Back at the main window, select “Tools” from the File menu and then “Pop-up Blocker.”
  2. Select “Popup Blocker Settings.”

Step 6

  1. Type “localhost” into the text area.
  2. Click “Add.” This will allow popup windows for a meandre instance running on your computer. If the Meandre-Infrastructure you are using is located on a different computer, enter it’s name instead. (For example, “demo.seasr.org” to allow pop ups from the seasr demo server.)
  3. Click “Close”

Finished.