Google Chrome: Basic Settings


The information below is relevant for the Enterprise Business Systems (EBS) Portal and the HR and Payroll functions within the portal.  For information on compatibility with other EBS Systems, such as Finance and Business Intelligence, see the Compatibility Matrix.

Many applications require additional settings on the browser to work properly.  See detailed instructions below.

Default Browser

The default browser should be Internet Explorer. New windows opened from a different browser use the default browser, which can cause a problem if the default browser is not supported for that application.

  1. Search for the "Control Panel"
  2. Choose the Category "Programs"
  3. Select "Default Programs"
  4. Choose "Set your Default Programs"
  5. Under "Web Browser" click the browser that is displayed, and change it to "Internet Explorer"
  6. Close the windows

Allow pop-ups

Many links will open a new window.  Make sure that the browser allows for pop-ups.

  1. Choose the "Customize and Control Google Chrome" icon in the upper right
  2. Choose "Settings"
  3. In the upper left "Settings" menu, open the "Advanced" section and select "Privacy and security"
  4. In the bottom of that section, choose "Content Settings"
  5. Then choose "Popups"
  6. Make sure the "Allowed" slider is moved to the right
  7. In the "Allow" section, choose "ADD"
  8. Type in "https://secportal.ebsp.msu.edu" then the "ADD" button
  9. Close the browser tab

Language

Browsers should be set to have English as the first language.  Items may not display properly on screen if this is set to some other language.

  1. Choose the "Customize and Control Google Chrome" icon in the upper right
  2. Choose "Settings"
  3. In the upper left "Settings" menu, open the "Advanced" section and select "Languages"
  4. Open the Language section, and make sure "English (United States)" is the top entry
  5. "Add languages" and select items to move as necessary
  6. Close the tab

Zoom

Having the zoom on the screen set to anything other than 100% can result in improper display of the screen, including a flickering screen.  For most browsers, <control> 0 (zero) resets the zoom to 100%. 

  1. Choose the "Customize and Control Google Chrome" icon in the upper right
  2. Use the plus (+) and minus (-) signs to adjust the zoom to 100%

Toolbars

Add-ins can prevent items from properly displaying in browser windows.  Below are directions for disabling browser add-ins.

  1. Choose the "Customize and Control Google Chrome" icon in the upper right
  2. Choose "More tools"
  3. Choose "Extensions"
  4. For each extension that is not required, either
    1. turn it off using the slider
    2. "REMOVE" it
  5. Close the tab